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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 young musicians (ages 14-24). Aspiring young chamber ensembles are invited to submit video performances for a chance to win their share of $4,500 in cash prizes.

 

2015 FINALISTS COMPETITION

 

The Finalists

Meet the Finalists for the 2015 Young Chamber Musicians Competition.

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MEET THE FINALISTS

Congratulations to our Winners

Quartetrilateral
and Farrago 4

 

Congratulations to this year’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition winners – Quartetrilateral and Farrago 4 – as well as the runners up – Philharmonic Association Quartet and Quartet Fuoco! Stunning performances by all and a closely matched competition.

If you missed the live performance–or if you would like to enjoy it again–you can watch the full video of the performance above.

Thank you, OrthoCarolina, for giving us the opportunity to once again showcase the future of classical music!

 

VIDEO: COMPETITION OVERVIEW

 

COMPETITION TIMELINE

PLAN & PRACTICE

DECEMBER 18 – JANUARY 20

Assemble your group, practice two pieces.

SUBMISSIONS

JANUARY 21 – MARCH 20

Register and upload your performance videos

VOTING

APRIL 15 – APRIL 30

Announcement of finalists, public online voting occurs

LIVE SHOW

MAY 9
Finalists perform, winners selected
Who are we looking for?

The Young Chamber Musicians Competition is open to chamber ensembles with musicians between ages 14-24. Ensembles must consist of 2-10 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 21, 2015 and March 20, 2015.

Each ensemble will be assigned to an age group according to the age of the oldest member in the ensemble as of January 21, 2015:

14-18 years old
19-24 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 2015. 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 January 21, 2015

* At least two (2) but no more than ten (10) musicians

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

* No vocalists are allowed

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

* No configuration requiring multiple pianos are allowed

* No electronic instruments are allowed

How will winners be selected?

First Round: The first round of review and judging of the video submissions shall be conducted entirely by a screening panel selected by WDAV which will review all submissions and will choose the two (2) best entries in each age group as finalists.

Second Round: The video submissions of the finalists in each age group will be posted on ycmc.wdav.org, at which point members of the public will be allowed to vote for one finalist in each group. The finalists will also be invited to perform in front of a live audience at Davidson College’s Tyler-Tallman Hall on May 9, 2015.

First and second place between these finalists will be determined on a one hundred (100) point scale as follows:

Public Vote: The ten (10) available points will be allocated according to the percentage of the popular vote received by each finalist. For example, if one finalist receives sixty (60) percent of the popular vote, it will receive six (6) points in this portion of the scoring with the other finalist receiving four (4) points.

Performance: The live performance is a requirement for finalists. Ninety (90) percent of the score will be allocated to the judging panel’s scoring of each entry, which will be based on (1) interpretation, (2) ensemble sound and unity, (3) technical accuracy, and (4) overall performance effect.

Prizes

Prizes will be allocated as follows among the selected Finalists:

19-24 years old
* First place $1,500
* Second place $1,000

14-18 years old
* First place $1,250
* Second place $750

Questions? Contact Us.

15 + 3 =

JUDGES

ROSEMARY FURNISS

Violinist,
Professor at the Royal College of Music

As one of the most respected violinists of her generation, Rosemary Furniss combines a career as soloist with that of Concertmaster, chamber musician and teacher.

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BILL LAWING

Professor of Music at Davidson College

Bill Lawing is professor and director of the jazz ensemble at Davidson College. He has performed with orchestras throughout the region, including appearances as soloist with the Charlotte Symphony, the Charlotte Pops Orchestra, and concerts in Carnegie Hall.

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ROBERT MOODY

Conductor

Robert Moody has been Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony (North Carolina) since 2005, Artistic Director of Arizona Musicfest since 2007, and Music Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) since 2008.

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2014 COMPETITION RECAP

Chante Piano Trio

WINNER AGE 18 – 20

Eurus Quartet

RUNNER UP AGE 18 – 20


Varsity Brass

WINNER AGE 14 – 17

Liquorice Stix

RUNNER UP AGE 14 – 17

Watch the final competition:


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