The 2020 Medallion International Concerto Competition is open to all ethnicities, and nationalities from all countries. There is no age limit. This competition is open to all instrumentalists - including voice and percussion. Participants are required to submit video links for the audition.
After preliminary video screening, 10 participants will be chosen as finalists and invited to audition live.
To foster the careers of professional and semi-professional classical musicians.
Gold: $1,000 cash prize + performance with Orchestra Noir during our 2020 - 2021 Season.
Silver: $750 cash prize + performance with Orchestra Noir during our 2020 - 2021 Season.
Bronze: $500 cash prize.
How to Apply
To apply for the Competition participants must submit:
Completed Online Application Form
YouTube or Vimeo link to the video recording
$100 USD Application Fee. Application Fee is non-refundable and are to be made via PayPal (See bottom of this page). The application is not complete until the fee has been submitted. If the individual that is paying the Application Fee differs from the Applicant, please notate the Applicant's name in the 'Add a Note' section on Paypal.
Submission of application materials will be closed on March 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m EST.
Audition Process & Competition Rules
Applicants must submit a link to a video recording of:
One movement of a Concerto from the Standard Repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and early 20th Century). Video recording for instrumentalists may be performed unaccompanied, omitting tutti and orchestra -only sections. Vocalists should perform an opera aria. Selections must be performed from memory with piano accompaniment.
Only unedited video can be accepted for the preliminary round (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable). The video should be a fair representation of the Applicant's abilities, but need not be of professional quality. Links must be labeled - piece and composer and should not exceed 12 minutes in length. Applicants must perform from memory. After the preliminary video screening, 10 Applicants will be invited to audition live. The decisions of the Judges are final and cannot be appealed. Applicants invited to the live audition may request comments from the judges following the competition.
Finalists invited to the live audition will be listed on the Orchestra Noir website on March 15, 2020. Invited participants who are unable to audition live for any reason will be disqualified.
**Past First Prize Winners of any past Orchestra Noir competition are excluded from entering the 2020 Medallion International Concerto Competition.
Finalists invited to audition live must perform audition piece (one movement only - this piece may be a different piece than the video audition) from memory with an accompanist. Each finalist has the option of securing his or her own accompanist or booking their accompanist through Orchestra Noir.
The live audition will be held on May 21, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.
All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).
Edward Walton rehearsing with Music Director Maestro Rodgers.