• $300 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg) in December 2017.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during December 2017 to perform in Moscow with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra. Winners will also participate in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and St. Petersburg Small Philharmonic “Engelgardt” Hall or St. Petersburg State Conservatory “A. Glazunov” Small Hall during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival in December 2017
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – TBA
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg) in December 2017.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during December 2017 to perform in Moscow with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra. Winners will also participate in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and St. Petersburg Small Philharmonic “Engelgardt” Hall or St. Petersburg State Conservatory “A. Glazunov” Small Hall during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival in December 2017.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall –TBA.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • $100 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg) in December 2017.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during December 2017 to perform in Moscow with the renowned Kaluga Symphony Orchestra. Winners will also participate in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and St. Petersburg Small Philharmonic “Engelgardt” Hall or St. Petersburg State Conservatory “A. Glazunov” Small Hall during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival in December 2017.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – TBA.
  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
 

The AFAF Piano, Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition 2017 is intended for advanced music students who would like to challenge themselves by competing on a high level. The competition requires video auditions, and winners of this prestigious competition will perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia during December 2017 to perform in Moscow with the renowned Kaluga Youth Symphony Orchestra. Winners will also participate in a special concert (with a solo performance) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and St. Petersburg Small Philharmonic “Engelgardt” Hall or St. Petersburg State Conservatory “A. Glazunov” Small Hall during of the AFAF “Russian Winter” Festival in December 2017

 

Eligibility & Repertoire

Auditions are open to piano, string, and wind players of all nationalities and in the following age categories:

People

A. 7-13 years of age
B. 14-18 years of age
C. college students
D. amateur adults

For the audition, applicants may perform any standard concerto (single movements are acceptable), or any concert piece for which orchestral accompaniments are available. Vocalists may audition in one of two repertoire categories: Classical and Folk Song.
For their recital with the Kaluga Symphony Orchestra, winners of the competition will perform one movement, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition program. For the concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, winners will perform a separate solo piece.

 

How to apply

Applicants interested in participating in the AFAF Piano, Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition 2017 must submit a DVD or VHS of their audition performance, along with a completed application form and a non-refundable application fee of $250.

  • The recording must be clearly labeled on the outside with your name.

  • The recording must be free of background noise with appropriate balance between solos and accompaniment.

  • Due to the large number of submissions, ineligible or defunct audition DVD/VHS will not be reviewed or returned.

 

Fees

The application fee for the AFAF Piano, Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition is $250 per participant.
Please make checks payable to:

Art & Music Unlimited
P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733
Application and recital fees are non-refundable.

 

Deadline

Applications and audition DVD/VHS must be postmarked no later than October 20, 2017. Results will be announced on our website on November 1, 2017.

 

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Mailing Address

Please send all written inquiries, video tapes/DVDs and applications to:

AFAF, P.O. Box 106, Holmdel, NJ 07733

 

Further Information

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