Participants may choose to email a video file (mov, mp4) or submit a YouTube link when you apply

No live audition

Repertoire Requirements

  • Applicant may choose ONE piece from the standard repertoire (baroque, classical, romantic or contemporary) for the audition.

  • Vocalists may choose ONE song from the following repertoire categories:

            Opera aria

            Classical repertoire 


            Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz

            Pop repertoire is NOT acceptable for the audition.

  • One movement of Sonata or Sonatina could be accepted as a separate piece.

  • No arranged music. No repeats should be taken at either audition or recital.

  • All auditions must be performed from memory. Music for the ensembles does not have to be memorized.

  • The judges' decisions are final. 

  • RESULT  will be announced through our website on October 16, 2021

Time Limitation

Performance time limit for audition & recital is 6 minutes. 

There is extended performance time fee of $100 per minute. 

Due to cancelation of the winners recitals in Carnegie Hall, the six minute time limit will not be applied at this time.

Winners Recital

1st & 2nd place Winners Recital

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

7:30 PM on Sunday, November 15, 2020

57th Street and Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019

3rd & Honorable Mention Recital

6 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2020

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York City

111 Amsterdam Ave. (between 64th &65th Street)

Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10019

  • ​Multiple winners will be chosen in each of the following age groups, instruments. 

               Ages 3 to 22

               For ALL instruments, vocalists, ensembles​

  • There is NO CHANGING of piece from the video file/YouTube to the recital under any circumstances.

  • Any form of  recording is prohibited at both venues, Weill Recital Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium.  Copyright (c) 2020 by New York Young Virtuoso Competition. All rights reserved. Photos and videos are protected by copyright and distributed under licenses restricting copying, distribution and decompilation. 

  • The Certificates will be granted to the performing winners only, after the Winners Recital.

  • Winners who have chosen not to participate in the Winners Recital for any reason may be disqualified.

  • CLICK HERE for Recital Fee  

  • Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.