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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 will be 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.

The online Application Form is now available! Please pay careful attention to the rules and guidelines for acceptable/non-acceptable concerti. The deadline to submit the completed application and $50 application fee is April 5, 2017. Applications postmarked after April 5 will not be accepted.



Congratulations to 2016-17 season winners: James Poe, performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, pianist Parker van Ostrand, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2and violinist Andrew Lee, performing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. We are looking forward to some spectacular performances this year!

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