GGS Concerto Competition Application
Winners of The GGS Concerto Competition will receive a performance date with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra in the 2017-18 concert season and the Tom Thomas Music Award, an annual prize for students who demonstrate exceptional potential for a solo career in classical music.
- The 2016-17 competition is open to all instruments and voice types.
- Open to Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma students in full-time studies during the 2016-17 academic year.
- Past winners of the competition are not eligible to compete, unless they had previously won as a member of an ensemble.
- Participants cannot participate in the competition with repertoire submitted by them in previous years.
- Participants cannot participate in the competition with winning repertoire from the previous year:
- Korngold – Violin Concerto
- Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
- Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major
- Villa-Lobos - Ciranda des sete notas
- Preliminary Round
- Participants will be allotted a maximum of 15 minutes.
- The participant shall prepare the entire concerto, but shall select and present representative sections of the concerto totaling 12 - 13 minutes for performance in this round.
- Participants must provide two copies of their music to the panel, indicating the specific sections planned to be performed.
- Please note that the jury may request to hear any part of the work not included in the above and may ask you to stop and start at their discretion.
- Final Round
- Participants shall perform the concerto in its entirety.
- All performances, except concerti with two or more musicians, must be from memory (certain contemporary concerti may also be exempt – please see the Dean for more information).
- Vocalists must perform works that are complete and original concert works for voice and orchestra – Opera arias, selections from larger pieces, and works for choir are not eligible.
- The Glenn Gould School will subsidize collaborative pianist expenses up to $50 per competitor, per round.
- Performers must make arrangements for their own collaborative pianist, warm-up space, and page turner.
Competitors must submit applications online no later than 5 pm Monday January 9, 2017.
Participants must have approval from their private instructor to enter the competition. Please note that teachers will be automatically notified of completed online entries.
- Preliminary Round: Monday, January 30, 2017*
- Final Round: Wednesday, February 1, 2017*
*Be prepared to perform anytime between 9:00am and 7:00pm on both days