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Music Library Thematic Displays: UTK Concerto Competition over the Years

This guide showcases resources from the George F. DeVine Music Library centered on specific themes. Selected themes reflect UT School of Music events and programs, as well as cultural celebrations.

UTK Concerto Competition Yearbook Banner Art

Gallery of Winning Composers

Pablo de Sarasate with violin

Pablo de Sarasate

2000: Ziguenerweisen; Peter Aguilar, Violin

2009: Navarra; Marina Frolova and Irina Fatykhova, Two Violins


To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

 

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart headshot

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

2000: Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio; Victoria Kelp, Mezzo-Soprano

2002: Konstanze... O wie angstlich from Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail; William Farrar Strum, Tenor

2003: Ch'io mi scordi de te?; Holly Rector and Danny Brian, Soprano and Piano

2007: Rondo-Allegro from Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622 in A major; Will Casada, Clarinet

2011: Andante from Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364; Hallerin Hill II and Wes Charlton, Violin and Viola
 

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Johann Friedrich Fasch headshot

Johann Friedrich Fasch

2000: Trumpet Concerto in D major; Davy DeArmond, Trumpet

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Ney Rosauro headshot

Ney Rosauro

2000: Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra; Re'Licka Allen, Marimba

2001: Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra; John Nipper, Marimba

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Aram Khachaturian headshot holding sheet music

Aram Khachaturian 

2000: Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Laura Barger, Piano

2004: Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Allen Ballew, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Paul Hindemith with viola

Paul Hindemith 

2001: Trauermusik; Uihwan Chong, Viola

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Ludwig van Beethoveen portrait composing

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

2001: Ah, Perfido, Scene and Aria, Op. 65; Kristin A. Lewis, Soprano

2015: Allegro ma non troppo from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61; Oleksiy Hamoy, Violin

2018: Allegro con brio from Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19; Baoxu Shen, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Bernhard Crusell headshot

Bernhard Crusell

 

2001: Allegro risoluto from Clarinet Concerto No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 11; Scottie Gray-Stevens, Clarinet

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Sergei Prokofiev headshot

Sergei Prokofiev 

2001: Allegro ma non troppo from Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26; John Villaveces, Piano

2007: Allegro brioso from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, No.1, Op. 10 in D-flat major; Lora Geteva, Piano

2010: Allegro moderato from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2, in G minor, Op. 63; Tiango Ellwanger, Violin

2013: Moderato-Allegro moderato from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1, in D major, Op. 19; Anileys Bermudez, Violin

2019: Andante-Allegro from Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26; Joanna Lin, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Giochino Rossini headshot

Giochino Rossini 

2002: Si, ritrovarla io giure from La Cenerentola; William Farrar Strum, Tenor

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Charles Gounod headshot

Charles Gounod 

2002: Ah! Leve-toi, soleil from Romeo and Juliet; John Sumners, Tenor

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Francesco Cilea headshot

Francesco Cilea 

2002: Lamento di Federico from L'Arlesiana; John Sumners, Tenor

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Vincenzo Bellini Headshot

Vincenzo Bellini 

2002: Ah, non credea mirarti and Ah! non giunge uman pensiero from La Sonnambula; John Sumners, Tenor

2008: Qui la voce and Vien diletto from I Puritani; Teresa Alzadon, Soprano

2015: Qui la voce and Vien diletto from I Puritani; Alexandria Shiner, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Joan Tower headshot

Joan Tower 

2002: Piano Concerto; Christina Horn, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a YouTube video for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Alexander Arutiunian headshot

Alexander Arutiunian 

2002: Andante-Allegro energico-Meno mosso-Allegro from Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra; Michael Fee, Trumpet

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Gary Schocker headshot

Gary Schocker

2003: II. Moody and III. Coffee Nerves from Three Dances for Two Flutes; Laura Herron and Sarah Howard, Two Flutes

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a YouTube video for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Dmitri Shostakovich headshot by the piano

