When it comes to developing the careers of emerging young artists in Europe and North America, the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and New York’s Concert Artists Guild (CAG) share more than a century of experience.

Young musicians have never faced greater obstacles in starting their careers, and most struggle to be seen and heard in today’s challenging global environment. The partnership offers a groundbreaking international platform for exceptional young classical musicians showcasing their talent and developing their careers.

Drawing on this combined expertise and resource, artists benefit from unprecedented opportunities, helping them navigate and experience cultural marketplaces across the Atlantic.

Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive & Artistic Director of YCAT, explains:

“As we prepare to select our 2024 cohort of YCAT artists, it’s wonderful to be continuing our unique partnership with CAG in North America. As the relationship between the two organisations keeps building, we are looking at more and more ways we can share our experiences, helping to challenge and advise our artists on both sides of the Atlantic. We can't wait to see what incredible talent emerges from our joint auditions in summer 2024."

Tanya Bannister, President of CAG, comments:

“It’s fantastic for young musicians to have both CAG and YCAT working together to mentor and create opportunities. It’s imperative to explore increasing resources for musicians that help create unique and global points of view.”


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