Ensemble 212 2017-18 Young Artist Competition
Instrumental (Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass)

Young Park, Director, Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition
Yoon Jae Lee, Artistic Director, Ensemble 212


Objectives: To give outstanding young instrumentalists (ages 18 and under) from the New York metro area opportunities to receive encouraging feedback from established musicians on the adjudication panel and to perform as a soloist with a professional orchestra.

How to apply: Please read the complete rules and regulations and repertoire list carefully to determine eligibility.

Submit completed application form online at Acceptd.com along with a $100 application fee by Friday April 7. Electronic media files must be uploaded by 11:59 PM Sunday April 15. After all submissions have been pre-screened, results for the preliminary round will be sent by email to all applicants by Friday, April 20, 2018.

Procedure: Up to 8 applicants will be selected for the final round which will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Bloomingdale School of Music from 11 AM to 2 PM. Each applicant will be alloted up to 12 minutes minutes of performance time and perform all works from memory. Performances that exceed 12 minutes may be interrupted by the jury. Applicants will make provisions for his/her own accompanist and three copies of the score should be prepared for the jury. The scores will be returned after the performance.

Two overall winners of the competition (one grand prize winner and one 2nd Prize Winner) will perform with Ensemble 212 at the Season Finale & Annual Young Artist Showcase concert at Good Shpeherd-Faith Presbyterian Church in New York City on Saturday June 2, 2018. The Grand Prize winner will also be awarded a cash prize of $250. In case either winner cannot perform at the concert, an alternate selected by the jury will perform in the winners’ place. Winners of the 2017-18 competition are ineligible to compete in any other Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition for the following 2 years. This does not apply to the alternate if he/she does not take the place of the winner. Any applicant who is unable to attend the final round for any reason will be disqualified. No make-ups are allowed. The decisions of the jury at every round of the competition are final and beyond appeal.

 Timeline and Important Deadlines
ApplicationSubmit your completed application on our Acceptd.com website.
Preliminary Round:Sunday April 15, 2018 - Deadline to submit completed application along with $100 application fee by this date.
Announcement of Finalists:Friday April 20, 2018 - Applicants selected for the final round will be notified on this date.
Final Round:Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Bloomingdale School of Music Library 323 W 108th St (between Broadway and Riverside Drive) from 11 AM to 2 PM
Announcement of Winners:Friday April 27, 2018 - Applicants selected to perform with Ensemble 212 will be notified on this date.
Performance:Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church at 8:00 PM
152 W 66th St (between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave)

Click here to apply at Acceptd.com

 Winners of the Young Artist Competition Series
2016-2017David KWAK (Violin) (Co-Grand Prize)
Sarah MA (Violin) (Co-Grand Prize)
Han LEE (Violoncello) (Honorable Mention)
Coco MI (Violin) (Honorable Mention)
2015-2016Nathan MELTZER (Violin) (Grand Prize)
Jessica YANG (Violin) (2nd Prize Alternate)
Ian MALONEY (Violoncello) (Honorable Mention)
2014-2015William CHEN (Piano) (Co-Grand Prize)
Alyssa KIM (Violin) (Co-Grand Prize)
Mia CHEUNG (Piano) (Honorable Mention)
Dylan WU (Violoncello) (Honorable Mention)
2013-2014Alice IVY-PEMBERTON (Violin) (Grand Prize)
Derek LOUIE (Violoncello) (2nd Prize Alternate)
2012-2013Noah LEE (Violoncello) (Grand Prize)
Yun HAN (Violoncello) (2nd Prize Alternate)
2011-2012William McGREGOR (Contrabass)
Sydney LEE (Violoncello) (2nd Prize Alternate)
Perri SUSSMAN (Mezzo-Soprano)
2010-2011Yun WEI (Piano)
Sophia SUN (Viola)
2009-2010Rossina GRIECO (Piano)
Matthew KIMURA (Violin)
2008-2009Sarina ZHANG (Violoncello)
Alex CHANG (Violoncello) (Alternate)
Matthew CURRAN (Bass-Baritone)
2007-2008Angie ZHANG (Piano)
Clare YEO (Piano) (Alternate)
Caroline SUH (Violin)
Diomedes B. SARAZA Jr. (Violin) (Alternate)
2005-2006Mary MACKENZIE (Soprano)

Click here to view the Competition rules and regulations

Click here to view the complete repertoire list

For more information, please contact us at competition@ensemble212.org.