2022 Annual Scholarship Audition

Thirty-Fourth Annual Scholarship Audition

for cello students of talent and promise age 13 and under

  • Video recordings submitted by May 31, 2022. 11:50 P.M.

  • Applications must be postmarked by May 21, 2022.

The Los Angeles Violoncello Society's unique auditions are designed to identify gifted students who are not necessarily the most advanced players in their age group. Its purpose is to help young cellists at varying levels of proficiency, demonstrating outstanding talent, fulfill their potential. A distinguished panel of cellists will judge participants, and their evaluations will be sent to each applicant's teacher after the audition.


  • 1st Prize $800.00

  • 2nd Prize $400.00

  • 3rd Prize $200.00

To receive their monetary awards, the winners must be willing to have their video performance streamed by the Los Angeles Violoncello Society.


Thomas Metzler Violin Shop Presents Virtual Exhibition & Sale by 45 Contemporary American Violin & Bow Makers 


Featuring video demonstrations by Nathan Cole, First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Violist Teng Li, Principal Violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, & Robert deMaine, Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Founded in 1979, the esteemed Metzler Violin Shop is host to a three-month exhibition of exquisite contemporary instruments and bows crafted by leading luthiers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Instruments are available for trial and purchase at Metzler Violin Shop until the end of June 2022.

HD audio/4k video demonstrations are now available of the full collection of participating instruments and bows. Previously limited to a small local audience, this year’s exhibit has been professionally recorded by recording engineer Christian Amonson from Seeing Sound.

Metzler Violins is situated nine miles from downtown Los Angeles, in an attractive historic adobe building at 604 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, California, 91204. For further details, phone 1-888-846-5467 (1-888-VIOLINS) or visit metzlerviolins.com.