Naftzger Young Artists

*POSTPONED* 

2021 NAFTZGER YOUNG ARTISTS AUDITIONS & AWARDS 


Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2021 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions, previously scheduled for March 27 and 28, 2021 at the Duerksen Fine Arts Center on the campus of Wichita State University, are postponed until further notice.

Concern for the health of all participants is our priority. Please check this page for future updates.

I wish you good health and success in your career.

Don Reinhold
CEO, Wichita Symphony


Information regarding the 2021 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions & Awards will be posted as it becomes available subject to conditions surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

For any questions, please contact Samantha Davis at sdavis@wso.org


Congratulations to our 2019 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions Winners:

Pictured from left to right: Simon Karakulidi (piano), Kelli Van Meter (soprano), Malcolm Guobi Liu (piano), Sandro Sidomonidze (cello), Kiarra Saito-Beckman (violin), Traian Sturza (bassoon), Yu-hsuan Chang (horn), Phillip R. Lopez (bass-baritone)

NAFTZGER YOUNG ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENT ($5,000 Grand Prize)

Simon Karakulidi, Park University, piano

DIVISION WINNERS ($2,000 Cash Prize)

DIVISION RUNNERS UP ($500 Cash Prize)

ALL NAFTZGER WINNERS 


The Naftzger Young Artists Auditions and Music Awards are administered by the

Wichita Symphony Society and are made possible by
The Naftzger Fund for Fine Arts, Inc.

Created by Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Naftzger in memory of
L.S. Naftzger, Ida L. Naftzger, and Lee Southwell Naftzger II


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