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SEC Virtuosity

Sound Espressivo invites Musicians of All Ages
to celebrate Live Music Performance
by participating in the

Application Deadline

May 16, 2024 at 3:59:00 AM

SEC Virtuosity
Virtuosity Competition 2023-24

What is Virtuosity?

Are you a Virtuoso Artist?

Check out the Artistic Category Description

Hint: One can be a Virtuoso at any age and stage of learning the art of music performance!

Turn to the greatest artists for inspiration, many spoke out about Virtuosity:

The virtuoso is not a mason who, chisel in hand, faithfully and conscientiously whittles stone after the design of an architect. He is not a passive tool reproducing feeling and thought and adding nothing of himself. For the virtuoso, musical works are tragic and moving materializations of emotions; he is called upon to make them speak, weep, sing and sigh, to recreate them in accordance with his own consciousness.
- Franz Liszt

Competition Rounds:

All Instrumentalists, Ensembles, and Voice performers can apply

Preliminary Round - by video submission. Selected musicians will be invited to the Final Round

Final Round - Live performance on a world-wide Internet TV Broadcast.

  • Judges from around the world provide on-air commentary immediately after each performance.

  • Finalists meet the Judges and can ask questions.

  • Musicians' supporters can write comments which will be shown onscreen

  • Family and friends can watch and be part of your LIVE performance from anywhere in the world.


Technical preparation session with VCHS Broadcast Directors and Engineers, in preparation for the broadcast. More about Broadcast technology for musicians here

Age Groups
  • 10 and under

  • 11-14

  • 15-18

  • Adult (19 and older)

  • All periods and genres accepted

  • For Preliminary Round - submit a video of one virtuoso piece

  • Final Round - perform up to 10 min of virtoso compositions

Important DATES
  • May 15, 2024- Application Deadline

  • June, 2024 - Final Round of the Competition

Laureates and Winners.
Cash Awards

One in each Age Group:

  • Adult (19 and older) - $300

  • 15-18 - $200

  • 11-14 - $100

  • 10 and under - $50

Performance Awards
  • One Laureate will receive a fully sponsored performance opportunity at Carnegie Laureate Gala (see details and dates here)

  • More performance, scholarships, recordings, web-profile, interviews, educational and partner-sponsored Awards here

  • Career Development and Educational Awards here

receive recognition on Sound Espressivo website and in Virtual Concert Halls Broadcast programs, certificates honoring Teachers' contribution.
  • Application Fee - $50

  • Final Round (if selected only) - $100

Complete Regulations here

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