2017 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition
[Guidelines for Violin]


Age limit: 35
Pianist of any nationality


December 1, 2016
December 20, 2016 - Late Deadline


Berlin Philharmonie Hall Debut Recital
Performance with Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra for one of finalists (piano + violin)
Publicity Services provided by NYCA for Debut Recital


There are two rounds in total

Live First Round
New York: February 18, 2017
Cologne: Feb 20, 2017

Final Round
New York: March 9, 2017


Live First Round:
A free 60 minute recital program
Judges will choose 15-20 min of music from your submitted program at the audition site

Final Round:
A free 45 minute recital program
Repertoire performed in the Live First Round can be played again at the semifinal.


Live First Round
New York: February 18, 2017

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-6100

Cologne: Feb 20, 2017
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
50668 Köln, Germany

Final Round
New York: March 9, 2017

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-6100


Live First Round
New York: Lucie Robert, Klara Min
Cologne: Gil Sharon, Alissa Margulis, Andreas Vierziger

Final Round
Alissa Margulis
Klara Min


1. Works submitted should be published
2. A Winner will be announced on the website the following day after the final concert. The result of the first live round will be announced to all applicants by March 2, 2017 latest.
3. All required materials must be submitted and uploaded to the online application form.
4. Application shall contain the following documents:

  • Application form
  • A high-resolution professional photo in an electronic form: upload your high resolution photo directly to the online application form
  • A biographical sketch and a CV including the information of previous concert experiences, education, prizes and awards
  • A non-refundable application fee $175 (late application fee: $225)
  • 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 list - works you have studied in the past two years: solo and concerti
  • A copy of applicant’s birth certificate, passport or any other official document establishing the age of the applicant.
  • Two suggested programs for your Carnegie & Berlin Philharmonie Debut Recitals if chosen
  • A short essay: describe how your musical journey has been so far, and what is the most important thing for you being a musician.

5. Application has to be in its completion. Incomplete application will not be considered. Documents sent will not be returned.
6. Repertoire change of submitted programs for all three rounds is allowed before February 1, 2017. No changes are allowed after February 1, 2017.
7. Finalists from outside USA will receive a travel grant up to $500. Selected finalists should purchase air tickets to New York if they are from outside US immediately after the announcement.


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
101 West End Avenue, 16 G
New York NY 10023
E-mail: info@newyorkconcertartists.com
Website: www.newyorkconcertartists.com