Young SONE Competition

Soloists of New England (SONE) cultivates performance skills and inspires artistic excellence in the future generations of musicians by offering opportunities to perform as young aspiring artists. Our mission is to help the next generation of artists deepen their musical education and professional development. We assist them to raise appreciation for the music in our society and pursue musical careers.  


The 2nd Young Soloists of New England Competition

 Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York

Winners of the competition will be chosen through a recording audition process. Selected Young SONE winners will be given the opportunity to perform at SONE's upcoming concert at one of the most prestigious music venues: Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York

SONE Concert at Bruno Walter Auditorium will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM


  • Section

    • Instrumental Soloists ; Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Woodwind

  • Eligibility

    • Open to young musicians of all nationalities and countries

    • Age 9 to 17

    • Participants are required to submit a video recording as a part of their application materials to enter the Competition.

  • Repertoire Requirements

    • Do not exceed 8 minutes.

    • From the standard repertoire from any period (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods).

    • One movement of a Sonata or Concerto will be accepted as a separate piece.

    • Contestants must perform by memory.

    • Only unedited video made within 6 months of the deadline can be accepted.

  • Awards

    • Winners will perform at SONE's concert at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York.

    • Honors Certificate

  • How to Apply

    • 1. Completed online Application Form: Click the below "Apply Now"

    • 2. YouTube (or other video sharing sites)link to the the video recordings of the performance

    • 3. Application Fee

  • Application Deadline

    • The application materials acceptance will be closed by the end of the day on Monday October 15, 2018

  • Application Fee

    • Application fee is $45. (Application fee is not refundable.)

    • U.S. Participants should make a check or money order payable to: Young Sook Lee and mail to: Young Sook Lee

      61 Flett Rd, Belmont,

      MA 02478


    • Non-United States contestants can make a certified bank check or international money order payable to: Young Sook Lee and mail to :

      Young Sook Lee

      61 Flett Rd, Belmont,

      MA 02478


  • Winners Information


    • Only ONE piece within a time limit (8 min) will be performed at the SONE's Concert.

    • Winners must bring their own piano accompanist.

    • Winners are responsible for their own expenses (travel,housing accommodation,etc.) related to the Concert Participation.

    • Detailed recital Guidelines will be e-mailed to the winners along with the notification of their award.

  • Judges

    • SONE artists and advisory committee members will evaluate audition materials.


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