SSO PRESIDENT’S YOUNG PERFORMERS CONCERT 2021 NOW OPEN FOR AUDITIONS

Published on 09 October 2020

Photo: 2017 President’s Young Performer, euphonist Kang Chun Meng, performing with the SSO at the Victoria Concert Hall and 2020 President’s Young Performer, percussionist Julia Tan.

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be conducting open auditions for its 2021 President’s Young Performers Concert.  

The annual concert shines a spotlight on young talented musicians in Singapore — giving them the rare chance to perform with the SSO.  Successful candidates will perform as soloist in a concerto with the SSO at the Victoria Concert Hall in September 2021. 

Auditions will be held for shortlisted Singaporean instrumentalists performing concertos written for their instrument and chamber-sized orchestra.

Past performers have included 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.

Eligibility: 
Applicants should be Singapore citizens. Applicants should be no more than 25 years of age, as of 1 July 2021.

Application Deadline:
Applicants are invited to submit their online application by 30 December 2020, with the following items:

  1. Biography including their date of birth, musical background and contact information
  2. A high-quality video featuring a recent performance of a complete concerto with the composer, duration of each movement and edition (if applicable) of the work clearly labelled via the following QR code or link: http://ssoperfor.ms/PYPC2021audition

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email in January 2021 to participate in a live audition scheduled to take place in February 2021. Shortlisted applicants should be prepared to play the concerto in full and should arrange for their own piano accompanist to play the orchestral part.

For application enquiries, please contact:
pypc@sso.org.sg

For press enquiries, please contact:
Singapore Symphony Group
80 Bencoolen Street, Level 8
NAFA Campus One Tower Block
Singapore 189655
T +65 9386 7008   haslina.hassan@sso.org.sg