The 2013 Victor Norman Concerto Competition
is scheduled some time in the
Fall 2013, (TBA), from 10 a.m. to noon
and is open to students/young adults in grades 7 through 12.
The winner will be invited to perform as a soloist with the Youth Orchestra at a concert during the
2013-2014 Season. First, Second and Third Place monetary prizes will also awarded.
Click here for 2013 Audition Rules and 2013 Application Form.
Congratulations to the following musicians who participated in the June 3, 2012, competition:
1st Place: Isabella Palacpac, cello (winner of $100 and an appearance with the ECSYO
during the 2012-2013 Season).
2nd Place: Chloe Wilson, violin (winner of $75).
3rd Place: Dennis Li, flute (winner of $50).
Thank you to all who entered this competition!!
Who Was Victor Norman?
In 1946, Victor Norman founded the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, which he conducted and guided for the next 35 years. To learn more about Victor Norman, please click here to read an article, "Remembering Victor Norman" by his son, Bob Norman, on his website. The following quote from Victor Norman was taken from that article:
"I dare say that music is my native language. I was born with it, and it will remain with me to the very end. My happiest moments came when I would sit down to study a score. My concentration was complete, all other thoughts would fade away, it was a truly spiritual experience ... My sixty some years of conducting have been a journey of learning and discovery ... It was not until my last concert on the occasion of my 90th birthday that I could say to myself: 'Yes, I am a good conductor.'"