Grand Prize of $1,000, a solo engagement with the WHCO in our 2017-18 season
with the use of a fine instrument by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins New York
PLEASE NOTE - the deadline for submissions has passed. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Applicants will be notified of their status by December 15th, 2017. Thank you!
The Competition is open this year to violinists, violists, and cellists between the ages of 13 and 18. Participants must be between 13 and 18 years of age as of December 1, 2017.
All participants must reside OR participate in musical study within the New York Metropolitan Area. If you aren’t sure, please ask us! Email: email@example.com.
Materials and Fees
Applicants must upload an audio recording not to exceed 10 minutes in length. (Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud links are acceptable.) The recording should ideally showcase a single movement from their chosen concerto. Repertoire must be chosen from the approved repertoire list (below). Application must be accompanied by a teacher permission form, as well as the requisite application fee.
There will be three deadlines, each with its own fee. Submit by:
- September 1, 2017 accompanied by a fee of $25
- October 1, 2017 accompanied by a fee of $50
- December 11, 2017 accompanied by a fee of $100 (deadline extended!)
All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by December 15, 2017. Applicants not
selected will be notified on a rolling basis.
Procedures, Rounds, and Prizes
A total of 20 applicants will be selected based on their recordings to participate in the Semifinal Round on Monday afternoon, January 9, 2018. Applicants chosen will perform behind a screen and the performance must be accompanied. (The WHCO will have a list of available accompanists If an applicant is in need.)
A total of 5 applicants will be selected to advance to the Final Round on Saturday evening, January 20, 2018. The finals will be public judged an esteemed guest panel including violist Sam Rhodes, violinist Hanna Lachert, and others.
There will be three prizes issued:
Grand Prize: $1,000 Scholarship, a solo engagement with the WHCO at our May 20, 2017 concert with the use of a fine instrument courtesy of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins (visit: http://www.florianleonhard.com/ to learn more).
Second Prize: $500 Scholarship
Third Prize: $250 Scholarship
Applicants are invited to apply with any standard solo concerto*, (if interested in submitting a double concerto, please inquire.)
Applicants selected to the semi and final rounds will be expected to have prepared at least one movement from the concerto of their choice. The winner will be expected to prepare the full work for the May concert.
This year's competition is open to violinists, violists, and cellists only.
*Please note, this is a change from our initial published requirements. Feel free to email with any questions.
Download the teacher permission form. (Must be uploaded with your pre-screening materials.)
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