The 2019 Medallion International Concerto Competition


**IMPORTANT UPDATE: Competition Deadline has been extended until December 30, 2018. The 17 finalists who will be invited for the live audition round will be announced on January 4, 2019.


The 2019 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, harp, and percussion. Participants are required to submit video links for the audition.


After preliminary video screening, 17 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 2019 - 2020 Season.

Silver: $1,000 + performance (one movement) with Orchestra Noir during our 2019 - 2020 Season.

Bronze: $500 + performance (one movement) with Orchestra Noir during our 2019 - 2020 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 December 1, 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


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 accompanied by piano or orchestra or unaccompanied with just the soloist, omitting 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 December 8, 2018.


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


**Past First Prize Winners are excluded from entering the 2019 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, unaccompanied.


The live audition will be held on March 23, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.


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


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