Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

Bushell Concerto Competition

2014 Bushell Concerto Competition

Thank you to all our applicants for the 2014 competition. We have been delighted with the response and look forward to meeting the competitors on 4th May and hearing your performances. Good luck!

Click here for information on the competition policies. [link to the policy document]

Competition Date: Sunday, 4th May 2014

Competition Site: Crawford Music Building, Seattle Pacific University, 3214 Fourth Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119



2013 Bushell Concerto Competition

Congratulations to our 2013 Don Bushell Concerto Competition winner, Rose Jo-Shih Cheng (piano)

Ms Cheng will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Seattle Philharmonic on March 30 2014 at Meany Hall.

The full results of the 2013 Don Bushell Concerto Competition are:

Winner – Rose Jo-Shih Cheng (piano)

First Runner-Up Honors – Sophia Stoyanovich (violin)

Second Runner-Up Honors – Jeffery N Lund (marimba)




The Bushell Concerto Competition is named in honor of the SPO’s first Music Director, Don Bushell, who started this annual event in 1946 to provide a performance opportunity for aspiring musicians. Every year since, this prestigious competition has provided professional development and an exclusive concert performance opportunity for outstanding area soloists.

Bushell Concerto Competition

Upcoming Concert:

“The Best of My Works”: Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”

June 22, 2014 at 3pm | Meany Hall

Meany Hall

Meany Hall is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, near the intersection of 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street.

Free parking is available on Sunday in the Meany Hall underground garage (41st Street and 15th Avenue).  Accessible parking is also available.

If you have questions about handicapped accessibility at Meany Hall, please contact us.

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Zapfenstreich March


Violin Concerto
Emma McGrath, violin


Symphony No. 6 in b, "Pathétique"

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