23rd Annual Schadt String Competitions

The Schadt String Competition is the annual national solo string competition of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Begun in 1997 following a bequest to the Allentown Symphony Association from Edwin H. and Leigh W. Schadt, the competition alternates biannually between violin and cello. The First Prize includes a cash award of $12,000 including a solo concerto engagement with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra during the season following each competition.