Concerto Competition

The WYO Concerto Competition will take place Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., (order of participants to be confirmed) and is open to all members of all ensembles who desire to appear as soloist with the WYO during a concert next season. For this competition, you will be expected to prepare with your teacher and to play one movement of either a concerto or a one-movement piece for solo instrument and orchestra, including cadenzas. There are three categories: one for each ensemble. Participants are asked to stay until everyone in their category has played and heard the comments from the judge.  After the comments have been given, the winners will be announced.


  • The competition will be in the style of an open masterclass (that means open to parents and the public), and the winner(s) will be announced at the end of each category.
  • The judge will choose one winner per ensemble, with up to two runners-up.
  • The winners must be members of the orchestra in the season during which they perform their solo. That is to say that if you win this year, you must be a member of the WYO next year in order to perform your solo.
  • Competitors may enter as a soloist or as part of a duo.

Deadline for registration is Saturday, February 16, 2019. 

Registration Form