The VPO offers a tri-annual Concerto Competition for Emerging Artists, which provides an opportunity for aspiring musicians to gain experience performing with a full orchestra and to win cash prizes. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary institution. Finalists are selected through a competitive process for a rare opportunity to perform a featured work with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. The goal of this competition is to support BC’s local young musicians to further develop their artistic talents.
Previous competitions were held in VPO’s 2010/11, 2013/14, and 2016/17 seasons. The next competition will take place in the 2019/20 season. Information about the 2016/17 competition is included in the poster and application form: