Music Competition


Festival Boca is hosting its fourth annual virtual music competition, open this year to classical string musicians who are 18 years old and younger and reside in Broward or Palm Beach County.

(A short history of this competition)


Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 competitors:


1st Prize

$5,000 cash award
+ performance at a 2025 Festival event


2nd Prize

$3,000 cash award
+ performance at a 2025 sponsor appreciation reception

3rd Prize

$1,500 cash award


Each entrant will receive written feedback from the jury panel.


Application Deadline: December 15, 2023.


Applicants Must

  1. be string students resident in Broward or Palm Beach County;
  2. complete the Application Form below;
  3. make a $25 donation; and
  4. submit a 5-15 minute video performance by uploading it as a private video on YouTube or another publicly available service, then share the link in your form.

Donations can be made online here, or via check mailed to:

Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Festival Music Competition
222 Yamato Road, Suite 106-137
Boca Raton, FL 33431

If you have any questions please email


Past Winners


1st Place -  Jinyang Li
2nd Place -  Willem Meze Sainvil
3rd Place -  Leandro El-Baroudi


1st Place -  Kara Ravaschieri, flute
2nd Place -  Ellen Dahlstrom, oboe
3rd Place - Ella Martling, trumpet


1st Place - Annabella Paolucci, violin & Julianna Bramble, viola
2nd Place - Gabe Rodriguez, cello & Leonardo Rincon, violin
3rd Place - Elena Lim, violin & David Xiao, violin






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