Virtuosity 2018

Virtuosity is a concerto soloist competition offering young musicians mentorship, professional development and performance experience. 

As the premiere concerto competition for Victoria’s best and brightest emerging musicians, Virtuosity offers future soloists invaluable performance opportunities, professional development experience, mentorship and career support in addition to cash prizes and the presentation of the coveted Virtuosity Perpetual Trophy.

Now in its fourth year, Virtuosity is a four-stage concert soloist development program in a competitive setting. The opportunity to perform as soloist with a symphony orchestra allows a musician greater insight into the music and enhances their understanding of the work and their own performance. Virtuosity participants will learn the artistic differences and challenges of concerto playing accompanied by a symphony orchestra, as well as the skills and tools of the music industry beyond the performance.

Virtuosity is the ideal springboard into professional concerto performance, participation in competitions and the development of advanced musicianship skills – both on and off stage.

Virtuosity spans four stages: an online application, a live audition round, the Semi-Final performance and the Grand Final.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 1 December.

APPLICATION FEE: $65

APPLICATION INFORMATION

VIRTUOSITY STAGES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

VIRTUOSITY PRIZES
First Prize $3000 and the MYO Perpetual Trophy
Second Prize $2000
Third Prize $1000

 

IMPORTANT DATES
11 September 2017 Applications Open
1 December 2017 Applications Close
11 December 2017 Notification of audition times/outcome of application
3 February 2018 Live Audition Round
9 February 2018 Semi-finalists announced
28 April 2018 Semi-Final Performance
21 July 2018 Grand Finalist Pre-Rehearsal Meeting with Conductor
August 2018 Mentor and Media Sessions
16 September 2018 Summer School Concerts

 

Note: Virtuosity Rehearsals will be held on 28 July, 4 August, 11, August, 18 August, 8 September and 15 September.


FILMING VIRTUOSITY

We will be filming and live streaming Virtuosity in order to share the exciting journey of our participants through the competition with our community and record an important part of Melbourne Youth Orchestras’ history.


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