The Hogg Competition, named for a co-founder of the Houston Symphony, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The competition is open to all instrumental soloists between the ages of 18 and 29; winners receive cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the orchestra.
Next year, four finalists will perform with the Houston Symphony, conducted by music director Hans Graf, at a public concert at Rice University on June 10.
"All of our orchestra members and I want to do everything we can to further the careers of talented young musicians," Graf said. "To succeed in a competition like this will be of real value to them as they go forward. It will be a distinct pleasure for us to support them at this time in their professional lives."