The National Centre for Early Music is the home of two prestigious competitions. The NCEM Young Composers Award is presented annually by the National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3, and for the 2016 award our partners are Theatre of the Ayre, directed by Europe's leading lutentist, Elizabeth Kenny with mezzo soprano Anna Starushkevych and tenor Nicholas Mulroy. The biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition took place in July 2015 as part of York Early Music Festival. The next one will take place in July 2017. Click on the links below for further information.