The Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) is delighted to announce the addition of twelve musicians to its sought-after roster of young artists.

Seven artists were selected through YCAT’s rigorous audition process from a highly competitive field of 150 applicants. These are: 

Adelphi Quartet (string quartet), Quatuor Agate (string quartet), Armand Djikoloum (oboe),  Irène Duval (violin), Ariel Lanyi (piano), Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin), Iyad Sughayer (piano).

In addition, YCAT will represent five shared artists with Concert Artists Guild in the USA, following the announcement of their partnership in 2019: 

Jordan Bak (viola), Balourdet String Quartet (string quartet), Chromic Duo (toy piano electronic duo), Geneva Lewis (violin), Gabriel Martins (cello).

All twelve will receive unparalleled support, including a dedicated artist management team, extensive performing opportunities both nationally and internationally, debuts at the world's most prestigious venues, professional publicity materials and digital support.

Alasdair Tait (Chief Executive & Artistic Director) says:

The level of applicants applying for YCAT continues to be astoundingly high. However, I am delighted that the final jury was unanimous in identifying artists of exceptional talent with great potential and personality whom they believe would benefit greatly from YCAT’s support. With the catastrophic disappearance of live performance last year, the overwhelming sense of need for support and advice for these young musicians has never felt more urgent.”

We are grateful to the Cosman Keller Art & Music Trust and Concordia Foundation for the support of named artists: Adelphi Quartet (Hans Keller Artist), Geneva Lewis (YCAT Concordia Artist), Iyad Sughayer (YCAT Concordia Artist).

In continued partnership with UK Music Masters, Jordan Bak will take over from Randall Goosby as the YCAT Robey Artist.