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York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2019

The next York Early Music International Young Artists Competition takes place from 10 - 13 July 2019

Closing date for applications Friday 18 January 2019.  Details of how to apply will be posted on this page in autumn 2018.

This prestigious biennial competition takes place as part of York Early Music Festival. Recognised as a major international platform for emerging talent in the world of early music, it attracts musicians from all over the globe, offering a major boost to young professional careers with opportunities for performance, recording and broadcasting, and international exposure.  

Email if you would like to be sent details of the 2019 and future Competitions when they become available. The 2021 Competition will take place from 7 - 10 July 2021.

BarrocoTout, winners of the 2017 competition, return to York in July for a performance in the York Early Music Festival.  Click for full details of the 2017 competition and  previous prizewinners .

Congratulations to Sollazzo Ensemble, first prize winners in 2015. They have received fantastic accolades and awards for their debut recording 'Parle qui veut: Moralising Songs of the Middle Ages', produced by Linn Records as part of their Competition prize. Go to Linn for news, reviews and to purchase the recording.