For the past fifteen seasons, Rose Tree Pops has conducted a youth soloist competition. The soloist is selected from area schools and performs his or her solo during the orchestra's Spring Concert.

Auditions for the 2018-2019 season are now closed. Please check back later for information on the 2019-2020 competition.

Previous Winners

  • 2019, May 19 - Joseph Kang, Piano Concerto No. 2, Op 18 (First Movement) by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • 2018, April 28 - Erica Westcott, Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K.V. 313 (Allegro Maestoso) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2017, April 23 - Alisa Borisovsky, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
  • 2016, May 20 - Sashe He, Cello Concerto #1 in G minor, Op 49 (First Movement) by Dmitry Kabalevsky
  • 2015, April 26 - Tanavi Prabhu, Oboe Concerto in C major, K.V. 314 (Allegro aperto) by W.A. Mozart
  • 2014, May 18 - Daniel Kim, Violin Concerto #2, Op 22 by Henryk Wieniawski
  • 2014, May 18 - Maryann Han, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (First Movement) by Edvard Grieg
  • 2013, May 19 - David McCafferty, Flute Concerto #1 in G major by W.A Mozart
  • 2012, April 15 - Sophie Fortunato, Concerto #1 for Violin, Op 26 (Finale: Allegro Energico) by Max Bruch
  • 2012, April 15 - Nicole Ozdowski, Concertino for Flute, Op 107 by CĂ©cile Chaminade
  • 2011, April 3 - Rebekah Powell, A Trumpeter’s Lullaby by Leroy Anderson
  • 2010, April 25 - Jessica Fennelly, G Major Concerto for Flute & Orchestra (Allegro Maestoso) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2009, March 29 - Jamie Yerim Lee, A Major Violin Concerto #5, (First Movement) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2008, April 13 - Mac Robinson, E Minor Cello Concerto, Op 85 (Movement IV) by Sir Edward Elgar
  • 2007, May 20 - Joseph Dvorak, Concertino for Clarinet, Op 26 by Carl Maria von Weber
  • 2006, April 23 - Irene Moretto, A Minor Piano Concerto, Op 16 (Allegro molto moderato) by Edvard Grieg
  • 2005, April 17 - Marsha Bowe, D Major Flute Concerto, K.V. 314 (Allegro Maestoso) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2005, April 17 - Christopher Burkhart, Concerto for Trumpet, (Allegro) by Joseph F. Haydn
Roberta with Daniel
Dr. Roberta Winemiller with Daniel Kim, 2014 Youth Competition Winner