Dmitri Shostakovich 

2003: Moderato from Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107; Kyle Misher, Cello

2014: Adagio-Allegro from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in C-sharp minor, Op. 129; Jeff Brannen, Violin

2017: Allegretto from Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107 ; Ashlee Booth, Cello

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Moritz Moszkowski headshot

Moritz Moszkowski 

2003: Moderato from Piano Concerto in E major, Op. 59; Sophie Wang

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Maurice Ravel headshot

Maurice Ravel 

2004: Allegramente from Concerto in G Major for Piano and Orchestra; Geneva Money, Piano

2011: Chanson romanesque, Chanson epique, and Chanson a boire from Don Quichotte a Dulcinee; Jesse Stock, Baritone

2012: Tzigane; Thomas Lovett, Violin

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Alexander Glazunov headshot

Alexander Glazunov 

2004: Allegro moderato from Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra; Danni Johnson, Alto Saxophone

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Samuel Barber headshot

Samuel Barber 

2004: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Caryn Marlowe, Soprano

2019: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Anna Young, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Antonin Dvorak headshot

Antonin Dvorak 

2004: Allegro ma non troppo from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor; Lucie Novoveska, Violin

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

William Walton headshot

William Walton

 

2005: Andante comodo from Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Rebecca Reuter, Viola

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

 

Carl Maria von Weber headshot

Carl Maria von Weber 

2005: Alla Polacca from Concerto No. 2 in E-flat for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 74; Benjamin Gessel, Clarinet

2005: Andante e Rondo Onagarese, Op. 35; Joshua Teaster, Bassoon

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Camille Saint-Saens headshot

Camille Saint-Saens 

2005: Andante from Concerto in F major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 103; Anna Baik, Piano

2006: Allegro non troppo from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 61; Lucie Novoveska, Violin

2008: La Muse et le Poete; Paula Bujes and Pedro Huff, Violin and Cello

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Leonard Bernstein with baton headshot

Leonard Bernstein 

2005: Glitter and be gay from Candide; Tiffany Sasser, Soprano

2013: Glitter and be gay from Candide; Jenna Weaver, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Gustav Mahler seated photograph

Gustav Mahler 

2006: Ich hab ein gluhend Messer from Songs of a Wayfarer; Sarah Kennedy, Mezzo-Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Karel Husa headshot

Karel Husa 

2006: Elegie et Rondeau; Ben Robinette, Saxophone

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Richard Strauss headshot

Richard Strauss 

2006: Burleske in D minor, AV85; Grace Lee, Piano

2012: September and Beim Schlafengehn from Four Last Songs; Theresa Dunigan, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Joseph Haydn headshot

Joseph Haydn 

2007: Moderato from Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Hob. VIIb: 1 in C major; Matthew Wilkinson, Cello

2015: Allegro spirituoso from Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C major, Hob. VIIg: C1; Sarah Emmons, Oboe

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Gian Carlo Menotti headshot

Gian Carlo Menotti 

2007: To This We've Come from The Consul; Megan Nelson, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Sergei Rachmaninoff headshot with score

Sergei Rachmaninoff 

2008: Moderato from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Nai-Fang Ko, Piano

2009: Moderato from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Helen Yoo, Piano

2012: Moderato from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Shinyoung Kim, Piano

2013: Vivace from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1; Carson Hayes, Piano

2014: Moderato from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Ruixi Niu, Piano

2017: Moderato from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Zhaoyi Li, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Petronio Franceschini portait composing

Petronio Franceschini 

2008: Sonata in D; Julia Thomas and Brian Webster, Two Trumpets

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Philip Glass  at the piano

Philip Glass 

2008: II. and IV. from Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra; Four-T-tude Saxophone Quartet (Ben Robinette, Curran Doody, Aaron Schmitt, and Casey Hesson), Saxophone Quartet

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Hector Berlioz portrait

Hector Berlioz 

2009: D'amour l'ardente flamme from The Damnation of Faust; Leah Serr, Mezzo-Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Pierre-Max Dubois  headshot

