Initial selection will be made from a video recording of candidates’ audition piece(s). Please see the Entry Recording section of the Rules for full details on requirements.
Recordings must be no more than 12 minutes and have been made no earlier than 1 March 2016 in one take from a single static camera position with no cuts or edits.
There is a non-
You may be asked to attend a Semi-
In both rounds you have a free choice to play whatever you think best showcases your talents and (save in the case of pianists who must play solo) may be accompanied or play solo, from memory or music. If accompanied, you must provide your own accompanist and page turner if needed. Variety in the chosen repertoire is recommended.
Three competitors will reach the Final on 4 March where they will each play a full concerto.
Competitors may be required to play one of the works listed on the approved list appended to the rules and competitors should only enter if prepared do so.
The organisers will consider requests for alternatives but shall have absolute discretion to decline any other concerto proposed. Their decision is final and no reasons will be given.
Each concerto will be accompanied by Stockport Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of a conductor of their choice. The performance will be part of a public concert.
1 June 2016 -
14 Oct 2016 -
11 Dec 2016 -
14/15 January 2017 -
4 March 2017 -
The search is on for this year’s winner of Stockport International Young Musicians Competition which comes to a spectacular climax with a Concerto Final on 4 March 2017.
Three finalists will each perform a full concerto to a public audience with Stockport Symphony Orchestra under the baton of one of the competition judges, Hallé Associate Conductor, Jamie Phillips.
The information below provides a brief outline of the competition arrangements but prospective competitors should carefully consider the Rules for full details of all entry criteria and conditions of the competition.
The winner of the competition will: receive a cash prize of £1000; have the opportunity to perform a concerto with the SSO at one of their scheduled concerts in the following season.
Two other finalists will receive a prize of vouchers and/or cash to a value of £200
The Competition is open to musicians who on 1st March 2017 will be least 17, and no more than 24 years of age and who have attained a standard at least equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM. Please see the Entry Conditions section of the Rules for full details of the eligibility criteria and eligible instruments.
There is a £35 non-
Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart 5
Walton, Stamitz concerto in D, Bartok
Dvorak, Elgar, Schumann,
Dittersdorf 2, Bottessini 2, Koussevitzky
Mozart k313, Ibert, Khachaturian
Strauss, Mozart k314, Martinu
Mozart k622, Finzi, Weber 1
Glazunov, Richard Rodney Bennett, Nyman
‘Where the Bee Dances’
Mozart k191, Weber, Hummel
Mozart 3 or 4, Strauss, 1
Haydn, Arutiunian, Hummel
Ferdinand David Concertino
Vaughan Williams, Gregson, Arutiunian
Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven 3
Qualifying Instruments and Concerto Choices
PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES ARE CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR