I specialise in period performance, can I apply?

  • We have had a couple of period ensembles apply in the past and, so long as you are entirely mobile and able to easily bring all your required instruments with you, then this is fine. As a soloist, unfortunately we do not have access to harpsichords or fortepiano in our audition venues. If you feel your application is still strong enough and that you would be able to provide your own continuo backing, then you are welcome to apply.

Can I apply as a duo?

  • YCAT does not accept applications from regular piano/instrumental duos e.g. violin & piano; these applicants should apply as individuals in the soloist category
  • YCAT does accept mixed duo applicants providing that they can satisfy the entry requirements (including prior experience and repertoire)
  • Piano duos must submit repertoire for four hands one piano (YCAT cannot provide two pianos at audition)
  • Ensemble applicants may have 2-6 members.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about completing your application as a duo.