Pierre-Max Dubois 

2009: Lento espressivo-Allegro and Lento nostalgico from Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra; Xin Gao, Saxophone

2020: Lento espressivo-Allegro from Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra; Darius Edwards, Saxophone

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

George Frederic Handel portrait

George Frederic Handel 

2009: Sveglisatevi nel core from Giulio Cesare; Lyndon England, Countertenor

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Howard Hanson headshot

Howard Hanson 

2010: Serenade, Op. 35; Micah Layne, Flute

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Johann Sebastian Bach portrait holding music

Johann Sebastian Bach 

2010: Adagio and Allegro from Concerto for Oboe and Violin and Orchestra in C minor, BWV 1060; Bonnie Farr and Rachel Grubb, Oboe and Violin

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Robert Schumann portrait

Robert Schumann 

2010: Allegro affettuoso from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 54; Lin Tian, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

August Ritter portrait

August Ritter 

2011: Rondo allegretto from Sinfonie Concertante; Rachel Morey and Travis Jones, Two Bassoons

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

George Gershwin at the piano

George Gershwin 

2011: Variations on "I Got Rhythm"; William Crow, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Andre Jolivet composing

Andre Jolivet 

2012: Andante Cantabile-Allegro Scherzando and Largo-Allegro risoluto  from Concerto for Flute and Strings; Kathryne Salo, Flute

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Casey Cangelosi  headshot holding percussion mallets

Casey Cangelosi 

2013: II from Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra; Kevin Hanrahan, Marimba

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a YouTube video for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Jacques Ibert portrait

Jacques Ibert 

2014: Allegro from Concerto for Flute; Lauren Asimakoupoulos, Flute

2016: Allegro con moto from Concertino da camera; Junwen Jia, Saxophone

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Johann Strauss, Jr. portrait

Johann Strauss, Jr. 

2014: Csardas from Die Fledermaus; Murrella Parton, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Edvard Grieg headshot

Edvard Grieg 

2015: Allegro molto moderato from Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16; Emmanuelle Bizien, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Frederic Chopin headshot portrait

Frederic Chopin 

2016: Allegro moderato from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21; Elizabeth Vaughan, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Alban Berg headshot portrait

Alban Berg 

2016: Nacht, Im Zimmer, Leibesode, and Sommertage from Sieben fruhe Lieder; Melanie Burbules, Mezzo-Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky headshot

Pyotr Tchaikovsky 

2017: Allegro moderato from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35; Benjamin Parton, Violin

2020: Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso-Allegro con spirito from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23; Katherine Benson, Piano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Joseph Canteloube headshot portrait

Joseph Canteloube 

2017: Chants d'Auvergne, Vol. 1: No. 3. 3 Bourrees - L'aio De Rotso (Spring Water) - Ound'onoren Gorda? (Where Shall We Go?) - Obal, Din Lou Limouzi (Over in Limousin); Elena Stabile, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Paul Creston headshot

Paul Creston 

2017: Energetic from Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Op. 26; Sydney Warren, Saxophone

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a YouTube video for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Giuseppe Verdi with top hat portrait

Giuseppe Verdi 

2018: Caro Nome from Rigoletto; Meghan Mayes, Soprano

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Carl Nielsen portrait

Carl Nielsen 

2018: Allegro moderato from Flute Concerto CNW 42; Rebecca Percy, Flute

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Jean Sibelius at the piano

Jean Sibelius 

2018: Allegro ma non tanto from Violin Concerto, Op. 47; Bing Yang Li, Violin

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Bela Bartok seated photograph

Bela Bartok

2019: Allegro moderato from Viola Concerto, Sz. 120; Dragan Loncar, Viola

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Henri Tomasi composing

Henri Tomasi 

2019: Andante-Allegro from Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra; Corey Martin, Saxophone

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Benjamin Britten headshot

Benjamin Britten 

2020: My Horse! My Horse! ... Tarquinius does not wait from The Rape of Lucretia; Wayd Odle, Tenor

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

Johannes Brahms headshot portrait

Johannes Brahms

2020: Allegro ma non troppo from Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77; Yeiji Choi, Violin

To listen to the piece, click on the name of the piece and it will take you to a NAXOS recording for reference. To hear the ACTUAL performance from the concerto competition, we hold all of the performances on CDs in house.

