After a rigorous preliminary round, which included live auditions in NYC (amid a new world of COVID safety measures) and recorded auditions submitted from around the world, we congratulate 35 exceptional artists advancing to the semi-final round in November!
Adam Koch Christensen, violin*
*Artists deferring their semi-final audition to 2021
Save the date! On Sunday, November 8, the final auditions will be livestreamed on YCA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Join us live from NYC starting at 10:00 AM (EST) to witness and discover with us classical music’s next superstars!
YCA is closely following NY State Department of Health regulations to ensure our live auditions proceed as safely as possible.
We thank the following jury members who adjudicated the preliminary round auditions: Edward Aaron, cello; Steven Blier, pianist and vocal coach; Mark Dover, clarinet; Jordan Frazier, double bass; Brandon Patrick George, flute; Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin; Bénédicte Jourdois, pianist and vocal coach; Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Ani Kavafian, violin; Chee-Yun, violin; Karen Lindquist, harp; Robert Martin, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Karla Donehew Perez, violin; Naoko Takada, marimba; Susan Wadsworth, YCA Founder; Daxun Zhang, double bass.
See a complete list of winners by year
Learn more about the YCA International Auditions