Promote Cross-cultural Collaboration of Music Internationally

Young Artist Audition

Since the founding of Musicus Society in 2010, a considerable number of young artists have received the Society’s support in launching their career as professional musicians. Through the Society’s annual Musicus Fest, community concerts at local heritage sites and year-round outreach educational activities, these young artists are given opportunities to work and perform with established artists, and thereby enhancing their exposure and experience.

The objective of the Young Artist Audition is to enlist promising Hong Kong talents to participate in Musicus Society's concerts or outreach events.

Applications for Young Artist Audition 2024 are now open!

Major Sponsors: Bank of China (Hong Kong), The Tung Foundation


eligibility 
Solo pianists or string players (violinist, violist, cellist and double bassist) born in 1994 or after, who are permanent residents of Hong Kong and current students / recent graduates (who have graduated in or after 2022) from music conservatories / equivalent institutions




TIMELINE AND KEY STAGES 
STAGE 1: Video Audition
【Submission Deadline for online video】 16 February 2024
【Results and Finalists Announcement】 Early-March 2024

Repertoire
For Pianists:
• Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto from the Classical/ Romantic periods composed before 1945, with accompaniment (piano or orchestral); and
• One solo piano work (or complete movement from a larger work) composed before 1900
For String players:
• Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto from the Classical/ Romantic periods composed before 1945, with accompaniment (piano or orchestral); and
• One solo work with or without piano accompaniment (or complete movement from a larger work) composed before 1900

STAGE 2: Live Audition for Finalists
【Live Audition in Hong Kong】 Mid-May 2024*
【Winner Announcement】 End of May 2024
*Travel expenses for live audition will be provided for finalists from overseas
*A designated piano accompanist will be provided for all finalists

Repertoire
For Pianists:
• All movements from both the concerto and solo work from the Video Audition
For String players:
• All movements from both the concerto and solo work from the Video Audition




APPLICATION PROCESS
STEP 1: To create and upload an unedited audition video on YouTube
Applicants shall introduce themselves in English before the performance and make the best effort to perform the pieces in the audition video.

STEP 2: To complete and submit an online application
Applicants shall complete and submit an online application with the supporting materials.

*For more details, please refer to the Additional Information.
Additional Information 
Deadline 
16 Feb 2024 (Fri) 

Awardees of the Young Artist Audition

2023
Winner: Chan Cheuk-long, Aaron (violin)
Finalists: Poon Hiu-ying, Prudence (piano), Zhang Yiu-chi, Blues (violin)
Honorable Mentions: Law Lon-fon (double bass), Tsang Man-to, Nicholas (cello), Wong Lok-hang, Lawrence (viola)

2022
Winner: Cheong Hoi-leong, Zach (piano)
Honorable Mentions: Chung Hok-chun, Andy (piano), Ma Cheuk-lam, Annis (viola), Wong Pui-ying (violin), Zhang Yiu-chi, Blues (violin)

2021
Winner: Fan Hiu-sing (violin)
Honorable Mentions: Lee Yat (viola), Poon Wing-pong, Anthony (violin), Tsang Hin-yat (piano)

2020
Winner: Hao Lap-hei, Jeremy (violin)
Honorable Mentions: Chin Chak-sum, Matthew (violin), Law Jonathan Dominic (double bass), Sun Hsin-hou, Richard (cello), Wong Sin-i, Nina (violin), Yeung Choi-tung, Cherry (violin), Yeung Man-yin, Hazel (violin)

2019
Winners: Chau Kei-lok, Sirius (flute), Lau Shing-ho, Alexander (piano)
Honorable Mentions: Chan Sin-ying, Angela (violin), Lau Kwan-hon, Gordon (viola), Lee Sze-hei, Victor (double bass), Leung Yick-cheung, Jonathan (violin), Wong Tai-shing, Calvin (cello), Wong Wai-yuen (piano)

2018
Winner: Choi Kwan-yeung, Brian (violin)