Young Artist Competition

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 Competition

APPLICATIONS OPEN MAY 2020

Established in 1942, the Young Artist Concerto Competition presented by the Association of the Louisville Orchestra is open to students in grades 5 to 12 who are currently studying with teachers in Louisville or surrounding Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio counties within a 125 radius of Louisville.

Participants must perform (with accompanist) one memorized movement from the recommended concerto repertory list* for the Division Auditions and, if they are selected to proceed, at the Finalists Recital.

*Prior to application, participants may request to play a concerto not included on the repertory list. Requests will be considered and participants notified of the committee decision.


SCHEDULE FOR 2019

Application deadline:   Thursday, October 17, 2019 :: Link to Online Application
Audition times will be emailed to participants.
Division Auditions: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9AM to 1PM
Finalists Recital: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1:30PM to 5:30PM in Comstock Hall, University of Louisville

Participants must be available for both the Division Audition and the Finalists Recital dates to be eligible.

Mailing address for application and fee:
Young Artist Competition
c/o Liz Rorke
2119 Edgeland Ave
Louisville KY  40204


DIVISIONS:
1.   Strings:  Grades 5 to 8
2.  Strings:  Grades 9 to 12
3.  Piano & Harp:  Grades 5 to 8
4.  Piano & Harp:  Grades 9 to 12
5.  Wind & Percussion:  Grades 9 to 12

Up to three finalists from each Division may be selected to perform at the Finalists Recital.

Each Division is limited to twenty (20) participants determined by date-of-receipt of completed applications.


AWARDS:
All participants receive written comments from the competition judges.

Division winners will advance to the Finalists Recital; receive $50 award and a voucher for two tickets to a Louisville Orchestra concert.

Young Artist Competition Winners of the Finalist Recital:

First Place Winner:  “Performance Award” — an invitation to perform as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra; $750 award and two Classics Series season subscriptions to the Louisville Orchestra.

Second Place:  Finalist certificate; $500 award and two Classics Series season subscriptions to the Louisville Orchestra

Third Place:  Finalist certificate; $500 award and two Classics Series season subscriptions to the Louisville Orchestra


REPERTORY: Recommended Concerto repertory

Download Competition Flyer 2019