The Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017

Grand-Prix Winner 2013 ~ Anastasia Ryzykov (Canada)

The Third G.Gershwin International Music Competition 2017 is happy to present
The Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017.

The Series will illuminate the upcoming III Edition of the
Gershwin International Music Competition.
The Series will feature finalists and laureates of Gershwin Competitions 2013 & 2015.
It will also spotlight international talents, who wish to apply to the Third G.Gershwin International Music Competition.

Programs might highlight a theme, focus on a specific time period, or illuminate the works of a featured composer.

All music lends us is inspiration, creativity, and rumination.
Presenting music by George Gershwin, The Outstanding Concert Series aims to build up classical music, and bring wold-class talents to the enthusiastic New York audience.

The Outstanding Concert Series will present music by George Gershwin and by other classical composers at the following concert venues around
New York Metro-North Area:

Kaufman Music Center, home of Merkin Hall
Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall
Carnegie's Del Terzo Studio
DiMenna center for Classical Music and Arts
Baruch Performing Arts Center, Engelman Recital Hall
Florence Gould Hall
Victor Borge Hall at Scandanavia House
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mannes College The New School for Music
Manhattan School of Music's Greenfeld Hall
92nd Street Y Concert Hall
Greenwich House Music School, Renee Weiler Concert Hall
N.Y. Society for Ethical Culture, The Concert Hall
El Museo del Barrio (El Teatro)
Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library
Frick Collection Concert Series
The Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center
WMP Concert Hall
Elebash Recital Hall at CUNY Graduate Center
Estonian House - New York
Barge Music - Brooklyn, New York
Kosciuszko Foundation House
Columbus Citizen's Foundation - Headquarters
Bohemian National Hall
Flushing Center Library - Queens
Faust & Harrison
Steinway & Sons
Yamaha Piano Salon (YASI)
Sunflower Music Center (Manhasset)


The Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017 will take place December 2016 through September 2017.
The exact dates and locations is to be announced soon.


The Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017 are open for all the finalists of the previous editions of the Gershwin International Music Competition.

Now applicants to the The Third G.Gershwin International Music Competition 2017 have an exciting opportunity to be selected for the competition's Semifinal Round by participating in The Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017.

How to Apply

  • To qualify, applicants need to participate in at least 2 concerts at the venues listed above.
  • Fill out The Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017 application form at the bottom of the page

Rules and Regulations

The rules of performances, financial arrangements, ticketing, etc. may vary according to the conditions offered by each individual venue.

In case of a group concert, each performer will have at least 3 performances throughout the course of the concert.

For the finalists, living out-of-state, and out-of-country, the travel arrangements and housing in New York city will be the responsibility of the finalists. In case of special need, Gershwin Competition can provide partial assistance (ubject to discussion).

Special venue/occasion concerts will recommend a specific repertoire. Therefore preference of inclusion into those concerts will be given to the Finalists ready to perform the special repertoire pieces. For example, the concert at the Kosciuszko Foundation House in Manhattan will feature Polish composers (Chopin, Moszkowsky, Sharwenka, etc.).


Your musical talent and unique perspective have contributed to the artistic values of the G.Gershwin International Music Competition.
We look forward to receiving your information soon.
We hope that The Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017 will encourage you to cultivate your talent into a lifetime of musical achievement.