Philadelphia International Music Camp and Festival
Virtual Concerto Competition - Fall 2023
Deadline: December 31st, 2023

Competition Winners are now posted below!

Ella Xu

PIMF Spring 2023 Virtual Concerto Competition Winner

The Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival (PIMF), featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, has been hosting live international competitions for nearly 25 years. 

In 2020, PIMF launched a semi-annual Virtual Concerto Competition – welcoming hundreds of talented musicians from throughout the United States and around the world to compete online. 

Winners of each division: Junior Division (Ages 6-11), Young Artists Division (Ages 12 – 15), Senior Division (Ages 16 – 19) receive partial scholarships to the Philadelphia International Music Festival. The Grand Prize Winner receives FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP. All division winners are awarded an invitation to perform in the annual PIMF WINNERS CIRCLE, which regularly includes performances from Principal Players from The Philadelphia Orchestra.

PIMF awards over $20,000 in scholarships in each virtual competition!  

Submission must be uploaded by Midnight EST, December 31st, 2023. 

Winners will be posted below on January 31st, 2024. 

Submission Requirements: 

One movement of a concerto of choice must be submitted with each entry.

Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied.

Video submission required. Audio-only submissions will not be accepted.

Video must be readily accessible. YouTube link is highly recommended. Be sure link is marked “Public” before submitting.

Videos must be unedited “single take” video recordings. Multiple recordings may not be “spliced” together.

Submission must be received by Midnight EST on December 31st, 2023.

Violinist Madison Day performing with the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra

About Our Adjudicators

The Adjudication Board at the Philadelphia International Music Festival annually includes some of the most outstanding musicians in the classical world. Past adjudication board members have included Marc Rovetti, Assistant Concertmaster, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Hai-Ye Ni, Principal Cello, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Boris Allakhverdyan, Principal Clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Yu Xi Wang, Pianist, Curtis Institute of Music; and many others.

2023 Fall Competition Winners

PIMF Virtual Concerto Competition Winners:


Grand Prize Winner: Caleb Sharp, Cello

Overall Runner Up: Ilyun Bürkev, Piano


Division I 

First Prize: Xingchen Xu, Cello

Second Prize: Ivy Yin, Violin

Third Prize: Hyun Lee, Cello


Division II

First Prize: Ilyun Bürkev, Piano

Second Prize: Puri Puengpipattrakul, Piano

Third Prize: Maxwell Brown, Violin

Honorable Mention: Natalie Oh, Violin


Division III

First Prize: Caleb Sharp, Cello

Second Prize: Henry Tushman, Piano

Third Prize: Charles Lee, Cello

Past PIMF Virtual Competition Winners

Recent PIMF Concerto Competition Winners:


2023 Spring Competition:

Ella Xu, Oboe

2022 Fall Competition:

Celicia Thendean, Piano

2021 Fall Competition:

Xuanxiang Wu, Piano

2021 Spring Competition:

Chelsie Lim, Cello

2020 Fall Competition:

Bensen Kwan, Marimba

2020 Spring Competition: 

Marley Erickson, Violin