NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition

NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition

International Concerto Competition & Rising Artists Concerto Presentation



Vyacheslav Gryaznov

who has scored 28 points in total
Mr. Gryazunov will have the following prizes: Carnegie Weill Hall Debut Recital in the season 2016-2017
Berlin Philharmonie Hall Debut Recital in the season 2016-2017
Recording with a Steinway & Sons label

The jury decided to give a special prize to
RACHEL CHEUNG, who has scored 27 points in total: Carnegie Weill Hall Debut Recital in the season 2016-2017


Viacheslav Gryaznov
Rachel Cheung
Danilo Mascetti


Satu Paavola
Dmitry Ablogin

Honorable Mention

Mengjia Lu
Benedek Horvath

2016 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition
[Guidelines for Piano]


Age limit: 35
Pianist of any nationality


Application deadline: December 1, 2015
(Late application deadline: December 18, 2015)


Berlin Philharmonie Hall Debut Recital
in the Season 2016-2017
Carnegie Weill Recital Hall Debut Recital
in the Season 2016-2017
CD Recording with Steinway & Sons Record Label
Publicity Services provided by NYCA for Debut Recitals


There are three rounds in total

Live Audition: January 25 - February 9, 2016
London, Warsaw, Paris, Düsseldorf, New York & Seoul
A free 60-minute recital program
Judges will choose 20-30 min of music from your submitted program

LIVE Audition Dates
Seoul: January 25, 2016
London: January 29, 2016
Düsseldorf: January 31, 2016
Paris: February 2, 2016
Warsaw: February 4, 2016
New York: February 8 and 9, 2016

Semifinal: March 3, 2016
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, USA
45 min uninterrupted recital.
You will be playing 45 min recital of a free choice of repertoire.
Semifinalists from outside USA will receive a travel grant.

Final: March 3, 2016
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, USA
A Concerto Performance with NYCA Symphony Orchestra
Final round will be live-streamed and open to public


Live Audition (First Round)
Seoul: Soojung Shin, Youngho Kim, Klara Min
London: Christopher Elton, Klara Min
Düsseldorf: Nina Tichman, Klara Mi /> Paris: Cartier-Bresson Hortense, Klara Min
Warsaw: Piotr Anderszewski, Klara Min, Stan Zielinski
New York: Matti Raekallio, Jeffrey Cohen, Klara Min

Semifinal & Final Rounds
Piotr Anderszewski
Augustin Dumay
Jon Feidner
Menahem Pressler

Concerto List:

J.S. Bach
D minor Keyboard Concerto

L.V. Beethoven
Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73

F. Chopin
Concerto NO. 1 in E minor, Op.11
Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

E. Grieg
Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

F. Liszt 
Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Concerto No. 2 in A major

F. Mendelssohn
Concerto in G minor, Op. 25
Concerto in D minor, Op. 40

W. A. Mozart
Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271
Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453
Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466
Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467
Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K482
Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491
Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537
Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K595

S. Rachmaninoff
Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op.18

C. Saint-Saens
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

R. Schumann
Concerto in A minor, Op.54

P. Tchaikovsky
Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

1. Works submitted should be published *
2. Semifinal and Final rounds will be adjudicated through live-stream.
3. There will be three pianists advancing to the final round, and at the end of the final round, the winner will be announced.
4. All required materials must be submitted and uploaded to the online application form.
5. Application shall contain the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. A high-resolution professional photo in an electronic form: upload your high resolution photo directly to the online application form
  3. A biographical sketch and a CV including the information of previous concert experiences, education, prizes and awards
  4. A non-refundable application fee $175 (late application fee: $225)
  5. Audition program (Please include all details: title, opus number, movements, composer, dates)
    - 60 min Live Audition program
    - 45 min uninterrupted recital program for semifinal: Repertoire can be those from live audition program
    - A concerto from the "Concerto List" for the final round.
  6. Repertoire list- works you have studied in the past two years: solo and concerti
  7. A copy of applicant’s birth certificate, passport or any other official document establishing the age of the applicant.
  8. Two suggested programs for your Carnegie & Berlin Philharmonie Debut Recitals if chosen
  9. A short essay: describe how your musical journey has been so far, and what is the most important thing for you being a musician.

6. Application has to be in its completion. Incomplete application will not be considered.
Documents sent will not be returned.


You may choose one of the following venues for live auditions:

London Steinway Hall
44 Marylebone Ln
London W1U 2DB, United Kingdom
+44 20 7487 3391

Fryderyk Chopin University of Music
00 368
Okólnik 2
00-368 Warszawa

Anton Musikakademie Anton Rubinstein
Flinger Straße 1, 40213
Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel: 0211 46 83 49 94

Paris Conservatoire
Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris
209 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France
+33 1 40 40 45 45

Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue,
New York, NY 10027

Yonsei University
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu
120-749 Seoul


New York Concert Artists & Associates has unrestricted rights to broadcast, record, televise, publish any part of the applicant’s participation in the audition and the winner’s concert, including, but not limited to, rehearsals and performances.


New York Concert Artists & Associates
365 West End Avenue, Suite 4-G,
New York, NY 10024, USA