The 3rd New Talent British International Youth Music Competition Review

The 3rd New Talent British International Youth Music Competition has closed with success!

We were honoured to have welcomed over 210 young musicians from 27 countries. We thank you all for your passion and dedication. Congratulations to all participants! We hope you all keep well and safe and keep the music playing.

For 2020’s Prize List, please go to this link.

For 2020’s Gold Award Winners’ Interview Series, please go to this link.

For 2020’s Virtuoso Award Winners’ Interview Series, please go to this link.

Selected Candidates’ Takeaways from the 3rd New Talent British International Youth Music Competition

Virtual Award Ceremony

held on 18th August 2020.

Virtuoso Award Winner’s Prize Masterclasses

Award Masterclass with Royal Academy of Music Professor of Piano – Professor Nicola Eimer

Award Masterclass with Royal Academy of Music Head of Strings – Professor Jo Cole

What We Offered

The 3rd New Talent British International Youth Music Competition was organised by Amy Yuan Academy in association with British Music Society. The competition was held online due to the restrictions posted by the Covid-19 development.

The Competition aimed to offer young people the opportunity to showcase their musical talents, a forum to exchange ideas with young musicians from other countries and cultures and to receive impartial feedback, encouragement and assessment of their performances by UK’s top music professors and educators.

In light of the global impact of Covid-19, we also hope that this competition served as a platform where people come together to celebrate their mutual love of music and feel supported and inspired that music will always bring light to our lives and lift us as we find our way through difficult times.

We ran a series of live interviews (#NewTalentLiveChats) with previous award winners and guest musicians to talk about how they were dealing with the situation around Covid-19 and how they were keeping themselves engaged and motivated through this challenging time as well as some practice and performance tips. These interviews and discussions are available on our media channels for everyone to watch and get involved with, without any obligation to enter for the Competition.  You can access the recordings of previous live chats here.

Who We Are

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. Millfield School recently set up a music award in Amy’s name – Amy Yuan Music Award. Through masterclasses, lectures, music festival and competition, Amy Yuan Academy is building a bridge between East and West through music and culture.

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 and Jury Panel

Advisors

Richard Morris

Former CEO of ABRSM

Former 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

Former Professor of Singing at Royal Academy of Music

Renowned concert soprano

David Woodcock

Director of Music at Harrow School, London

Renowned conductor and educator

Alena Walentin

Vice-Chair of the British Flute Society

Professor at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague

Amy Yuan

Associate of Royal Academy of Music

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