Selected repertoire at all stages is free choice and should demonstrate a versatile, varied and strong musical character. All applicants can repeat repertoire in each round.

Preliminary Audition (Video submission)

  • 10 minutes of live, unedited performance/s
  • 1 minute introductory video about why you are applying to YCAT 
  • The video must have been recorded no earlier than 1 September 2020 and does not have to be from a concert performance
  • The video can comprise separate recording but must be edited and submitted as one link (including the introductory video) 

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Semi-Final Audition (Live performance)

Repertoire from the preliminary round may be repeated in the semifinal and final rounds. At the audition, you will choose your opening work, after which the panel will request excerpts from the submitted programme.

You may be asked to verbally introduce some of this repertoire as you would in various concert settings.

Those invited to the live auditions will be asked to submit a semi-final repertoire list which adhere to the following time limits:

  • Instrumentalists - 100 minutes 
  • Vocalists - 60 minutes (including at least three languages, one of which must be English)
  • Ensembles - 120 minutes (complete works only)
  • Piano Chamber/Accompaniment - 50 minutes of instrumental music and 50 minutes of vocal music. You will be required to bring your own vocal/instrumental duo partners to audition.

Those selected for the final audition will be invited to interview with YCAT in April 2022 the day following the semi-final audition.

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Final Audition (Public performance)

Prepare 25 minutes of repertoire to be performed in a live performance at Wigmore Hall, London. This programme will be discussed at the interview following selection of finalists.

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