Music in the Vineyards - Chamber Music Festival - Wine Country, Napa Valley
napa valley
chamber music
August 2 - 23, 2020
string quartet
in the vineyards
Vienna & Prague
Tour 2020

2018 Solo Instrumental Competition Guidelines

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Applications are now closed for the 2019 Solo Instrumental Competition, thank you!

Have you been playing one of the following instruments and striving to achieve the highest musical standard?

•Violin• •Viola• •Cello• •Bass• •Flute• •Oboe• •Clarinet• •Bassoon• •Horn• •Trumpet• •Trombone• •Piano•

 Join us for our sixth annual competition March, 2019 to compete for one of these fabulous prizes:

1st place – $1,000     2nd place – $750       3rd place – $500

In addition, all three winners will perform in a recital on Friday, August 16th, 2019 as part of the Music in the Vineyards 25th Anniversary Festival season.

General Guidelines

You will be asked to perform two pieces by contrasting composers from the classical music repertoire, unaccompanied, each 2–5 minutes in length. You will also be required to attend the reception immediately following the competition where the winners will be announced and comments will be distributed.

Prizes will be awarded on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Silverado Vineyards following a short performance by each of the winners. You MUST be present at this recital to receive your award.

Merit Award Criteria

  • Applications will be accepted from instrumentalists only, not vocalists.
  • Applicant must be in grades ten, eleven or twelve and a resident of California.
  • Applicant must study classical music.
  • Applicant cannot be a previous First Place Winner in the previous competition
  • A $10 fee is payable upon submission of application. This can be paid by cash, check or credit card.


Apply online or download the application and submit by Monday, February 18, 2019.