2023 Concerto Competition Info

Please note: additional details will be added closer to the event. 


  • Submission consisting of video recording of Concerto repertoire.
  • Winners will be invited to perform live with the Sempre Musick Orchestra.
  • Eligibility

  • Open to all ages, and to instruments listed in the repertoire list.
  • Repertoire selection: one movement; must be from the pre-approved list located here: 2023 Concerto Competition Pre-Approved Repertoire List, or otherwise pre-approved (by arrangement).
  • Memorization is required.
  • Deadlines and Dates

    Application and video submission deadline: April 22
    Announcement of results: May 5
    Recital fee submission deadline: May 12
    Winners Recitals: May 27, May 29, June 3 in Andover, MA
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    Winners’ Recital fees:

    Awards and Prizes

    • All competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation.
    • First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the Competition will be invited to perform live with the Sempre Musick Orchestra.
    • One Grand Prix winner will be invited to perform with the NH Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2023-2024 concert season. 
    • Additional prizes and awards TBD.


    Winners' Recital

    • Winners’ Recital Fees will include a 15 to 30-minute remote coaching with the Sempre Musick Orchestra Conductor (based on the length of selected repertoire), a live rehearsal with the orchestra (on the day of the event), and live performance.
    • Fees also include two complimentary tickets to the performance.
    • Date of performance will be determined by Sempre Musick and cannot be changed.


    Decision of the judges is final.
    Additional details to follow.