Young Artists Competition

Each year, Red River Radio hosts a competition for young musicians (18 and under) throughout our listening region.   These young people submit recordings to be judged by a panel of distinguished professional musicians.   The winners chosen are offered the opportunity to perform for a radio broadcast in front of a live audience, and to have their performance professionally recorded by our staff.

Red River Radio announces our Sixth Annual Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a live radio broadcast on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. 

Airs Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m.  The results are in and we have the winners of the 2014 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you on Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in our Red River Radio Marion & Donald Weiss Performance studio. This will also be a live broadcast and a open to all. (seating is limited so please arrive early. Priority seating for parents will be reserved.)

The Winners Are:

The results are in and we have the winners of the 2013 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you this Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at the LSU Shreveport University Center Theater.

This year's winners are:
Erik Eklund, age 15 from Ruston
Kelsi Cox, age 17 from Shreveport
Neil Nathan, age 15 from Shreveport
Sean Nathan, age 18 from Shreveport
Venkatesh Sivaraman, age 14 from Shreveport
Twila Gaston, age 18 from Baton Rouge

Works to be performed include Jeux d'eau by Ravel;  Movement No. 1 from the Horn Concerto No. 1 by R. Strauss;  Movement No. 1 from the Cello Concerto in G minor by Kabalevsky;  the Gypsy Aires by Sarasate;  the Rhapsodie in G minor by Brahms;  and the song "A New Life" from Jekyll and Hyde.

The concert is free and open to all. Come share in their music and support these young artists. The concert will be recorded and broadcast at a later time.

Airs Friday, August 17 at 12:00 noon. Join us for the Winner's Concert from the 2012 Young artist Competition. The judges made their selections and the winners assembled on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m., at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater to perform. Red River Radio captured this concert for broadcast. Here is today's concert and the performers. Click on this post and listen to concert again online. (more)

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