Sound Espressivo invites Musicians of All Ages
to celebrate Live Music Performance
by participating in the
January 16, 2024 at 4:59:00 AM
Virtuosity Competition 2023-24
Are you a Virtuoso Artist?
Hint: One can be a Virtuoso at any age and stage of learning the art of music performance!
Turn to the greatest artists for inspiration, many spoke out about Virtuosity:
The virtuoso is not a mason who, chisel in hand, faithfully and conscientiously whittles stone after the design of an architect. He is not a passive tool reproducing feeling and thought and adding nothing of himself. For the virtuoso, musical works are tragic and moving materializations of emotions; he is called upon to make them speak, weep, sing and sigh, to recreate them in accordance with his own consciousness.
- Franz Liszt
All Instrumentalists, Ensembles, and Voice performers can apply
Preliminary Round - by video submission. Selected musicians will be invited to the Final Round
Final Round - Live performance on a world-wide Internet TV Broadcast.
Judges from aroud the world provide on-air commentary immediately after each performance.
Finalists meet the Judges and can ask questions.
Musicians' supporters can write comments which will be shown onscreen
Family and friends can watch and be part of your LIVE performance from anywhere in the world.
Technical preparation session with VCHS Broadcast Directors and Engineers, in preparation for the broadcast. More about Broadcast technology for musicians here
10 and under
Adult (19 and older)
All periods and genres accepted
For Preliminary Round - submit a video of one virtuoso piece
Final Round - perform up to 10 min of virtoso compositions
January 15, 2024- Application Deadline
February 9-11, 2024 - Final Round of the Competition
Laureates and Winners.
One in each Age Group:
Adult (19 and older) - $300
15-18 - $200
11-14 - $100
10 and under - $50
One Laureate will receive a fully sponsored performance opportunity at Carnegie Laureate Gala (see details and dates here)
More performance, scholarships, recordings, web-profile, interviews, educational and partner-sponsored Awards here
Career Development and Educational Awards here
receive recognition on Sound Espressivo website and in Virtual Concert Halls Broadcast programs, certificates honoring Teachers' contribution.
Application Fee - $50
Final Round (if selected only) - $100
Complete Regulations here