RYAF and Vanguard Competition Deadline is January 6th, 2020!

Compete for the Chance to Perform

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 maintains a personal touch and provides insight into the world of professional classical music.

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


The inclusive nature of this competition is open to all instrumentalists and ensembles, ages 5 - 18.



Students 18 and under, 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.



At Rondo Summer Academy in Blonay, Switzerland, students will live, learn and perform with young musicians from different parts of the world, led by a distinguished faculty.