2012 Miroslav Pansky Competition
The 2012 Miroslav Pansky Memorial Concerto Competition was held on Saturday, October 20, at Heid Music Co. in Green Bay, WI. Twenty Seven contestants competed for a chance to perform with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay and cash prizes. We are pleased to announce the winners of this years extremely competative contest:
High School Category:
First Place: Alicia Mose from Kaukauna, WI
Alicia performed the Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch on the Violin
Second Place: Bethany Moss from Appleton, WI
Bethany perormed the Violin Concerto in A minor by Dvorak
First Place: Joseph Connor from Appleton, WI
Joseph attends Lawrence University and performed Scaramouche by Darius Milhoud on the alto saxophone
Second Place: Trevor Litsey from Appleton, WI
Trevor attends Lawrence University and played the Concerto in F minor for Tuba by Vaughn-Williams
The Miroslav Pansky Concerto Competition was open to vocalists and orchestral instrumentalists from Northeast Wisconsin, for students through the age of 21. High school and college contestants were judged in two separate categories.
Winners from each category will receive cash awards and our first prize winners will perform with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay at the February 16, 2013 concert.
Thanks to Heid Music for providing the location for this years competition and ensuring a smooth and successful event.
Educational outreach is an important goal of the Civic Symphony mission. Our efforts to achieve that goal include the following:
The biennial Miroslav Pansky Memorial Concerto Competition for promising young musicians. In October 2008 more than 25 young musicians of remarkable talent and diversity competed. Our winner, David Keep of Lawrence University, received a cash prize as well as the honor of performing the Brahms Piano Concerto at the 2008 family concert. The competition honors the memory of Maestro Pansky, long-time conductor of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and founder of its youth orchestras. In 2010, our winner was Grace Crosby from Green Bay who dazzled the audience at the Meyer Theatre on February 19, 2011 when She performed the Violin Concerto in D minor by Sibelius.
The annual family concert program is selected for its educational value and universal appeal. Last season we featured Halloween themed music with spooky and suspencful music from the Sourcerors Apprentice to Harry Potter. These concerts are always slelected to be an original experience for our morning audience of local school children as well our evening concert's general audience. This season's family concert program features selections from Broadway's greatest musicals.
Accomplished local students perform with the Civic Symphony each year, giving gifted young people a chance to play challenging orchestral literature alongside seasoned musicians in a concert-hall venue--a valuable learning opportunity few young musicians experience.