Nie Young Artist

Scholarship Competition 


In honor of Kuan-Yao Lam Nie and James K. Nie, Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra offers funds, mentorship, and a chance to play with TCCO during their summer concert season. Any student of string or piano who is from 8 to 18 years of age may enter. Scholarships are awarded in four categories: Beginners - $150 Winner/$75 Honorable Mention, Intermediate - $300 Winner/$150 Honorable Mention, Advanced - $500 Winner/$250 Honorable Mention, and Pre-collegiate - $700 Winner/$350 Honorable Mention.​

How to Apply

2021 Nie Young Artists Competition Auditions


Saturday, January 23, 2020  9:00 AM

Hendricks Performing Arts Center, Beloit, WI  

Open to all String and Piano students and/or students of TCCO members.  Winners will present their pieces in performance on the Winners' Concert February 14, 2020 in Beloit.


Registration forms must be postmarked by Friday, January 8, 2020

Please note:  There have been some changes to repertoire requirements, and there is a contingency plan in place should Covid present issues with in-person competition.

2021 Forms

2020 Scholarship Winners

Ben Davies-Hudson, Winner
Concerto Division
Monona Suzuki, Honorable Mention
Concerto Division
Dexter Mott, Honorable Mention
Concerto Division
Elizabeth Kaszycki, Winner
Advanced Strings
Lorenz Fradin-Annen, Winner
Intermediate Strings
Stephanie Hodges, Winner
Elementary Strings
Zach Brumbaugh, Honorable Mention
Advanced Piano
Aleyna Yaylaci, Winner
Intermediate Piano

2019 Scholarship Winners

Laura Caswell, Piano
Winner - Advanced
Sarah Pearl Anderson, Piano
Winner - Intermediate
Weston Holmes, Piano
Winner - Beginner
Ethan Hiemstra, Piano
Honorable Mention - Intermediate
Hadassah Grinvald, Piano
Honorable Mention - Advanced
Sarah Pearl Anderson, Strings
Annika Olson, Strings
Honorable Mention (Tied)
Elizabeth Kaszycki, Strings
Honorable Mention (Tied)
Aleyna Yaylaci, Piano
Honorable Mention - Beginner

2018 Scholarship Winners

Audrianna Wu, Piano
Winner - Advanced 
Max Wang, Piano
Winner - Intermediate
Kristina Gjini, Piano
Winner - Elementary
Anthony Wilson, Strings
Winner - Advanced
Brendon Wang, Piano
Honorable Mention - Advanced
Emma Campbell, Strings
Honorable Mention - Advanced
Kiarra Henkel, Strings
Winner - Intermediate
Sarah Anderson, Piano
Honorable Mention - Intermediate
Victoria Kindschi, Strings
Honorable Mention - Intermediate
Lily Campbell, Strings
Winner - Elementary
Calla Weselowski, Piano
Honorable Mention - Elementary
Adel Lewis, Strings
Honorable Mention - Elementary
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