Dorothy Farnham Feuer Memorial String Competition

The Dorothy Farnham Feuer Memorial String Competition was first held in 1964 as a tribute to Dorothy Farnham Feuer, founder of the Fairfax Symphony and a violinist with the orchestra. This string scholarship competition has provided well-deserved recognition, encouragement, and monetary support to outstanding young performers on string instruments. It is open to advanced string players in grades 7-12 in Northern Virginia. Award money must be used to further the musical training of recipients, and is most often spent toward study with noted teachers, tuition for a summer camp, or the purchase of a new instrument. Many winners have continued to pursue music as private teachers and as members of orchestras throughout the nation, including the FSO.

2014 Competition Winners

  • 1st Prize: Shankar Balasubramanian, violin – 11th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • 2nd Prize: Mairèad Flory, cello – 9th grade, Homeschool
  • 3rd Prize: Didi Park, cello – 11th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • 3rd Prize: Allison Park, cello – 9th grade, George C. Marshall High School
  • Honorable Mention: Sean Lim, violin – 9th grade, McLean High School

Scholarship Awards: $1,000 | $750 | $500

1st Prize: Shankar Balasubramanian, violin – 11th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
2nd Prize: Mairèad Flory, cello9th grade, Homeschooll
3rd Prize: Didi Park, cello – 11th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
3rd Prize: Allison Park, cello – 9th grade, George C. Marshall High School

Winners will be presented with their awards at the Fairfax Symphony concert on Saturday, April 26th, at the Concert Hall on the campus
of George Mason University.

pictured left to right
First Row: Christopher Zimmerman, Penny & John Farris
Second Row: Didi Park, Allison Park, Mairèad Flory, Shankar Balasubramanian

Feuer Memorial String Competition