2012 European Auditions
OPEN THIS YEAR FOR:
PIANO, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, STRING QUARTET, OBOE, HORN, VOICE
Instrumentalists must be between 16 and 26 years old and singers between 20 and 28 years old at the time of the auditions. The average age of ensembles must not exceed 28. All applicants who offer repertoire within the categories listed, provide two appropriate letters of recommendation, are not under U.S. management, and are prepared to begin professional concert careers in the United States are eligible to apply. Winners must be available to perform concert engagements in the United States for a minimum of six weeks (two three-week periods) between September and May of each season. Using these criteria, Young Concert Artists reserves the right to accept or reject applications.
Musicians who have applied in previous years may re-apply and will be heard again at the discretion of Young Concert Artists. If you have applied since 2007, you do not need to submit letters of recommendation, as recent applications are kept on file. However, you must offer repertoire that was not performed in a previous YCA audition.
Artists already under management outside the U.S.: Please submit a letter from your management to Young Concert Artists with the following statement: “In the interest of developing a career in the United States for (artist’s name), I hereby give permission and approval for (artist’s name) to enter the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and agree, without reservation, that should (artist’s name) be selected as a winner of the Auditions, he/she may be represented by Young Concert Artists on an exclusive basis for all engagements in the United States for a period of three years; that I will make available to Young Concert Artists a minimum of two three-week periods between September and May of each season in his/her schedule for U.S. engagements; and that I will take no commission on engagements booked by Young Concert Artists.”