Thanks to all of the wonderful chamber groups who entered the 2019 competition.

There was a record number of high-level performances entered this year.  If you didn't advance to the Finals this time, please come back next year.

Judges for this year's competition will be:  Mina Fisher, cellist and recently retired director of the Bakken Trio; Russell Peterson, classical/jazz saxophonist, bassoonist and composer; Korey Konkol, violist performer and professor at the University of Minnesota; Daria Adams, violinist with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and director of Music in the Vineyards  chamber music festival in Napa Valley, California; and Jeffrey Stirling, Music Director of the Saint Paul Civic Symphony, the First Unitarian Society Orchestra  and the Northeast Orchestra.

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  • Announcing the 2019 Finalists!


    • Center for Irish Music Ensemble


    • Elysian Quartet
    • Quartet Spiritoso


    • Des Moines Symphony Academy Quartet
    • Trio Luminoso
    • MacPhail Guitar Quartet
    • Whipple Piano Quintet
    • Andreas Piano Trio
    • Ascolta String Trio
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  • Register to attend the Finals

    The Final Round will occur on Saturday, February 23, 2019 beginning at  1:30 p.m. in Sundin Hall, Hamline University. All are welcome. Click here to register. Loading...   Read More...

  • 2018 Competition Winners

    The top winners in last year's SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition were announced on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Finalists Recital held in Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University. Listen to their performances on YOUTUBE.   Read More...

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