Youth Concerto Competition

Our annual Youth Concerto Competition commenced in 1988. The aim of the competition is to give young musicians the opportunity to play with a symphony orchestra under concert conditions.

See the list of previous competition winners

Read about the 2018 Competition

Read about the 2019 Competition

The 2020 competition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plans for the Preston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition in 2021

The orchestra’s goal is, if at all possible, for the resumption of the Youth Concerto Competition in 2021.

As of November 2020, we remain hopeful that the Covid-19 outlook will continue to improve in and around Melbourne over the coming months, and that a competition and concert performance with outstanding young musicians in September 2021 will be possible.

The orchestra will continue to monitor the situation, making plans for various Covid-Safe scenarios. Check back here around Easter 2021 for an update!


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