Wisconsin’s Young Artists Compete
The Final Forte
Wed, Mar 13
Overture Hall: Free
Ages 6 and up
The Final Forte finalists are selected from a group of young Wisconsin artists who competed in the Bolz Young Artist Competition’s two preliminary rounds. The event gives these four artists the chance to perform a movement from a concerto with the MSO.
The Final Forte is a free concert broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). This competition has captured an enormous following and numerous honors, including an Emmy nomination, First Place in the “Special Interest” category from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association in 2007, and fifth most-watched program in the February 2007 Nielsen ratings. The 2008 WPT and WPR broadcasts reached more than 60,000 viewers and listeners in the Madison market alone and the 2009 broadcasts reached an estimated 200,000 statewide.
The 2019 Bolz Young Artist Competition finalists are (l-r): Monona Suzuki, violin; Grace Kim, cello; Holly Venkitaswaran, flute; Antonio Wu, piano.
Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte concert and broadcasts are the result of a historic partnership among the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Public Television, and Wisconsin Public Radio.