Jack Weaver Memorial Competition

For Violin, Viola & Cello

National Philharmonic is thrilled to host a competition for violin, viola, and cello students throughout the DC Metro Region in memory of Jack Weaver. String students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate by submitting videos of themselves performing three compositions of contrasting style representing at least two different periods of literature. One piece must be composed by a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) or woman composer.

2022 Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Jack Weaver Memorial Competition! All of the winners showed talent, passion, and a love for music in their submissions. Each participant submitted three compositions of contrasting style, with one composition being by a BIPOC or woman composer. Watch the videos of the competition winners below! Special thanks to each of the participants for their submissions.

This competition is funded by the Violin House of Weaver in Bethesda Maryland.

Allen Yoo: Cello Concerto in B Minor Op. 104 by Antonín Dvořák
Mallory Lerch: Silentwoods
Ava Prickman: The Witch of Harlem by Audrey Call
Jing Fan: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 “Spring” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Eric Huang: La Captive by Amy Beach
Lauren Yoon: Violin Sonata, 3rd Movement by Irene Britton Smith
Lauren Edwards: Partita No. 2 in D Minor by J.S. Bach

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