KATHLEEN PRICE AND JOSEPH M. BRYAN CONCERTO COMPETITION

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 aged 13 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.

MEET OUR 2022 WINNERS

Information about the 2023 concerto competition will be available in the fall.

Young Artist Division

(Ages 18-21)
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250

Junior Division

(Ages 13–18, not yet graduated from high school)
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $150

Eligibility & Repertoire

  • Candidates must be aged 13-21 and must be North Carolina residents 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.

Audition Process

Preliminary Round: Video
Candidates must submit a video recording of their selected concerto movement.
Piano accompaniment is optional for the preliminary round, but highly recommended.

Final Round: Live Audition
Select finalists will be invited to a live audition in Raleigh.
Piano accompaniment is required for final round.

If you have questions about the Concerto Competition, please contact education@ncsymphony.org