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APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application form, application fee and audio demo recording must be posted online (or postmarked, if sent by mail) on or before March 18, 2019. Entry fees are non-refundable. Recording materials submitted for review by the Competition Committee will not be returned.
















I have read, understood and agree to adhere to the 2019 Don Bushell Concerto Competition Rules posted on the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra website. Enclosed is payment for the non-refundable fee of $40.00, made payable to the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, and a CD or audio file for qualification review by the Bushell Competition Committee. I understand that the competition is limited to 25 musicians, and that I will receive notice by March 25 of the musicians selected to compete in the 2019 Bushell Concerto Competition.





Upcoming Concert:

“A floodtide of inspired invention”: Beethoven’s Seventh

April 6, 2019 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

"A masterpiece of technical skill, taste, imagination, craftsmanship and inspiration." Thus did the hyper-critical Hector Berlioz sum up his thoughts on Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, one of the most beloved of Beethoven's Nine ever since its wildly successful premiere (at which the audience insisted on an immediate repeat of the slow movement). Franz Liszt's impassioned and innovative Piano Concerto No. 1 will be performed by the winner of the Philharmonic's 2018 Don Bushell competition, Hexin Qiao. A symphonic work by Finnish composer Helvi Leiviskä rounds out this special concert.

Hexin Qiao

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.

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LEIVISKÄ

Symphony No. 2

LISZT

Concerto No. 1 in E-flat for Piano and Orchestra

Hexin Qiao, soloist

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92


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