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Competition 2017-11-09T03:02:57+00:00

2017 – 2018 Canadian Sinfonietta Young Artist Competition

The Canadian Sinfonietta Young Artist Competition offers talented young musicians (25 years and under) the opportunity to perform one movement of a concerto, or a concert piece with the orchestra. Up to 10 finalists will be selected from the first round of video auditions and invited to participate in a final live competition. Of the finalists, up to 3 winners will be selected and featured on our annual Young Artist Concert at the Glenn Gould Studio.

Application and Online Video Due Date:

Friday, December 1, 2017 (by midnight)

Final Competition:

Saturday, December 9, 2017 (Time and Location TBD)

Concert Date:

Sunday, March 25, 2018, @5:30 PM at the Glenn Gould Studio

Finalists will be notified by December 15, 2017


25 years and under (as of March 1st, 2018)

Competition Information

  • This competition is open to all instruments: strings (including harp), piano, winds, brass, percussion, and voice
  • Applicants are required to submit an online video audition of one movement from a concerto or concert piece they have chosen to perform with the orchestra. (Applicants must audition with the work they have chosen to perform if selected as winner)
  • Chosen performance piece cannot exceed 15 minutes
  • Chosen performance piece accompaniment cannot exceed the following orchestration: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, strings, timpani


ACCOMPANIST INFORMATION: If you need an accompanist for your recording or competition, please contact Pianist fees will apply.


PLEASE NOTE: You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us confirming submission of your application form within 3 days of completing your payment


Please fill out the online application. Please note that your application is NOT complete until we receive your payment.


Online Application