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York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2015

Thalia Ensemble, winners 2013

2013 Finalists in the NCEM garden
Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 July 2015
National Centre for Early Music, York

Applications are now closed.  Thank you to everyone who has applied - we will be in touch soon!

This prestigious biennial Competition for early music ensembles, which is recognised as a leading international platform for emerging talent in the early music world. Offering a major boost to young professional careers with opportunities for performance, recording and broadcasting, it attracts ensembles from all over the world.

Prizes include a professional CD recording supported by Linn Records and a place on the first year of EEEmerging: Emerging European Ensembles .  For the full list of prizes click here  

The winners of the 2013 competition were Thalia Ensemble: "The public exposure we got from having won such a prestigious award, and the subsequent recognition of our work, has opened many doors and new paths for our career."  Read more from Thalia Ensemble  here

Click on the links at the foot of this page for Rules of Engagement , Prizes , International Jury , Selection Process , Prize Winners and Contact

Previous winners have included Profeti della Quinta, Mhairi Lawson and I Fagiolini. For the complete list of winners click here

View the film made of the 2011 competition:

The York Early Music International Young Artists Competition is supported by the National Centre for Early Music, BBC Radio 3 and Arts Council England, Yorkshire.

Download the competition flyer here: