The Singapore Symphony Orchestra calls for applications from outstanding young musicians for the SSO President's Young Performers Concert 2017. Auditions will be held for shortlisted Singaporean conductors and musicians performing on Western classical instruments such as strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.
Successful candidates will perform as soloist in a concerto with the national orchestra in September 2017. The event will be graced by the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is also the Patron of the SSO.
Applicants should be Singapore citizens. Instrumentalists should be no more than 25 years of age, and conductors, no more than 35 years of age, as of 1 July 2017. They are invited to send in, by 6 January 2017, their biography including their date of birth, musical background and contact information as well as a non-returnable DVD recording of their performance of one movement of a concerto, with work and performer’s name clearly indicated on the DVD, to the following address:  
c/o Singapore Symphony Orchestra Programming Department
11 Empress Place #01-02
Victoria Concert Hall
Singapore 179558
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 20 January 2017 to perform a complete concerto in a live audition taking place in the week of 6 February 2017. Applicants should arrange for their own pianists to play the orchestral part during the live audition.
Past performers have included conductors Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan, violist Lim Chun, violinists Chan Yoong-Han, Grace Lee, Loh Jun Hong, Yang Shuxiang and Gabriel Ng, saxophonist Samuel Phua as well as pianists Azariah Tan, Li Churen, Abigail Sin, Lim Yan, Jonathan Chua and Gavin Jared Bala.
We regret we are unable to entertain personal inquiries pertaining to the status of individual applications.