2018 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition
[Guidelines for Violin]


2018 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition Winner is

Milan Al-Ashhab

Congratulations! NYCA will be presenting his debut at
Berlin Philharmonie Hall in the season 2018-2019.

Milan Al-Ashhab
Magdalena Filipczak
Maho Irie
Eduardo Peredes
Chiharu Taki


Age limit: 35
Violinist of any nationality


December 1, 2017
December 20, 2017 - Late Deadline


Berlin Philharmonie Hall Debut Recital


There are two rounds in total

Live First Round
Beijing: March 3/4, 2018
Munich: February 7, 2018
New York: February 10, 2018

Final Round
March 14, 2018 in New York


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.


Munich: February 7, 2018
Steinway Hall Munich
Landsberger Str. 336
80687 München, Germany

New York: February 10, 2018
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-6100

Beijing: March 3/4, 2018
Steinway Hall Beijing
88 Guangqumennei Dajie
Chongwen District
Beijing, China

Final Round
March 14, 2018
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-6100


Beijing: TBA
Munich: Alissa Margulis, Klara Min
New York: Eric Silberger

Semifinal Violin
Christina Baker, Eric Silberger

Augustin Hadelich, Eric Silberger, Klara Min


1. Works submitted should be published
2. A Winner will be announced on the website the following day after the final concert. Result of the first live round will be announced to all applications by February 22, 2018 for Europe/USA regions, by March 6, 2018 for Asia (Tokyo/Beijing) regions.
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, 2018. No changes are allowed after February 1, 2018.
7. For semifinalists traveling outside the United States, NYCA will provide a partial financial support or host family on request.


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