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. (Click here to listen to the 2023 David Hochstein Recital Competition concert.)
The David Hochstein Recital Competition has been sponsored by Paul and Marie Nasipak, in memory of Shirley Oliver Nasipak.
The 2024 David Hochstein Recital Competition
will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024
Application Deadline: Saturday, January 13, 2024
Fill out the application form below.