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The Premier Concerto Competition with Full Orchestra

The International Young Artist Concerto Competition aims to provide an unforgettable experience to perform as a soloist with a professional orchestra in the semifinal and final round.

Live rounds are held in Chicago, IL the weekend of January 26-28, 2024.

The International Young Artist Concerto Competition 2024 is open for students 18 years of age or younger. Applicants are welcome to submit one movement of a concerto on any instrument. Applications are open to young artists internationally. At least one student under the age of 13 will move onto the semifinal round. Applications close December 10th. 

1st round is a pre-recorded video round, submitted by December 23rd. 
16 applicants who demonstrated significant musicality and capability to play with an orchestra, will be selected to participate in semifinal round on Saturday, January 27th.
4 finalists will be chosen to compete on Sunday, January 27th.
One winner will be announced Sunday, January 28th.

We understand that at times Chicago area competitions occur on the same weekend as ours. In the event that you get to the finals of Chicago area competitions, we will work to make it work for you to participate in our competition. 

Early Bird Pricing Applications: October 24, 2023 - $150

Applications Due: December 10, 2023 - $190

Media Uploads Due (Including Performance Video): December 23, 2023

Semifinalist Announcement: January 7, 2024
Semifinal Rehearsal with Orchestra in Chicago: January 26, 2024

Semifinal Round in Chicago: January 27, 2024
Final Round in Chicago: January 28, 2024

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