2013 is the first year that YPA will run in its new format. The new look competition comprises of two stages: a preliminary round of national auditions, and a finals period held over nine days during which 12 young musicians will compete in recital, chamber music and concerto rounds.
The Preliminary auditions are happening in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane throughout March. Over 200 applications have been received from performers around Australia all vying for the chance to compete in the finals which will be hosted by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in October.
Finalists will be announced in early April so stay tuned!