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 highly selective 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 and have the opportunity to travel to Russia during summer 2017 to perform with the renowned Kostroma Symphony Orchestra.


Eligibility & Repertoire

Auditions are open to piano, strings and winds player of all nationalities and in the following age categories:


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 is available. Vocalists may audition in one of two repertoire categories: Classical and Folk Song.
For their recital with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra, winners of the competition will perform one movement, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition program. For the concert at the 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 2015 must submit a DVD or VHS of their audition performance, along with a completed application form and a non-refundable application fee of $200.

  • 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, audition DVD/VHS will not be reviewed or returned.


Application Fee

The application fee for the AFAF Piano, Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition is $200 per participant.
Please make checks payable to:

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



Applications and audition DVD/VHS must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2017. Results will be announced on our website on January 20, 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

For more information, please email us or call (732) 671-2831. Please note that due to the volume of calls, we can only respond to teacher inquiries. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes to these guidelines.