Each year ULSO holds a concerto competition, open to its current and recent members. Winners are invited to perform a concerto with the Orchestra in a future project.
We are excited to announce that applications for the ULSO Concerto Competition 2022 are now live! The competition is open to all current and past members of the orchestra, and the winner(s) will have the opportunity to perform a concerto with ULSO in Summer 2022 or during the 2022/23 season.
The competition is held over two rounds:
In Round One, which will be held over the weekend of the 5th & 6th of February, applicants are expected to play the first movement of a concerto lasting no longer than 10 minutes. Successful candidates will progress to Round Two.
Round Two, for which the Music Director will be present, will be held over the weekend of the 5th & 6th of March and candidates should present selected passages from ALL movements of their concerto, totalling no more than 25 minutes. The panel may also ask to hear specific passages, so be prepared to play any part of your concerto.
For all rounds:
To apply for the 2021/22 Concerto Competition please complete the application form via the link below. Applications must be received by 2nd February 2022.
The winners of the 2018/19 competition were:
Anna Roder - Violin
Gabrielė Bekerytė - Piano
Alexei Watkins – French Horn
Previous winners of the competition include: