The application for Rondo 2015 has been closed

Compete for the Chance to Perform, and Tour

Rondo Young Artist offers singers and instrumentalists 

a taste of the professional classical musician’s life.

Rondo Young Artist is an international concert presentation that encourages young musicians to further their talents as classical singers and instrumentalists, and foster their love of music. Our idea is simple: to build participants’ confidence, preparing them for successful adult lives, while helping their budding musical careers and promoting the spread of classical music in our communities.

Rondo winners grace world-renowned concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, receive achievement awards and significant media exposure.

Rondo Young Artist is a New York-based not-for-profit organization established by accomplished musicians and music teachers.

The inclusive nature of this competition is open to all

instrumentalists and ensembles, ages 5-18.



Students under the age of 18 - seeking a challenge beyond what's offered at Rondo Festival - should apply for Rondo Vanguard Competition. In this division, instrumentalists, ensembles and singers are invited to audition with two contrasting styles of music from different musical periods. (READ MORE)

Competition for emerging artists (ages 18-26) who plan to pursue a career in music.