Youth Concerto Festival entries open

Entries for the 2017 Youth Concerto Festival are open, with the closing date for applications 15 May 2017.

The 2017 Youth Concerto Festival will be held in the Odeion at the University of the Free State on 2 September 2017. The festival sees young singers and instrumentalists being offered the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Free State Symphony Orchestra.
Auditions will be taking place on 26 and 27 May in Bloemfontein. Candidates as well as winners are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Candidates must arrange for their own accompanist.
Singers should be younger than 27 and instrumentalists younger than 24 on the day of the concert.
Instrumentalists are required to play one or two movements from a concerto or single movement work for solo instrument and orchestra, not exceeding 15 minutes. Singers must perform an aria or suitable part of a work for voice and orchestra.
Interested candidates can collect entry forms at the Odeion at the UFS campus, or contact Ella Kotze at or
Closing date for applications is 15 May 2017. No late entries will be accepted. – Seithati Semenokane