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Young Artist Competition

2018-19 Young Artist Competition

Each spring the California Youth Symphony holds its Young Artist Competition to select soloists for the following season. This year’s Competition will be held at Stanford University, Campbell Recital Hall, on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The Competition is open to pianists and instrumental soloists under age 19. Two young artists will be chosen by a panel of three judges to perform with the CYS Orchestra during the November or March concert series of the 2018-19 season. A monetary award will also be presented to the winners.

IMPORTANT: The application fee is non-refundable, and payments are only accepted through PayPal. Mail-in check payments are no longer accepted. Please pay careful attention to the rules and guidelines for acceptable/non-acceptable concerti before submitting an application.

The online Application Form is now available! We look forward to receiving your registration!

Tod Brody
Y.A.C. Competition Chairman



Congratulations to our 2017-18 season winners:

1st Prize Winner: cellist Davis You, performing Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2
2nd Prize Winners: clarinetist Raymond Wyant performing Copland's Clarinet Concerto and violinist Grace Huh performing Ravel's Tzigane. We are looking forward to some extraordinary performances this year!

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