2018 Johansen International Competition

Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation

Leslie Luxemburg, Director

Harriet Kaplan, Administrative Director


The Friday Morning Music Club Foundation, Inc.
announces the eighth triennial
2018 Johansen International Competition
for Young String Players (Ages 13–17)

Rehearsal: March 14, 2018
Semi-Finals: March 15–16, 2018
Finals: March 17, 2018
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC
Eligibility: Students of violin, viola, and cello, ages 13–17 years

Prizes and Awards
Violin Viola Cello
First Prize $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Second Prize $7,000 $7,000 $7,000
Third Prize $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Best Performance of Commissioned Work, Johansen, by Joel Phillip Friedman – $1,000

Chee-Yun, Timothy Deighton, Peter Stumpf

Collaborative Pianists

Eri Kang, Akira Eguchi

Composer of Commissioned Work

Joel Phillip Friedman, Johansen

Possible Performance Opportunities
  • Winners’ Recital, Washington, DC
  • Concerto performances with Capital City Symphony, Washington, DC; Avanti Orchestra, Washington, DC; Prince George’s Philharmonic, MD

Online Application: available Spring 2017 at https://app.getacceptd.com/jic
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
January 2018: Preliminary video auditions held and selected semi-finalists notified.
Technical assistance with the application process: Please contact the Acceptd Support Team at support@getacceptd.com.

Contacts for More Information

Harriet Kaplan, Administrative Director
Phone: (301) 825-5515

Judy Silverman, JIC Steering Committee Chair