Concerto Competition 2024

Each year the SSYO gives players the challenge of competing in the Concerto Competition. The winner of the competition receives a prize of $500 as well as being able to be the guest soloist of the SSYO Final concert in the final year. The runner up recieves a prize of $150. Applications for the competition are submitted by May 5, 2024.

All parents and friends are welcome to attend. The winner of the SSYO Concerto Competition will have an opportunity to perform with the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra.


  • Applicants must be current SSYO members in good standing.
  • Applicants will play a complete movement from a concerto or a large solo work of own choice.
  • Applicants must supply an accompanist.
  • The concerto or solo piece must be written for soloist with orchestral accompaniment.
  • The maximum length of the movement must not be more than ten minutes. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the jury by the application deadline.
  • A winner of this competition will not be eligible for any future SSYO concerto competitions.
  • If there is no competitor deemed of suitable standard, there will be no winner declared.

Once a winner is declared, the SSYO Music Director and competition winner will confer to determine when the concerto will be performed with the SSYO and what concerto will be performed with the aim being to determine a date and concerto that will work for both the competition winner and the Orchestra.

SSYO members interested in participating should contact Rudolf Sternadel. Please ensure that timing, key and number of your concerto are correct. Any special requests for performance time should be noted on application form. Please try to coordinate your accompanist so musicians with the same accompanist can be grouped close together. Please bring at least one copy of your music for the jury.

For more information, please contact Rudolf Sternadel at 1 (306)-546-2335 or by e-mail at