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KW Community Orchestra Concerto Competition

The KWCO Concerto Competition offers students the exciting opportunity to play in concert with the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Orchestra.  Three (3) Winners, and two (2) Alternates will be chosen from this class to perform their Concerto on Saturday June 1st, 2024.  The winners will also receive two (2) complimentary concert tickets.  

Each year the Concerto Competition will be available to different instruments groups.  For the 2024 KWKMF it is open to Strings & Winds students, and the following year it will be open to Piano students (subject to change at the discretion of KWCO).

Eligibility, Rules & Regulations:

  • Strings & Winds players ages 12-18 as of December 31st, 2023, are eligible to enter.  Exception: Previous KWCO Concerto Competition winners who have performed with KWCO are not permitted to enter.

  • Entry fee: $36.  Participants must select “KWCO Concerto Competition” under Discipline when registering. 

  • Concertos must be performed with live piano accompaniment, participants must provide their own accompanist

  • Participants must perform one (1) movement of a Concerto

  • The score must be available on IMSLP.org (International Music Score Library Project).

  • Repertoire selections must be approved by KWCO, which must be submitted by January 31, 2024.

  • Potential winners must be available for rehearsals and the KWCO Concert on the following dates:

    • Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm during the month of May 2024

    • Dress Rehearsal: Saturday June 1st, 2024 at 9:30 am

    • Concert: Saturday June 1st, 2024 at 7:30 pm

  • Winners are expected to dress in appropriate concert attire for the performance

For more info about the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Orchestra and the 2023-2024 Concert Season visit KWCO.org

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