As a result of our live semi final auditions in the UK and Germany, following on from an intensive selection process with over 160 applicants, we are now thrilled to announce our seven exciting finalists for 2024. They will all perform at our live Public Final Auditions at Wigmore Hall on Thursday 16 May 2024.

Those artists who are subsequently selected after the final auditions will be welcomed into YCAT's family of internationally managed artists at a particularly exciting time, as we enter our 40th Anniversary year.

The seven selected finalists are:


Alasdair Tait (Chief Executive & Artistic Director) comments:

“Every year we are so inspired by the breadth, imagination and astonishing level of applicants across all disciplines. I think our selection of finalists truly reflect this range and ambition of musical  personalities and we can’t wait to see which of them progress to become part of our current YCAT family of artists”

YCAT’s Final Auditions are open to the public to attend and will take place at Wigmore Hall, on 16 May from 3 - 5.30pm and 7 - 9.30pm. 

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Each finalist will be introduced on YCAT’s social and digital media platforms between 23 April -14 May. 

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Following the live finals, a Grand Prize Winner will also be selected to receive trans-atlantic management jointly with YCAT and our New York-based partner, Concert Artists Guild.


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Photo credits:

Amiri Harewood © Josimar Senior

Cosima Soulez Larivière © Ettore Causa

Deborah Witteveen © Foppe Schut

Dianto Reed Quintet © Jessie Kamp

Fibonacci Quartet © Julia Bohle

James Morley © Gabrielle Clement

Philipp Schupelius © Patricia Truchsess von Wetzhausen