You are invited to participate in Vienna Youth Music Performances’ (YVMP) fourth annual
music competition in Vienna, Austria, in February 2024! This event provides an opportunity
for students of all ages to showcase their skills and connect with other musicians.
Date: 18 February 2024
Location: Esslinggasse 6, 1010 Vienna
We have added some new categories this year to accommodate students of different ages.
Beginning Level: Less than 2 years of private lessons; 5-6 minute program
Intermediate Level: Between 2-5 years of private lessons: 5-10 minute program
Early Advanced Level: Between 5-10 years of private lessons, 10-15 minute program
Adult Level: Age 19 to 65 years, 5-15 minute program.
Senior Level: Age 65 and up, 5-10 minute program.
All participants will receive participation certificates and the top three winners in each
category will receive a trophy with a personalized name plate.
The top three winners in each category will be invited to perform at the Winner Circle
Concert in Vienna in Summer 2024 (late June). Date and location to be announced.
Participants will be rated by a panel of local judges.
- You may play any solo instrument
- You may play any piece and any genre.
- We do not provide accompanists, but you are welcome to bring your own.
- All solo performances must be memorized.
- Each participant will be given space to warm up for 10 minutes prior to performing.
- Any private music teacher or music school can enter their students.
- All performers must provide three copies of the pieces they are playing on the day of the competition. Copies cannot be made in the building.
- Registration fee is EUR 60.00. Payment is due once a performer is accepted into competition.
Deadline to apply is 30 November 2023 for in-person participants and 15 February 2024 for digital submissions.
For application and categories, click the link below:
2021 Competition Winners
Alexander Umundum - 1st place, Category: Intermediate Age 9
Celina Hoferlin - 1st place, Category: Early Advanced Age 11
Avi Esposito - 2nd place, Category: Intermediate Age 9
Yizhao Chen - 2nd place, Category: Early Advanced Age12
Annika Breier - 3rd place, Category: Intermediate Age 9
Victoria Herraiz - 3rd place, Category: Early Advanced Age 16
Shania Breinhölder - 4th place, Category: Intermediate Age 9
Leon Schachermeier - Honorable Mention, Category: Beginning Age 9
Melanie Meyer - Honorable Mention, Category: Early Advanced Age 15
2020 Competition Winners
Avi Esposito, 1st Place
Michelle Gurvits - 2nd place
Shania Breinhoelder - 3rd place
Jaden Chang - 4th place
Russell Gubaydullin - 1st place
Nikolay Prokofiev - 2nd place
Alexander Suponitzkey - 3rd place
Selina Chang - 4th place
Greg Kolanek, 1st place
Honorable Mention: Alexander Zhorov
Ave Esposito- 1st place