KATHLEEN PRICE AND JOSEPH M. BRYAN CONCERTO COMPETITION
Competition dates for 2021 are postponed. Updated information about the competition schedule will be posted on this page as soon as it is available.
The North Carolina Symphony invites you to enter the Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition, North Carolina’s premier performance competition for young instrumentalists. Candidates ages 10 to 21 hone their skills for a preliminary video audition viewed by the Symphony’s distinguished panel of judges. Select finalists in two age groups compete for cash awards and the chance to perform in concert with the finest musicians in the state, the North Carolina Symphony.
First Prize: $500, and the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony
Second Prize: $250
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $150
Candidates must be age 10-21; and a North Carolina resident or enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school
- Candidates should prepare one movement of a concerto of their choice
- Concerto movement should be performed from memory for preliminary and final rounds
- Candidates should be prepared to play the entire movement, including cadenzas, for preliminary and final rounds
Preliminary Round: Video Submission
Candidates must submit a video recording of their selected concerto movement. Piano accompaniment is optional for preliminary round, but highly recommended.
Final Round: Live Audition
Piano accompaniment is required for final round.