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.

A Youth Concerto Competition will not be held in 2021.

Sadly, given the ongoing COVID situation and unknown outlook over the next several months, the orchestra has concluded that it is not practical to run a competition in 2021, as had originally been hoped.  This is especially so considering that to run an effective competition, a large number of auditions involving many people (players, parents, piano accompanists) is required over a short period of time, which is highly problematic to achieve in a COVID-safe manner.

(Last updated 15 Feb 2021)

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