Concerto Competition


This is an open competition aimed at aspiring concerto soloists.

Entrants should be Irish or should be normally resident in Ireland. There are no age limits.

To apply for the competition, you must submit the following:

·         a recording of yourself (with piano accompaniment) performing a movement from the concerto you wish to play with the Hibernian Orchestra in mp3 or 4 or wav format via email or temporary download link (i.e.

·         Your Curriculum Vitae   

·         A letter explaining your choice of concerto. You may also list other works in your repertoire that you would be willing to perform.  

·         An entry fee of €25 applies, which should be paid at time of application. Payment may be made by cheque or by bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable to The Hibernian Orchestra (no cash please). Bank transfers should be made to the Orchestra account. Postal or bank account details available on request. If you are using bank transfers, please do not forget to include your name plus ‘ConComp’ as otherwise we will not be able to allocate the funds and your application will not be deemed to be complete.


The deadline for applications is Monday 30th September 2019


The second round of the competition will take place in Dublin and will be judged by a panel of assessors comprised of the Artistic Director of the Orchestra, the guest Leader of the Orchestra, a member of the Orchestra and an outside adjudicator.  A shortlist of finalists will be invited to perform their concerto in full with an accompanist before the panel. The accompanist must be supplied by the candidates at their own expense.·

The winner will be chosen from the shortlist by the panel and their decision shall be final. In the event that there is no soloist who, in the opinion of the panel, meets the requisite standard for a solo performance with the Orchestra, the panel may, at their ultimate discretion, decide not to award the prize for that year.

The winner of this stage of the competition will be invited to give a concert performance of their chosen work with the Hibernian Orchestra in the 2019-2020 season.

The final choice of concerto will be made by agreement with the Artistic Director of the Hibernian Orchestra and should be appropriate to the venue and repertoire.

Applications to be submitted by Monday 30th September 2019 to Joy Rice This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Receipt of all entry materials will be acknowledged by email.





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