For Musicians

Young Artist Competition

2017-18 Young Artist Competition

Each spring the California Youth Symphony holds its Young Artist Competition to select soloists for the following season. This year’s Competition was held at Stanford University, Campbell Recital Hall, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Competition is open to pianists and instrumental soloists under age 19. Two young artists will be chosen by a panel of three judges to perform with the CYS Orchestra during the November or March concert series of the 2017-18 season.

Please pay careful attention to the rules and guidelines for acceptable/non-acceptable concerti.

The online Application Form is now CLOSED.



Congratulations to our 2017-18 season winners:

1st Prize Winner: cellist Davis You, performing Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2
2nd Prize Winners: clarinetist Raymond Wyant performing Copland's Clarinet Concerto and violinist Grace Huh performing Ravel's Tzigane. We are looking forward to some extraordinary performances this year!

Photos and Bios available in the next few weeks!

Recent Performance Photos