Laureate Gala Auditions
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Audition to perform CONCERTO or ARIA with
New York Chamber Players Orchestra
Giacomo Franci, conductor
Applications Deadline EXTENDED!
Apply by October 15, 2023
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall November 21, 2023
April 4, 2024
Apply with a video
Selected musicians are invited to the
LIVE ONLINE AUDITION
Concertos and Arias with Orchestra
Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2023 at 11:59PM EST (23:59)
A Carnegie Hall Archival DIGITAL VIDEO of performance (see Regulations for acceptable uses as per by Carnegie Hall rules)
Full color brochure (digital and printed)
Winners will be interviewed by Steve Robinson, a world renowned producer of classical music radio shows
Letters of recommendation and other support
(provided upon request for applying for grants, colleges,
other programs and competitions)
Professional Portfolio packets available upon request
All Finalists and their teachers will receive a certificate of merit.
Live Virtual Auditions
October 27-30, 2023
Selected musicians will be invited to audition live on a public Internet broadcast* and will receive a tech session with VCHS Broadcast Engineers
Live auditions are judged in real time.
Judges provide participants with immediate on-air feedback.
During the live audition participants will be able to speak with Judges.
• The judges’ decisions are final and may not be contested.
• To participate in the live online auditions, each musician must prepare required technical setup
*See FEES section for applicable Audition fees
New York City
Steve Robinson is an American radio manager, producer and executive producer. He has held senior management positions with numerous American radio stations, including WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network/Chicago, WBUR/Boston, WGBH/Boston, WCRB/Boston, KPFA/Berkeley, WBGO/Newark, Vermont Public Radio and Nebraska Public Radio Network.org. Robinson served as general manager of the statewide Nebraska Public Radio Network (1990-2000) and WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network from 2000 until October 2016.
A 50-year radio veteran, he has produced programs ranging from classical music documentaries to public affairs programs and has directed over 100 on-air pledge drives.
In 1984, he co-founded AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, a service organization to assist independent radio producers in the United States.
Piano and Composition
"It is very important to have the audience participate in this competition! It engages the listener and encourages our wonderfully talented contestants.
I am delighted to co-found the James Adler Audience Favorite Award for the Sound Espressivo Global Music Competition. Sit back, listen, enjoy -- and please vote!"
~James Adler, Pianist and Composer
Photo: Frank Gimpaya
Standard instrumental and vocal repertoire of all periods, including contemporary, Opera/Oratorio, “Crossover."
Refer to the Sample List of Concertos and Arias. If your Concerto/Aria is not listed, please write to us to get it approved by New York Chamber Players Orchestra
Memorization is not required but is strongly encouraged for all soloists.
One movement of a Concerto, a complete Aria, a one-movement composition, an instrumental showpiece are accepted
Contemporary compositions in non-traditional forms are accepted*
Reduced-score versions of orchestration accepted*
*For works not readily available in public domain candidates must provide full score and orchestral parts
iClassical Academy provides Recognition Awards
to Winners and Participants of Carnegie Gala Auditions
We believe that anyone, at any time, should have access to the wonderfully beautiful world of music
Our mission is to provide new generations of musicians, from any part of the world, the possibility to improve their skills and enjoy a wide audience
iClassical Academy is based in Switzerland
$50 per soloist
Live Audition fee (if selected based on video submission)
Fee includes a group Technology preparation session
Performance fee (if selected to perform at the Gala):
One movement of a Concerto up to 5 min - $1,200. Additional length requires additional per/min fee.
Lengthy tutti's may be cut