OneWorld Concerto Competition


General Information

The OneWorld Concerto Competition is an added performance opportunity for musicians applying for the fellowship program.  Up  to five musicians will be selected from a pre-screening video submission (see guidelines below), to perform  in the Live Round, which will take place in Leesburg at 9:00 am on June 26, 2019. 

The  competition winner will then perform with the OneWorld Symphonic Festival Camerata  at the event’s opening concert on Saturday, June 29.



  • The Concerto Competition is open to all fellowship applicants in the Festival.
  • Fellow applicants choosing to enroll in the competition must submit complete Concerto Competition section in the application process, and have completed all procedures for Fellowship application, including the $50 application fee. There is no additional fee to apply for the concerto competition.
  • Competitors must submit a video of the concerto in its entirety (university recital videos are permitted). Orchestra or piano accompaniment are recommended, but not mandatory. Concerto selection must have available orchestral accompaniment. (Competitors are not required to provide orchestral scores or parts for competition purposes.)
  • Competitors must provide name of composer, name of piece, name and number of movements, publisher, and length of movement on Concerto Competition registration form.
  •  Both the pre-screening and the Live Round will be adjudicated by the Concerto Competition artistic board, comprised of conductors and faculty. 


Finalists Procedures

  •  Finalists will receive notification by June 1.
  • Finalists will need to be in Leesburg, Virginia ready to perform at 9:00 am on June 26 in the Live Round
  • The Live Round will be performed in a closed door format, and without accompaniment.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • The competition winner will be the featured musician at the Opening Concert of the OneWorld Symphonic Festival, on Saturday, June 29, accompanied by the OneWorld Camerata.

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