AUDITION RULES

      • Applicants must be taking private lessons. 
      • Applicants must be residents of London, ON, or taking private lessons with a teacher based in London. 
      • Applications, along with the $50 application fee, must be received online at www.eventbrite.ca OR by mail (Magisterra Soloists, 190 Gatineau Rd, London, ON N6K 2Z9) no later than January 1. (Late fee applies after January 1) 
      • Applicants must be available at the posted audition date and location. Auditions are not open to the public. 
      • Candidates must provide their own piano accompanist. 
      • Applicants must prepare a minimum of one complete movement from the list of solo works (please consult website). An additional complete movement may be included, up to a maximum of 8 minutes playing time total. (For additional repertoire requests please reach out to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Applicants cannot audition for the YPA using the same piece twice. 
      • Winner(s) must agree to perform with MAGISTERRA SOLOISTS at the Annual Christmas Baroque concert (first Sunday in December, First St Andrew’s Church) performing the repertoire they auditioned with: no exceptions will be made. An additional rehearsal prior to the dress rehearsal may be offered. (Subject to change) 
      • Winner(s) must be available for the dress rehearsal on Saturday prior to the Christmas Baroque Concert. An additional rehearsal prior may be offered. 
      • Winner will be awarded a stipend of $100. If more than one winner is chosen, the stipend shall be shared between the selected winners. 
      • MAGISTERRA SOLOISTS reserves the right not to announce a winner. 
      • Winner(s) will be selected based on their demonstration of musical maturity in reflection of the artistic values held by MAGISTERRA SOLOISTS, indiscriminate of age or technical playing level.  As this is an Award, and not a competition or adjudicated festival, there will be no verbal or written adjudications given at any point during or after the audition process by any member of the award audition panel. 
      • The Magisterra Young Performer’s Award audition will be adjudicated by a panel of musicians from the MAGISTERRA SOLOISTS roster. 
      • The Magisterra Young Performer’s Award seeks to avoid all forms of bias, favouritism, and nepotism. Should an applicant’s teacher be on the adjudicating panel, the teacher will not vote on this candidate. 

       

       

      *ADDITIONAL REPERTOIRE:

      Additional Repertoire options may be eligible if the concerto is with string orchestra accompaniment. 
      Orchestra materials need to be available to Magisterra Soloists at no additional costs.
      If you or your teacher have any questions or suggestions for additional repertoire please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation prior to your registration.
       

      ELIGIBLE REPERTOIRE*:

      VIOLIN 

       J. S. BACH Concerto No. 1 in a minor BWV 1041 

      J. S. BACH Double Concerto in d minor BWV 1043 

      A. Corelli La Folia

      A. Komarowski Concerto

      P. NARDINI Concerto in e minor 

      O. RIEDING Concerto in b minor op. 35 

      O. RIEDING Concerto in Hungarian Style op. 21 

      F. SEITZ Concerto No. 2 

      F. SEITZ Concerto No. 5 

      A. VIVALDI in a minor op. 3 No. 6 

      A. VIVALDI in B flat major op. 4 

      A. VIVALDI in g minor op. 12 No. 1 


      VIOLA

       J. C. BACH Concerto in c minor 

      G. P. TELEMANN Concerto in G major 

      G. P. TELEMANN Concerto in G major for 2 violas 


      CELLO

      J. C. BACH Concerto in c minor 

      L. BOCCHERINI Concerto in G major 

      J.-B. BRÉVAL Sonata in C major 

      A. VIVALDI Sonata in e minor 

      A. VIVALDI Double Concerto 

      A. VIVALDI Concerto in D major op. 3, No. 9 


       

      YPA – Previous Recipients 

      2023
      Recipient
      Kiko Oya (violin)

      Honorable Mention
      Saige Dyck (harp)
      Sherisse Leung (violin)

      2022
      Recipient
      Justin Bian (violin)
      Isaac Chen (violin)

      Honorable Mention
      Sophia Menelalou (cello)
      James Sutherland (violin)
      Yerin Lee (cello) and Katherine Klassen (cello) 

      2021
      Recipient
      Philip Corscadden (violin) 
      Taeoh Eom (violin) 
      Saige Soares (violin) 

      2020
      Recipient
      Brynn Roderick (violin) 
      Walker Shuey-Willson (cello) 

      2019
      Recipient
      Taeoh Eom (violin) 
      Marcin Marsolais Hernandez (violin) 

      2018
      Recipient
      Tina Huan (violin) 
      Raina Welburn (violin) 

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