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Minnesota Sinfonia Announces Young Artist Competition

Minneapolis, MN, February 01, 2012 --( This spring, the Minnesota Sinfonia is to hold their annual competition for string musicians up to age 21. This includes violin, cello, bass and viola. The competition is divided into two categories, the Junior Division for musicians up to age 14 (born on or before 1/1/98) and the Senior Division for up to age 21 (born on or before 1/1/91). The winner of the Senior Division will be awarded the Claire Givens Violins cash prize of $500 as well as a solo appearance with the full Minnesota Sinfonia orchestra at their Summer Youth Outreach Concert to be held at Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis in July of 2012. The Junior Division winner will be granted a solo with the full Minnesota Sinfonia orchestra at this year’s Holiday Concert in December of 2012 to be performed in both St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Participants are welcome to apply if they are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa or Wisconsin. This year’s competition will be held on March 25, 2012 at 12 pm at St. Thomas University in St. Paul. The entry deadline is March 14, 2012. To download an entry form or to fill an entry form out online visit:

­The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra whose mission is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of Minnesota, especially families with children, inner-city youth, seniors and those with limited financial means. The Sinfonia plays concerts for over 25,000 people each year, and is the only professional orchestra of its kind, offering all concerts free of admission charges, welcoming children to every performance, and dedicating over half its services to inner-city schools. Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Jay Fishman, the Sinfonia is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by corporate, foundation and individual contributors. For more information visit or call 612-871-1701.

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