THE YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS
The Young Concert Artists International Auditions are held annually to discover and launch the careers of extraordinary musicians from all over the world. Winners are selected by a jury of distinguished musicians. The criteria are exceptional musicianship, virtuosity, individuality, projection as a performer, and promise. Musicians compete against a standard of excellence – not each other, and there can be any number of winners each year.
– The New York Times
The 2019 Auditions:
Watch the livestream! On Sunday, November 17, the final round of the YCA International Auditions will be streamed on our Facebook and YouTube channels. Save the date, and don’t miss this thrilling all-day event!
Preliminary Round: Live auditions will be held on selected dates in September 2019 at the DiMenna Center for Classical
Music in NYC. You may also submit recordings for your preliminary round audition.
Semi-final Round: November 12, 13 & 14, 2019 at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
Final Round: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
Winners Concert: Monday, November 18, 2019
Winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions join the YCA roster with a three-year comprehensive management contract, are presented in debut recitals in New York City and in Washington, DC at The Kennedy Center, and are booked in concert engagements around the North America and abroad.
Additional prizes may include: performance prizes with concert series and orchestras nationwide, recording contracts, showcase performances at international performing arts conferences, a debut concerto performance at Alice Tully Hall.
Winners of the 2018 Auditions:
Randall Goosby, violin
Risa Hokamura, violin
Maxim Lando, piano
Aristo Sham, piano
Jonathan Swensen, cello
Information about the 2020 Auditions will be posted here in January. For more information, please contact:
Erol Gurol, Auditions Coordinator
212-307-6656 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Concert Artists, Inc.
1776 Broadway, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10019