It seems that almost overnight, many YCAT artists’ diaries and engagements in the coming months have disappeared. The COVID-19 situation is developing rapidly, and our priority is to ensure the wellbeing of our artists and staff.

We will remain open for business for the time being but are constantly monitoring the situation in line with Government advice. Whilst we may need to work remotely, the team remains fully functional and if you would like to get in touch, please email [email protected] 

We appreciate this is a difficult time for many people and I wanted to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to support our artists in these uncertain times. 

Auditions update

The deadline for this year’s YCAT applications remains Friday 27 March 2020, 5 pm.

However, we appreciate that some musicians may be struggling to record new video material due to current circumstances. We are therefore relaxing the repertoire requirements to accept video material recorded after 29 May 2018. The rest of the application requirements remain the same. Please see the website for further details and email [email protected] with any questions.

We are currently considering alternatives to the live semi-final and final audition rounds, in the event that these are unable to take place. All successful applicants will be updated accordingly.