Young Violists Competition

Announcing our 5th NCVS Young Violists Competition, Final Round to be held Sunday March 8, 2020.   

The NCVS Young Violists Competition returns Spring 2020, open to violists age 19 & under, pre-college.  Preliminary round applications are due January 6, 2020 with more details on the way.


2020 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 not required for tape-round (an accompanist is provided for finals)
Submit your three items with a total playing time of not more than 20 minutes
For Final Round: all finalists will play a new work for unaccompanied viola (written by the finalist of our NCVS composer competition) Notification of finalists by email on January 20, 2020


Final Round Concert (Open to the Public)
Sunday March 8th, 2020
Eligibility: Pre-college, aged 19 or younger
Cash prizes: $500, first prize / $300, second prize / $200, third prize

2020 Application / Tape-round Information
Deadline: January 6, 2020
ONLINE APPLICATION
Application Fee: $35
SUBMIT PAYMENT VIA THE PAYPAL BUTTON


Share your application recordings - audio-only or video with audio accepted-  
with NCVS@NORCALVIOLA.ORG
(Email files directly or share via Soundcloud, YouTube, DropBox, etc.)

2020 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 not required for tape-round (an accompanist is provided for finals)
Submit your three items with a total playing time of not more than 20 minutes
For Final Round: all finalists will play a new work for unaccompanied viola (written by the finalist of our NCVS composer competition) Notification of finalists by email on January 20, 2020

2019 Judges
Ellen Ruth Rose (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Earplay)
Dr. Tom Tatton (former president, American Viola Society)
Patricia Whaley (Principal Violist Symphony Silicon Valley, Modesto Symphony)



QUESTIONS? EMAIL NCVS@NORCALVIOLA.ORG