The 2018 Medallion International Concerto Competition

The 2018 Medallion International Concerto Competition is open to all ethnicities, and nationalities from all countries. There is no age limit. This competition is open to the following instrumentalists: voice, piano, strings, winds, brass, and harp. Participants are required to submit video links for the audition.


After preliminary video screening, 10 participants will be chosen as finalists and invited to audition live.



To foster the careers of professional and semi-professional classical musicians.




Gold: $2,000 + performance (one movement) with Orchestra Noir during our 2018 - 2019 Season.

Silver: $1,000 + performance (one movement) with Orchestra Noir during our 2018 - 2019 Season.

Bronze: $500 + performance (one movement) with Orchestra Noir during our 2018 - 2019 Season.


How to Apply

To apply for the Competition participants must submit:


  • Completed Online Application Form
  • YouTube or Vimeo link to the video recording
  • $100 USD Application fee


Application Deadline

Submission of application materials will be closed on June 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m EST.


Application Fee

Application Fee is $100. Application Fees are non-refundable and are to be made via PayPal (See bottom of this page). Application is not complete until fee has been submitted.


Audition Process & Competition Rules

Repertoire Requirements. Applicants must submit link to video recording of:


Applicants must submit a link to a video recording of:


One movement of a Concerto from the Standard Repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and early 20th Century).


Video recording for instrumentalists may be performed unaccompanied, omitting tutti and orchestra -only sections.


Vocalists should perform an opera aria. Selections must be performed from memory with piano accompaniment.


Only unedited video can be accepted for the preliminary round (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable). Video should be a fair representation of the Applicant's abilities, but need not be of a professional quality.


Links must be labeled - piece and composer and should not exceed 10 minutes in length. Applicants must perform from memory.


After the preliminary video screening, 10 Applicants will be invited to audition live. The decisions of the Judges are final and cannot be appealed. Applicants invited to the live audition may request comments from the judges following the competition.


Finalists invited to the live audition will be listed on the Orchestra Noir website and Facebook Page on July 1, 2018.


Invited participates who are unable to audition live for any reason will be disqualified.


**Past First Prize Winners of the 2018 Medallion International Artists Competition, 2017 Medallion Concerto Competition, and 2016 Collegiate Virtuoso Concerto Competition are excluded from entering the 2018 Medallion International  Concerto Competition.


Live Audition

Finalists invited to audition live must perform audition piece (one movement only - this piece may be a different piece than the video audition) from memory with an accompanist. Each finalist has the option of securing his or her own accompanist or booking their accompanist through Orchestra Noir.


The live audition will be held on August 25, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.


 All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).


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