Sophomore Justin Henke Wins Grand Prize in Nashville Philharmonic Competition

Justin Henke, sophomore trumpet performance major at Belmont University, won the Grand Prize in the Young Adult category in the annual Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra concerto competitions.

Henke was accepted to audition live after a taped preliminary round of auditions. He went on to win the live judged audition, performing Carl Hohne’s virtuosic Slavische Fantasie for cornet. 

The concerts will be held on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. (venue TBD) and Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church. In addition to Henke’s performance of Slavische Fantasie, the program includes compositions by Neilsen, Creston and Chaminade, as well as a composition winner to be determined.