2023 Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Young Instrumentalist Prize | Our Two Canterbury Finalists – Dylan You & Haydn Li

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s (QSO) Young Instrumentalist Prize is an annual competition open to ALL Queensland Secondary School students who play orchestral instruments at an advanced level.

Up to seven finalists are selected by an esteemed panel of judges, who will then be invited to perform at the Finalists’ Recital.

There they will perform in front of selected QSO musicians and staff, as well as family, friends and members of the general public.

All finalists will receive cash prizes and mentoring opportunities, and the overall winner will have the opportunity to work with QSO for the 2023 Season.

We are extremely proud to have two students among the seven finalists selected to perform at the Finalists’ Recital – Dylan You (Year 12 – Goldsworthy House) and Haydn Li (Year 10 – Ramsey House).

Dylan will be playing the Clarinet and is performing the Clarinet Concerto No.2 Op.74, Mvt. 1 by Carl Maria von Weber.

Haydn will be playing the Viola and is performing the Viola Concerto in C Minor Op.25, Mvt. 3 by York Bowen.

Both boys performed on-stage at last year’s major Canterbury 35th Anniversary Concert at QPAC’s Concert Hall, while Haydn is also a proud member of our brilliant Trio Bellissimo.

The big Finalists’ Recital is at 6.30pm, Saturday 1 April 2023 at the ABC Studios located over at Southbank, South Brisbane.

So get your tickets and come support our terrifically talented twosome!

And please enjoy our quick student catch-up with Dylan and Haydn.

Good luck on Saturday 1 April!


Adult $39 | Concession $30 | Child $20 | Student $20