Launch of Concord Concerto Competition 2023

This year’s Concord College Concerto Competition has been launched by the College’s Music department who are inviting entries from talented young instrumentalists across Shropshire.

The competition will culminate in an evening concert next March which will be a showcase and celebration of the capabilities of exceptional young instrumentalists and which will be open to the public.

The concerto competition is open to musicians aged 18 or under on the date of the final who play at Grade 7 Distinction level or higher and offers the opportunity for the chosen finalists to perform a movement from a concerto with a professional orchestra. The winner will be crowned “Concord College Concerto Competition Winner of the Year 2023”.

The audition round closes on Friday 2nd of December and entrants must submit a recording of themselves playing a movement (or part of a movement) from a concerto of their own choice. An independent adjudicator will then decide which entrants to invite to the final round. Those who are selected will be invited to compete in the final on March 11th 2023 at Concord College. Finalists will play their chosen movement from a concerto alongside a professional orchestra and in front of a live audience in Concord College’s Morris Theatre.

The competition aims to provide exceptional opportunities for more advanced musicians. The College is keen to support talented young people in a variety of ways including sharing such unique opportunities.

Mr Kokkinos, Head of Music at Concord said “Our key values at Concord are rigour, kindness and creativity. By inviting students from around the county to enter the Concord College Concerto Competition we hope to share our resources, and the wonderful opportunity to play with a professional orchestra, with gifted young musicians from around the county and to continue to build strong links with our local community”.

Entry forms can be obtained by scanning the QR code on the poster, or by e-mailing Mr Kokkinos directly

Read about last year’s fantastic final here.

You can also watch last year’s final on the College’s YouTube channel here.