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David Hochstein Recital Competition

Our school opened its doors in 1920 in memory of David Hochstein, a Rochester native and world-class violinist who was tragically killed in WWI. The David Hochstein Recital Competition was initiated in 1991 to celebrate and encourage outstanding talent and achievement among young musicians in our community. 

The Recital Competition is open to advanced students in grades 10-12 in the nine-county region surrounding Rochester. In order to compete, musicians are required to prepare challenging music in varied styles and perform before juries of noted professional artists. 

The winners are presented in recital in the Hochstein Performance Hall and recorded for future broadcast on WXXI-FM Classical 91.5.

The David Hochstein Recital Competition is sponsored by Paul and Marie Nasipak, in memory of Shirley Oliver Nasipak.


The 2023 David Hochstein Recital Competition
will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023

Auditions will be heard IN PERSON at The Hochstein School.

Application Deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Fill out the application form below.

2022 DHRC Winners


Winds, Percussion, and Harp
Winner: Michael Ortiz, clarinet (Williamson, Grade 11)
Runner-Up: Daniel Kinney, percussion (Pittsford, Grade 12)
Honorable Mention: Allie Schultz, flute (Fairport, Grade 11)

Winner: Elizabeth Norris, cello (Brighton, Grade 11)
Runner-Up: Catalina Wooldridge, cello (Webster, Grade 11)
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Lee, violin (Pittsford, Grade 10)

Winner: Maxwell Sun (Rochester, Grade 12)
Runner-Up: Sean Li (Pittsford, Grade 12)
Runner-Up: Lilah Costanzo (Hemlock, Grade 11)


Winds, Percussion, and Harp
Jeanine Beahan, flute 
Kamalia Frehling, clarinet
Nikolette LaBonte, horn

Jennifer Carpenter, cello
An-Chi Lin, violin 
Ellen Rathjen, violin

Jacob Ertl
Elinor Freer
Doleen Hood