2012 European Auditions
First Prize Winners of the European Auditions in Leipzig are given a round-trip air ticket between a European capital city and New York City to participate in the Final Rounds of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions from November 5-10, 2012 in New York, and will be provided with private housing. The winners also receive US $1,000 and will be presented in a Prizewinners Concert on September 9, 2012 at the Mendelssohn-Haus in Leipzig. At least one winner will be offered a paid engagement at the Usedomer Festival in Usedom, Germany.
First Prize Winners of the Final Auditions in New York are presented in debut concerts in New York, Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center), and Boston (Gardner Museum). Winners receive a YCA management contract for three or more years, which brings concert engagements throughout the United States, publicity, promotional materials, and career guidance. Numerous special prizes and engagements are awarded to Winners and Finalists. The value of the First Prize has been estimated at US $75,000.