Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra announces return of young musicians competition

Posted on: March 16, 2021

The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra in Honolulu has announced the return of its “Nā hōkū ‘ōpio | Young Stars Program,” a competition for local musicians. The contest winners will be featured as soloists in a live performance with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, scheduled to take place in early May, and appear on the streaming show Tuning Up with Iggy & Dave. The competition is open only to Hawai‘i high school graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 who are current, full-time residents of the State of Hawai‘i. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 “Nā hōkū ‘ōpio” competition will be held virtually, with applicants submitting an online application with a video recording to the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra. The application and video submission deadline is April 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2021. The “Nā hōkū ‘ōpio” competition is open to strings, voice, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The five-member panel of judges will include Hawai‘i Symphony musicians, members of the HSO Associates, and guest judges from the community. Learn more at www.myhso.org.