Jeanne Phillips Youth Competition Award


Jeanne Marvin Phillips, a dedicated  music educator and classical pianist, helped establish the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra in 1953. This Youth competition honors the significant contributions she made to the orchestra's artistic development, and her encouragement of young musicians.

She studied with Julliard's renowned Madame Lhevinne, and earned a B.A. and M.A. at the Eastman School of Music. A member of the orchestra percussion section, she also served as President from 1963 to 1965. Jeanne later taught theory and piano pedagogy at Bucks County Community College, and performed in recitals with acclaimed pianist David Sokoloff.

 

Bucks County Symphony Audition Winners
2016
Nahoko Okamoto 
2015
Zachary Fung 
2014
Braden Ellis - Bass
2013
Isaiah Kim - Cello

2012
Alex Wu - Cello

2011
Dora Von Trentini - Violin

2010
Helen Marie Vassiliou - Violin

2009
Bihn Park - Cello
Amy Semes - Violin

2008
Grace Ju - Violin

2007
Sean Bailey - Clarinet
Maria Venter - Cello
Daniel Christensen - Cello

2006
Caeli Smith - Violin

2005
Brianna Leary - Violin

2004
Clare Semes - Violin

2003
Maria Semes - Violin

2002
Mallory Leach - Saxophone