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We are now preparing for the big event on Saturday, April 10 beginning at 1:00 pm EDT.

We are now preparing for the big event on Saturday, April 10 beginning at 1:00 pm EDT. Our virtual stage is blank in preparation but it is where you will find all the final performances, get a chance to vote and learn who has been awarded the Lerman Gold and Silver prizes. Remember that the Audience Choice Award will be announced on the website on Sunday, April 11. You will be allotted time to vote in our special Text to Vote feature at the end of the performances and full instructions will be given at that time.

Do remember to take a look at the Program Book to get to know each ensemble’s program and information about the ensembles and the finalist judges.

Please visit again on Sunday to watch any of the performances you missed or those you would like to see again.

We hope you enjoy this very special day and welcome your comments about the experience. Just email us at


  • 1:00 P.M.Opening – Host Don Buxton
  • 1:05 P.M.Dior Quartet
  • 1:50 P.M.AYA Piano Trio
  • 2:35 P.M.Intermission
  • 2:40 P.M.Soma Quartet
  • 3:30 P.M.Zelter String Quartet
  • 4:15 P.M.Voting for Audience Choice Award – Acknowledgements
  • 4:30 P.M.Announcing of Judges Decision and Awarding of Lerman Gold and Silver Prizes

Click here here to view the program for the Competition. It includes profiles of the ensembles, judges, and recognition of all those who helped make this event possible. You will find the complete program for each group on Page 3 of the program.

You Can Help

This year’s Competition is being brought to our audience without charge. During these difficult times, we want to make sure that we can share these talented young musicians as widely as possible but we need your help. Please consider a donation to Chesapeake Music in any amount to help us keep the Competition alive. Every Gift Matters! Thank you.

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