Congratulations to our 3rd Annual 92Y Concerto Competition Winners!
First place: William Chen
William Chen will be featured as a soloist with the 92Y School of Music Orchestra in concert on Sunday, April 30. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Second place: Lucas Amory
Lucas Amory will present a solo recital in Weill Art Gallery on Sunday, June 4. For more information, click here.
Third place: Adrian Romoff
Adrian Romoff will present a solo recital in Weill Art Gallery on Friday, June 16. For more information, click here.
This competition focuses on a different instrument family each year. Please check back for more information on our 2018 competition.
First Prize: Performance with the 92Y School of Music Orchestra, $500 cash prize
Second Prize: $250 cash prize and solo recital with piano
Third Prize: $150 cash prize and solo recital with piano
Preliminary Round: Video submission due by date TBD
Submit one movement for video or YouTube link
Semifinal Round: Date To Be Announced
Prepare full concerto — Jury will ask for one or more movement
Final Round: Date To Be Announced
Prepare full concerto performed with piano accompaniment
First-Prize Winner Concert:
Perform concerto with orchestra in the spring of 2018
Second- and Third-Prize Winners Recital: to be announced
Perform recital with piano accompaniment
Applicants will be notified by email if invited to the semifinal round.
Requirements for Eligibility
- Applicant must be 17.
- Applicants must be prepared to perform the concerto in its entirety.
- Applicant must provide his/her own accompanist. (Students may not audition without one. 92Y has a list of recommended accompanists).
- Applicant must provide a score for the jury at the time of the competition.
- Applicant must be able to play a different piece for the concert if the music director deems the audition piece inappropriate for the 92Y School of Music Orchestra.
- Applicant must be able to attend rehearsal with the orchestra on a specific date to be determined, the dress rehearsal on the day of the concert and additional rehearsals stipulated by the music director.
- Application must be postmarked by the application deadline and received in completed form with a $50 application fee made payable to 92Y School of Music.
- Application fee is waived for 92Y School of Music students. To participate in School of Music programs, visit us here.
- If invited to the semi-finals Students must be available on for both semi-final and final rounds. Please only apply if the performer is available for both.
Standard concerto or work with orchestral accompaniment from the Baroque, Classical or Romantic periods with instrumentation that is appropriate for chamber orchestra (no harp, large percussion section, etc.) and duration of 30 minutes or less. 92Y School of Music Orchestra concerts generally adhere to a chamber orchestra size at 40 players. Applicants are permitted to audition on works for any size orchestra; however, the winner may be asked to prepare a different piece that could be performed with a chamber size orchestra. If you are unsure whether a specific concerto is appropriate for this competition, please email 92Y School of Music.
92Y School of Music Students Application ($50 fee waived)
For more information, contact the School of Music at 212.415.5580 or email.
Learn more about 92Y’s School of Music here. Learn more about the 92Y Orchestra here.
Pianos by Steinway & Sons — the artistic choice of 92nd Street Y.