New Talent British International Youth Music Competition 2019

New Talent British International Youth Music Competition 2019 will be open for application from December 2018/January 2019, please come back for more information.

Introduction

New Talent British International Youth Music Competition is organised by Amy Yuan Academy in association with British Music Society. The Competition aims to offer young people the experience of performing on a public stage, an opportunity to showcase their musical talents, a platform to exchange musical ideas with young musicians from other countries and cultures and to receive impartial feedback and assessment of their performances by UK’s top music professors and educators.

Who can take part

We welcome entries from young musicians of all levels and nationalities between the age of 4 to 24, who are studying a string instrument, piano or voice.

Amy Yuan Academy was founded by award-winning violinist Amy Yuan in London in 2015.

Amy is the only Chinese national to have led National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She studied with full scholarships at Millfield School and Royal Academy of Music and has been elected as Associate of Royal Academy of Music. Through masterclasses, lectures and competition, Amy Yuan Academy is building a bridge between East and West through music while helping students from Britain and China to develop their musical skills and foster a love of learning.

The British Music Society was founded in 1979, with the aim to promote British music and education. The British Music Society’s board is made up of musicians of international renown. Among them are the Society’s vice presidents Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Andrew Davis.

New recordings by the Society are released on the Naxos label, while archive and historic performances are available on the original BMS label.

Advisors

Richard Morris

Former CEO of ABRSM

Chairman of Yehudi Menuhin School

David Strange

Professor of Cello at Royal Academy of Music

Former Head of Strings at Royal Academy of Music

HRH Princess Alreem ALTenaiji

Royal Patron of Amy Yuan Academy

Philanthropist

Jury Panel

Jo Cole

Head of Strings at Royal Academy of Music

Professor of Cello at Royal Academy of Music

Nicola Eimer

Professor of Piano at Royal Academy of Music

Renowned concert pianist and chamber musician

Julie Kennard

Professor of Singing at Royal Academy of Music

Renowned concert soprano

Leigh O’Hara

Director of Music at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, London

Renowned conductor and educator

Amy Yuan

Associate of Royal Academy of Music

The only Chinese national to have led National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Official Accompanist

Alexandra Vaduva

Winner of Hattori Foundation Music Award

Piano alumna of Royal Academy of Music

Categories and Age Groups

Strings

Beginner Group(age 4-7)

Children Group(age 8-11)

Intermediate Group(age 12-15)

Advanced Group(age 16-18)

Professional Group(age 18-24)

Piano

Beginner Group(age 4-7)

Children Group(age 8-11)

Intermediate Group(age 12-15)

Advanced Group(age 16-18)

Professional Group(age 18-24)

Voice

Beginner Group(age 4-7)

Children Group(age 8-11)

Intermediate Group(age 12-15)

Advanced Group(age 16-18)

Professional Group(age 18-24)

Prizes

  1. Gold – Certificate, medal.
  2. Silver – Certificate, medal.
  3. Bronze – Certificate, medal.

The most outstanding participants in each category will receive:

Virtuoso Award/British Music Society Award – 1-1 lesson(1 hour) with Royal Academy of Music professor*Certificate, medal, British Composer Profile, BMS label CD.

Virtuoso Award/British Music Society Award winners will be invited to perform at the Competition gala concert.

*1-1 lesson(1 hour) with Royal Academy of Music professors takes place on the morning of 17th August 2018.

Timeline of Competition

At least 2 weeks prior to 16th August

– Candidates and Parents notified of arrival time for registration and green room warm up.

15th August

– 13:00 Competition Opening Concert @St. John’s Waterloo.

– 14:30 onwards – Run-through with official accompanist @1901 Arts Club.

16th August

– 9:00 – 17:30 Competition@1901 Arts Club

– 18:00 Prize-giving Ceremony and Reception@St. John’s Waterloo

– 19:00 Virtuoso Prize/British Music Society Prize Winners’ Concert/Competition Gala Concert@St. John’s Waterloo

17th August

– One hour of 1-1 lesson with Royal Academy of Music professor for Virtuoso Prize/British Music Society Prize Winners as part of their prizes @ Jaques Samuel Pianos.

Entry and Contact

Entry open until: 15th July 2018

*multiple entries by individuals are permitted

Email: info@ayacademy.net

Phone: 07780692603 / 07503505898

Competition Venue

Since opening its doors to the public in 2007, 1901 Arts Club has established a reputation as the most intimate and unique event space in central London. It is used by acclaimed artists and renowned organisations to put on recitals and chamber concerts. Built in 1901, the house maintains its late Victorian exterior while the Club’s beautifully decorated rooms re-create the intimate ambience of a private residence. With a performance space, meeting room, terrace and licensed bar among its facilities, the venue offers opportunities to make music with colleagues and friends, to meet with like-minded people, and to enjoy quality performances of all genres.

Open Concert and Award Ceremony Venue

St John’s Church, Waterloo, is an Anglican Greek Revival church in South London, built in 1822–24 to the designs of Francis Octavius Bedford. It is dedicated to St John the Evangelist, and with St Andrew’s, Short Street, forms a united benefice.

St. John’s Church hosts regular high level classical music concerts and gives platform for emerging young artists.