NAXOS Music Library Database

Books on Concertos

Top Three Composers

Who has been performed the most?

Below, we have featured three of the most performed composers in the UTK Concerto Competition over the years. The first and most performed composer is Sergei Rachmaninoff, which is really sweet because Rachmaninoff's last performance before he died was here at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. There is a tie for second and third place between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Sergei Prokofiev. 

For each composer, we will feature a few pieces, a biographical book, CDs from our collection, and some online database/resources.

Scores of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Music

Online Audio Materials for Sergei Rachmaninoff

Click on the album cover to be directed to NAXOS Music Library!

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2 and Etudes-tableaux, op. 33 Album Art

Tie for Second/Third - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (5 Times)

Books on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Scores of Sergei Prokofiev's Music

Online Audio Materials for Sergei Prokofiev

Click on the album cover to be directed to NAXOS Music Library!

Prokofiev, Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Sonata for Solo Violin Album Art

About UTK Concerto Competition

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville School of Music hosts a competition every year during the spring semester where students -  graduate, undergraduate, and artist certificate - compete to play a movement from a concerto they have been working on in private lessons with the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra (UTSO) on the March concert. This is a grand experience for those that win the competition because they get to be accompanied by the original orchestration of the piece instead of a piano accompaniment and they get to perform in such a beautiful hall like James R. Cox Auditorium. During the rehearsal process, the soloist gets to come in and work with the orchestra and have their private instructor provide feedback along the way. There are four winning categories for the competition:

  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Winds, Brass, and Percussion

In the past, there have been five winners sometimes, but it is most common for the judges to select a single winner from the four categories above.

For more information, click: https://music.utk.edu/ugrad/concerto.php

 


Throughout this LibGuide, you will find information on what concertos are, a gallery of composers that have won, the top three composers that have been performed the most, and fun statistics on wins per instrument/voice type. We will be featuring scores and books in our collection and our online databases!

What is a concerto?

"An instrumental work that maintains contrast between an orchestral ensemble and a smaller group or a solo instrument, or among various groups of an undivided orchestra. Before 1700 the term was applied to pieces in a variety of forms for an even greater variety of performing media, voices as well as instruments; it was also used in the sense of ‘ensemble’ or ‘orchestra’. Not until the beginning of the 18th century was it applied consistently (though not exclusively) to works in three movements (fast–slow–fast) for soloist and orchestra, two or more soloists and orchestra (concerto grosso) or undivided orchestra.

In the late 18th century and during most of the 19th and the solo concerto was a prominent form of virtuoso display, while, in the same period, the concerto grosso fell out of public favour; some of its aspects were subsumed by the short-lived form of the Symphonie concertante. During its long history, the concerto has built on forms and procedures adopted by Corelli, Torelli, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach and later composers, particularly Mozart, to develop into a form that ranks with the symphony and the string quartet in the range of its artistic expression."


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."UTK Orchestra Concert

Bing Yang Li, violin, performing the third movement of Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra (2018)

Citation
Hutchings, Arthur, Michael Talbot, Cliff Eisen, Leon Botstein, and Paul Griffiths. "Concerto." Grove Music Online. 2001. Oxford University Press. Date of access 16 Feb. 2021

Books on Specific Concertos

First - Sergei Rachmaninoff (6 Times)

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Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873 - 1943)

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Online Video Materials for Sergei Rachmaninoff

Click on the play button to watch Kirill Gerstein perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra!

Scores of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Music

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Tie for Second/Third - Sergei Prokofiev (5 Times)

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Sergei Prokofiev 
(1891 - 1953)

Books on Sergei Prokofiev