The Ylda Novik Memorial Concerto Competition for Pianists
Postmark deadline: March 6, 2024
April 13 and 14
Dates: Saturday, April 13, 2024 (Preliminaries), 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, April 14, 2024
Time: Participants will be notified of their assigned time after the deadline.
Junior Division $35 per student,
Senior Division $50 per student;
Non-member fee: additional $50 per applicant
- Junior Division:
Open to elementary- and middle-school students, age 14 or younger as of the date of the competition.
Any one movement of
"any published concerto, standard or lesser-known
outside the mainstream,
Open to any student aged 19 or younger currently in high school, middle school or elementary school in the Washington metropolitan area.
Any published concerto, standard or lesser-known/outside the mainstream, performed in its entirety, with the exception of the Saint-Saëns #2 and the Shostakovich #2. Repertoire questions should be directed to the Chair, who will consult with the conductor for final approval.
Special rules: -
This is a two-tiered competition with Preliminaries and Finals. - Applicants must provide their own accompanist at each level of the competition. The accompanist may be anyone other than the student’s own teacher. - Students must provide the judges with scores of their pieces. All participants are responsible for complying with U.S. copyright law. For use of copied or downloaded materials, please refer to the WMTA General Rules.
ALL WMTA RULES APPLY.
This competition is held in audition format. Awards: - Senior division: 1st place will be a monetary prize and a performance with the Capital City Symphony of the concerto entered. A 2nd place monetary prize and an Honorable Mention will be awarded. - Junior Division: only monetary prizes will be awarded. Eligibility: - Previous first-place winners are not eligible to enter the same division of the Competition again.
JUNIOR LEVEL: $1000. Sophia Lin First Place
Joanna Cheng, Honorable Mention
SENIOR LEVEL: $2000. Tan Nguyen First Place
and performance with The Capitol Symphony
$1000.00 Oscar Paz-Suaznabar