2020 Auditions open!

As of Tuesday 11th February, applications for the 2020 YCAT Auditions are now open. The deadline for applications and video submissions is Friday 27 March 2020 at 5.00pm. Read more

Timothy Ridout joins Harrison Parrott

YCAT is delighted to announce that violist Timothy Ridout is moving on to Harrison Parrott’s Roster for general management. Read more

YCAT and Concert Artists Guild announce a new partnership

We are absolutely delighted to announce a new partnership with NYC's Concert Artists Guild (CAG). This unique collaboration will offer young artists the opportunity to develop flourishing careers on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more

Timothy Ridout has won the Royal Philharmonic Society Allianz Prize for solo viola

The RPS Allianz Instrumentalist Prize is a £2,500 cash prize awarded to an outstanding solo instrumentalist. The purpose of the Prize is to support the recipient’s performance opportunities and career development. Read more

Tabea Debus has won the 2019 WEMAG Soloists Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

We are delighted that the recorder player Tabea Debus has won the 2019 WEMAG Soloists Prize of 5000 euros at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Read more

Two artists successful at the Victor Elmaleh Competition

On Sunday 6 October, cellist Jamal Aliyev and recorder player, Tabea Debus were successful at the Concert Artist Guild (CAG) Victor Elmaleh Competition at Merkin Concert Hall, New York. Read more

YCAT launches three new residencies

To celebrate our 35 anniversary, we are delighted to launch three new residencies with St George’s Bristol, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Read more

Theo Plath wins 3rd Prize at the ARD Competition

Our new artist, bassoonist Theo Plath has won 3rd Prize at the ARD Competition held in Munich on 14 September 2019. Read more

Mayumi Kanagawa wins 4th Prize at the XVI Tchaikovsky Competition

On 25 June 2019 violinist Mayumi Kanagawa performed Mozart Concerto No.5 and Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Simonov and won 4th Prize. Read more

YCAT launches a new partnership with London Music Masters

Young Classical Artists Trust and London Music Masters (LMM) are excited to launch a new partnership which will support the shared aims of education, diversity and inclusion within classical music. Read more

YCAT Selects 7 New Artists

For the first time in 35 years, all 7 finalists were selected for representation by the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) at the Final Public Auditions held at Wigmore Hall on Thursday 16 May 2019. Read more

Timothy Ridout selected as BBC New Generation Artist 2019-2020

We are delighted that Timothy Ridout will be a BBC New Generation Artist between 2019-2020. Read more

Jamal Aliyev wins 2nd Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition

We are delighted that the cellist Jamal Aliyev won 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition held in Windsor Castle on Saturday 30 March 2019. Read more

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula wins Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Music Prize of 15,000 swiss francs

We are also delighted to announce that, following an audition before a prestigious jury in Berne, the pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula has received a prestigious Kiefer Hablitzel │Göhner Music Prize of 15,000 swiss francs. Read more

Timothy Ridout wins Thierry Scherz Prize

We are delighted that the violist Timothy Ridout has won the prestigious Thierry Scherz Prize at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad Festival. Read more

Ema Nikolovska has won 1st prize at the 53rd IVC in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

On Sunday 24th November, Ema Nikolovksa & Michael Sikich won 1st prize – the Eugène Panebakker LiedDuo Award – at the International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Read more

Castalian String Quartet wins Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award

We are delighted to announce that on Thursday 28 November 2019 the Castalian String Quartet won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Read more