Open to musicians of all nationalities and countries
Instrumental Soloists (piano, strings, winds, brass, percussion)
Chamber Music Ensembles (duos to quintets)
Vocalists (opera, art song, musical theater)
One piece/one movement from the standard repertoire from any period
One movement of a Sonata or Concerto will be accepted as one piece.
Other genres also may be accepted at the discretion of the jury and committee.
Categories and Performance Time Limits
Age category is determined by the date of the application deadline.
|Aspiring Artists|| 5-6
||up to 5 minutes|
|Young Artists I||7-9||up to 6 minutes|
|Young Artists II||10-12||
up to 6 minutes
up to 7 minutes
|Senior Artists||16-18||up to 7 minutes|
|Professional Artists||College and beyond
no age limit
up to 8 minutes
World Class Performance Opportunities
First, second and third prize winners will perform in a winners concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention Prizes in each category will be awarded based on the applicant's video audition.
Multiple winners may be chosen in each category according to the recommendations of the jury.
Cash Awards and Live Performance Prizes
"Outstanding Performance" Prize(s) may be awarded to top, exceptional performers,may be awarded based on the judges’ recommendations at the Winners' Concert. Special Jury" Prize(s) may also be awarded.
Cash prizes will be awarded to all live performance prize winners. Multiple winners may be selected.
Certificates will be awarded to all winners.
Certificates of appreciation will be awarded to the teachers of all winners.
Written feedback will be offered to every single applicant based on the video audition.
The evaluation and feedback will be made by professional musicians and highly respected music professors and teachers.
Announcement of the Winners:
Winners will be notified individually via email by Monday, September 25, 2017.
The official winners' list will be announced on our website by Monday, October 2, 2017.
There is a performance fee for the Winners Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Please see our rules and regulations for more info.
How to Apply:
Complete the ONLINE Application Form. Be sure to:
• Provide a link to YouTube or other video sharing sites of your performance on the application form. The setting must be on “unlisted.” Click here for information on the rules for submitting a video audition.
• Upload your bio (not to exceed 130 words). Click here for information on how to write an effective bio and to see sample bios.
• Upload a high quality photo (to be used for the program booklet and poster). Click here for information on the suggested specs of the photos and to see sample photos.
• Pay the non-refundable application fee via PayPal (Solo-$140, Chamber Music-$95 Per Performer).
Application form, bio and photo must be submitted online.
You may send the DVD and payment by mail to the below address.:
Concert Artists International
Attn: Virtuoso Competition Coordinator
P.O. Box 1954, Rockville, MD 20849
Make the check or money order payable to Concert Artists International, Inc.
We must receive all of the application material by Monday, September 18, 2017.
No exceptions will be made.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
“As someone who has performed on famous opera stages all over the world,
I can attest to the importance of having world class performance experiences.
Concert Artists International makes this possible for gifted and dedicated musicians. Bravo!”
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