Young Violists Competition

6th Annual NCVS Young Violists Competition,  
Final Round Concert
Sunday March 7, 2021, 2:00pm 
Online Event 
2021 Judges 
Jodi Levitz
Ethan Filner
Dr. Thomas Tatton

2021 YVC Repertoire Requirements for 1st round of the competition (all of the following):
1. Any single movement from a Cello Suite by J.S. Bach
2. One movement from a viola sonata or a showpiece
3. One movement of a viola concerto
Piano accompaniment recommended but not required for preliminary round. Submit your three items with a total playing time of not more than 20 minutes. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going to an all online format, and you may, if you wish, use the same video for the finals as the preliminaries. If you are advanced to the finals you will be recording an additional piece. A high quality recording will be in your best interests for the competition.
For Final Round: all finalists will play their preliminary repertoire plus a new work for unaccompanied viola (composed by the winner of the NCVS composer competition 2020-21) Accompanist not provided for Finals due to COVID-19. Notification of finalists by email on January 21, 2021

Final Round Concert (Open to the Public)
Sunday March 7, 2021, 2:00pm 
Free Online Event  
Cash prizes: $500, first prize / $300, second prize / $200, third prize.  

Eligibility: Pre-college, aged 19 or younger. Applicants must be based or studying in Northern California. Previous YVC first place winners not eligible to re-apply.

2021 Application / Tape-round Information
Deadline: January 5, 2021 


Application Fee: $35

Submit your preliminary recordings - audio-only or video with audio will both be accepted-video is strongly recommended-
(Email files directly or share via Soundcloud, YouTube, Google Drive, DropBox, etc. Make sure that your link works!)