Concerto Competition

THE 41st ANNUAL CONCERTO COMPETITION
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society

  • 1st place $1,000 
  • 2nd place $800 
  • 3rd place $700 
  • 4th place $500 
  • 5th place $400 
  • Honorable Mention $200

Download application here: 2019 Concerto Competition Application
Download Competition Instructions

The five winners will be presented as soloists with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert under the baton of maestro Tong Chen, on Saturday May 18th, 2019 at 3:00 PM, at Saunders Trades and Technical High School. Robert Sherman will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Eligability
High School Students (grades 9 through 12) who are residents of,
or who study in Westchester County.

Audition Requirements (Maximum of 15 minutes)

  • Instrumental contestants should be prepared to perform a solo concerto of the standard orchestral repertoire. All movements must be ready to be performed.
  • Piano contestants may perform either the first and second or the second and third movements of a standard concerto or a single movement composition for piano and orchestra.
  • Vocal contestants should be prepared to perform three arias of contrasting styles (e.g. lively vs. sustained) from the standard oratorio or operatic repertoire.

All applicants must be able to perform their selection(s) without music
Please ensure that orchestra parts and score are easily available or be prepared to pay the rental fee.

Contestants are required to provide their own accompanist.

Application Fee
$25 – make check payable to Fine Arts Orchestral Society (FAOS) Postmarked deadline is February 8, 2019

REGULAR MAIL ONLY – NO OTHER MAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Please send application and check to:
FAOS
Attn: Ms.Joyce Henery or Dr. Madeline Mignone
P.O. Box 705 Yonkers, NY 10704

Audition Dates

  • Preliminary auditions will be held on Monday Evening, March 11, 2019
  • Final auditions will be held on Wednesday Evening March 13, 2019

For further information please call (914) 793-0909   

Download application here: 2019 Concerto Competition Application
Download Competition Instructions


Mr. Robert Sherman - MC for the Concert
Mr. Robert Sherman – MC for the Concert 

Congratulations to last year’s  winners of  the 40th Annual Concerto Competition

  • 1st place – Julia Feldman, Piano – Liszt Totentanz  S.26 for piano and orchestra
  • 2nd place –  Jun Lin, Violin – Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
  • 3rd place – Juling Wang, Violin –  Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 Mvt I&II
  • 4th place  –  Rei Koyama, Violin – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 Mvt III
  • 5th place – Haruki Gonai, Double bass – Koussevitsky Double Bass Concerto, Op. 3
  • Honorable mention – Christopher Cho, Cello