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The WOS Concerto Competition

A Chance to Shine

The Westbourne Orchestra has run its annual Concerto Competition since 2009, alternating each year between a youth (under 21) competition and an adult (21+) competition.

About the Competiton

The standard of entry is always extremely high, and we have previously had as many as 36 entries in one year!


Competitors travel from all over the UK ranging from Scotland to Wales, Norfolk to Devon, London to the South Coast, and we have even had competitors from overseas.

The closing date for each year is usually December or January with the initial auditions (currently offered to all applicants) being held towards the end of January. At the audition, each competitor will play one movement from their chosen concerto.

From the auditions, 4 or 5 competitors are selected to perform at a Finalists Concert where they will perform another movement from their chosen concerto (a different movement to that played at the auditions).

Our winner is selected from the finalists, and they will perform their complete concerto with Westbourne Orchestra in their July concert series.

Youth Concerto Competition 2024

Entries are now open for Westbourne Orchestra’s 2024 Youth (Under 21) Concerto Competition!


The competition this year is for musicians aged under 21 on the closing date, Friday 12th January 2024.


All the key information you need is on the flier, including the other dates of interest: the Finalists Concert on Friday 16th February 2024 and the concert performance with the orchestra on Saturday 13th July 2024.


You can express your interest and enter the competition using the button below.


Please also “like” our Facebook page as information will be posted there although entrants will be communicated to via email.

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WOS Concerto Competition
Wall of Fame

of previous champions

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