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Young Chamber Musicians Competition

Classical Public Radio 89.9 FM WDAV, with the generous support of OrthoCarolina, presents the Young Chamber Musicians Competition for musicians ages 14-25. Chamber ensembles are invited to compete for a chance to win their share of $12,000 in cash prizes.

Get your tickets for the competition finals on May 1, 2016!

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Help choose the first ever Young Chamber Musicians Competition “People’s Choice Award” presented by Davidson Day School. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will take home an extra $2,000! Tune in to WDAV at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st and follow these instructions to cast your vote:

1. Listen to the competition. Voting does not open until after all four ensembles have performed. The emcee will let listeners know when the poll opens.

2. Text the unique code that corresponds to your favorite ensemble to (650) 600-9016. The unique ensemble codes are:

Noctis Quartet

Noctis Quartet Code:

116113

Chimera Quartet

Chimera Quartet Code:

116114

Von Quartet

Von Quartet Code:

116115

Onyx Quartet

Onyx Quartet Code:

116116

Text your vote to (650) 600-9016

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Results of the voting will be released at the end of the competition.

Listen to the LIVE Competition Finals Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. EST

THE FINALISTS

The 2016 Young Chamber Musicians Competition Finalists

MEET THE FINALISTS
ONYX QUARTET

ONYX QUARTET

CHIMERA QUARTET

CHIMERA QUARTET

VON QUARTET

VON QUARTET

NOCTIS QUARTET

NOCTIS QUARTET

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Get your tickets for the LIVE competition finals on May 1, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College!

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Located at 207 Faculty Drive, The Duke Family Performance Hall is on the lower level of the Alvarez College Union in Davidson, NC. The ticket office is just inside the campus center on the third floor.

Parking is available in the Baker Sports Complex lot with handicap parking available directly behind the Alvarez College Union.

More Information
–  The Duke Family Performance Hall website
–  Download printable campus map (PDF)

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Duke Family Performance Hall

Located at 207 Faculty Drive, The Duke Family Performance Hall is on the lower level of the Knobloch Campus Center. The ticket office is just inside the campus center on the third floor.

COMPETITION TIMELINE

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

JANUARY 13 – MARCH 14, 2016
Register and upload your performance videos

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

APRIL 1, 2016

COMPETITION FINALS

APRIL 30 – MAY 1, 2016
Finalists perform, winners selected

YCMC: Aspire to Greatness

 
Who are we looking for?

The Young Chamber Musicians Competition is open to chamber ensembles with musicians between ages 14-25. Ensembles must consist of 2-8 musicians. All instruments are eligible, excluding voice and all electronic/amplified instruments.

How do we participate?

There is no charge to enter the competition.

All entries must be submitted via ycmc.wdav.org between January 13, 2016 and March 14, 2016.

Each ensemble will be assigned to an age group according to the age of the oldest member in the ensemble as of May 1st, 2016:

14-18 years old
19-25 years old

Entrants must submit two (2) separate classical music works of distinct styles and periods:

1770 and earlier (Baroque and earlier)
1770-1810 (Classical)
1811-1900 (Romantic)
1900-1950 (Modern)
1950-present (Contemporary)

Both works must include performance of at least one full movement of the piece in question. They must be the same works the ensemble will perform if selected as a finalist to perform at a live concert in May 2016. The two works performed must be submitted as two separate videos. The filename of each submitted video must include the title of the work performed.

The camera angle of the video must be continuous; no editing is allowed.

There is no limit to the length of the works submitted. However, the judges are not obligated to view more than the first 5 minutes of each submission.

Who's eligible to participate?

* All entrants shall have reached their fourteenth (14th) birthday but not their twenty-fifth (25th) birthday as of May 1, 2016

* All members of the ensemble must perform on both selected works

* Once the entry is submitted, changes in personnel are only allowed with the prior approval of WDAV

* No configuration requiring multiple pianos are allowed

How will winners be selected?

A screening panel selected by WDAV will review all submissions and choose the best entries in each age group as finalists.

Finalists will be invited to compete in a live competition which will take place at Davidson College the weekend of April 30th – May 1st, 2016. The competition culminates with a live adjudicated concert in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall on May 1, 2016.

Prizes

The Young Chamber Musicians Competition awards a grand total of $12,000 in cash prizes. Each ensemble that participates in the Final Round of the competition will receive a share of the cash prize. The outcome of the competition will determine the actual amount received by each ensemble.

The audience will use text-to-vote to select the winner of the $2,000 People’s Choice Award.

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JUDGES

ALAN BLACK

Charlotte Symphony Principal Cellist

Alan Black has been the Charlotte Symphony’s principal cellist for nearly 30 years. In addition to performing with various ensembles in the Charlotte area, Black is an Artist Associate in cello and chamber music at Davidson College and serves as Artistic Director of the Davidson College Concert Series.

DAN LOCKLAIR

Professor of Music at Wake Forest University

Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. His work – which is performed across the globe – includes symphonic pieces, a ballet, an opera, and numerous solo, chamber, vocal, and choral compositions.

JOHN GORDON ROSS

Music Director,
Western Piedmont Symphony

John Gordon Ross currently serves as Music Director for the Western Piedmont Symphony and Youth Symphony. Still active as a trombonist, Maestro Ross regularly performs throughout North Carolina and teaches several courses at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

PAST COMPETITIONS

2015 FINALISTS

Watch the 2015 Young Chamber Musicians Competition

19-24 Age Group

Farrago 4 [WINNER]

Quartet Fuoco [RUNNER UP]

14-18 Age Group

Quartetrilateral [WINNER]

Philharmonic Association Quartet [RUNNER UP]

MEET THE FINALIST

VIEW PICTURES FROM THE 2015 COMPETITION

2014 FINALISTS

Watch the 2014 Young Chamber Musicians Competition

19-24 Age Group

Chante Piano Trio [WINNER]

Eurus Quartet [RUNNER UP]

14-18 Age Group

Varsity Brass [WINNER]

Liquorice Stix [RUNNER UP]

MEET THE FINALIST

VIEW IMAGES FROM THE 2014 COMPETITION

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