The Richter String Competition

The Richter String Competition is sponsored by the Magdalena Richter Fund and was created to honor the legacy of extraordinary teaching and leadership by Magdalena Richter, the chair of the RSC string department and violin teacher at RSC for many years.

  • The competition will take place on Sunday, May 2 (time TBD).
  • The deadline for applications is April 16.

Click here to enter this year’s competition

  • The competition is open to all string players who take weekly lessons at RSC.
  • There are three categories – Elementary school (up to 5th grade), Middle school (6th – 8th grade), and Upper School (9th – 12th grade).
  • Students may compete in a higher category if they wish.
  • Students may not participate in the same category if they have already won first place in a previous year, but they may compete in a higher category the following or future year.
  • In each category, first prize is a $1,000 RSC scholarship, second prize is a $500 RSC scholarship, and 3rd prize is a $250 RSC scholarship.
  • The required repertoire is two contrasting pieces, and they must be memorized.
  • Auditions will take place in-person in Rivera Recital Hall.
  • An accompanist will be provided, or a competitor may use their own accompanist.
  • Entrants must submit a PDF file of their scores when entering the competition.