The event was held virtually this year, due to the Shelter-in-Place restrictions that have shut down concert life across California and the world. Rather than compete live, participants submitted recordings of their performances. These recordings were reviewed by judges Jerome Fleg (Santa Rosa Junior College), Richard Loheyde (CREDO and Summerfield High Schools), and Alexander Kahn (Director of Orchestral Activities, Sonoma State University). The winning entry for 2020 was Sungdu Bae, who performed Carl Reinecke's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. Sungdu, currently a first-year student at Sonoma State University, will perform the piece live with the orchestra during the 2020-21 concert season.
For more information about the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra and its Annual Concerto Competition please visit http://music.sonoma.edu/