Emerging from a crowded field of competitors, one junior took the top spot at this year’s William Waite Concerto Competition.

The competition — which took place in the Morse Recital Hall on Saturday — saw a higher turnout than it has in recent memory, Yale Symphony Orchestra Manager Brian Robinson said in an email.

Participants in the competition prepared ten minutes of music from a concerto for their respective instrument and orchestra. Winners are then invited to perform concertos with the Yale Symphony Orchestra. 

Scarlett Tong Zuo ’16, who performed Rautavaara’s Piano Concerto No. 1, won first prize, while Abigail Elder ’17  and Chuhan Zhang ‘18 took second and third, respectively.

The Concerto Competition is open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors in Yale College.