Young Artist Award

Elfrida Halbig Memorial Award

The North Carolina Bach Festival Youth Concert is a unique, non-competition based performance opportunity for young musicians from North Carolina. We encourage passion, dedication, and hard work. We reward it with applause and appreciation for students and teachers alike and with more excellent and unique opportunities to share their art.


This year, The North Carolina Bach Festival inroduces two major awards that will be given to young performers after the annual Youth Concert. The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge dedication, artistry, and hard work young players invest into their preparation for the NCBF Youth Concert. It is also designed to acknowledge the pedagogical and personal qualities of teachers who assist and guide  young performers on their journey to instrumental artistry.

Given to applicant(s) who display true artistry in their performance at the Youth Concert. These performers will appear at one of the Steinway Piano Gallery-Charlotte young artist’s recital series "SPG – Spotlight!" in Charlotte, NC.


No. of potential recepients:        2 - 8

given to the two most beautiful performances at the NCBF Youth Concert. The chosen performers will have the opportunity to repeat their pieces as the opening numbers for the featured artists concerts of the NCBF 2017.


No. of potential recepients:        2 - 4