New York Music Competition


Co-presented by the Korean Daily, the New York Music Competition 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 in the highly and internationally regarded Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. For the past 16 years, over 1,000 participants have come to support and see these young musicians perform. As a result of the training, experience, and recruitment of talent, more than 400 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 from the community.

2014 New York Music Competition

Our 17th annual New York Music Competition was held between April 14th-April 17th.  A new element, “composition”, was added to this year’s competition. The list of the winners can be found here: 2014 NYMC Final Winners List.

Check out the photos from the Winners’ Concert that held at the Carnegie Hall on May 6, 2014!



Click here for our 2013 NYMC Page

Click here for our 2012 NYMC Page

Click here for our 2011 NYMC Page

Grand Prize: $500 & YWCA Recital
1st Place Categories C/D: $300 & plaque
1st Place Categories A/B: $100 & plaque
*1st and 2nd place winners performance at Carnegie Hall (excluding A1 category violin winners)

Event Date

April 14 -April 17, 2014

  • Mon (4/14): Piano Preliminary
  • Tue (4/15): Piano Final
  • Wed (4/16): Violin
  • Thu (4/17): Cello

Application Deadline

March 31st,  2014

How to Register
Download an APPLICATION FORM and submit in person to the YW or by mail in one envelope to: YWCA of Queens / ATTN: Sung Noh / 42-07 Parsons Blvd. / Flushing, NY 11355

View our  2014 NYMC Brochure with application information.

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