2018 New York Music Competition

The New York Music Competition for Young Artists invites talented young musicians skilled in piano, violin, or cello to display their musical talent. This event provides musicians the opportunity to discover their musical potential and work towards their future career plans.

First and second place winners perform at the 268-seat Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, an intimate space that is renowned worldwide as a premiere concert venue presenting more than 180 concerts each year.

Over the past 20 years, over 1,835 children and youth ages 5-18 have participated in this event. As a result of the training, experience, and recruitment of talent, a total of 743 winners have made or are making their careers in music. Proud to be a sponsor for young talents, the YWCA of Queens Music Committee continues to work hard to increase the level of success and talent in the competition year after year and intends to gather more support from sponsors throughout the community.

Event Date

The 2018 competition schedule will be from April 2-5, 2018 (Monday-Thursday) at the YWCA of Queens: 42-07 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing NY 11355

Monday (4/2): Piano Final
Tuesday (4/3): Piano Final
Wednesday (4/4): Violin
Thursday (4/5): Cello

* For Composition Applicants: There will be no performance dates. Compositions will be evaluated separately from the above schedule.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2018

How to Register

  1. Online Register or
  2. Download the 2018 Application Form, Brochure and submit in person to the YWCA or by mail in one envelope to:
    YWCA of Queens / ATTN: Ruth Heo  / 42-07 Parsons Blvd. / Flushing, NY 11355

Grand Prize: $1000 & YWCA Recital

1st Place Categories A/B: $200 & plaque

1st Place Categories C/D: $500 & plaque
*1st and 2nd place winners performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

(excluding A1 category violin winners)