Junior Division Winner
Junior Division Winner of the Young Artist Competition 2020.
Bethany Bobbs is a scholarship student in the Juilliard School Pre College and the Perlman Music Program. Bethany studies cello with Sieun Lin and Astrid Schween, and piano with her mother, Catherine Bobbs.
Bethany made her piano solo orchestral debut at the age of 8, performing with the Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra. She made her cello solo orchestra debut at the age of 9, also performing with the Cleveland Institute Chamber Orchestra. As the winner of concerto competitions, Bethany has had the opportunity to solo with the Ambler Symphony, Yonkers Symphony, Delaware Symphony, New Jersey Intergenerational Symphony, Ambler Symphony, Old York Road Symphony, Nova Sinfonietta, Summit Symphony, Georgia Philharmonic Symphony, The Fort Bend Symphony, Brazosport Symphony, The Houston Symphony of the North, The Houston Youth Symphony, and The Sewanee Music Festival Orchestra twice as their concerto winner for two years in a row. In 2014, Bethany won 3rd place in the prestigious Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition as the youngest competitor. In 2016, Bethany won 1st place in the National Federation of Music Teachers Association Stillman Kelly Award, a national piano and instrumental competition, as well as the Mary Alice Cox Cello Award, their youngest winner on record. Recently Bethany won 1st place at the Vernell Gregg National Young Artist competition as well as the Ocala National Young Artist competition, and she looks forward to performing with these two symphonies. As a winner of the prestigious YoungArts program, Bethany had the honor to attend their New York regional program in 2019 and work with young artists, dancer, musicians and writers from across United States.