The RCO’s College Concerto Competition is the only competition of its kind in the state of Nevada. The participants, who must either attend a Nevada college or be a Nevada resident attending college out of state, compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to appear as soloist with the RCO in one of its regular season concerts. Competitors will receive detailed written comments on their performance from the distinguished panel of judges. Past Competition participants have gone on to significant careers as soloists, orchestral musicians, and teachers.
The College Concerto Competition, and the RCO concerts at which the Competition winner performs, are made possible by a generous grant from The Bretzlaff Foundation.
From left to right: Cellist Xiao Lai Zhou (2015 Competition winner), flutist Carmella Cao (2014 Competition winner), violist Kayleigh Miller (2012-13 Competition winner), and cellist Matthew Linaman (2012 Competition winner) performing with the Reno Chamber Orchestra.