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2019 Finalists Announced

We are thrilled to announce the outstanding young artists performing in this year’s 2019 Public Final Auditions on Thursday 16 May at Wigmore Hall.


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Jamal Aliyev wins 2nd Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition

We are delighted that the cellist Jamal Aliyev won 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition held in Windsor Castle on Saturday 30 March 2019. The jury included Pierre Amoyal (violin), Wolfram Christ (viola), David Strange (cello), James Williams (Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Alexander van Ingen (record producer) and Martin Denny (Windsor Festival director). In […]

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2019 YCAT Auditions Open!

As of Monday 5th November, applications for the 2019 YCAT Auditions are now open. The deadline for applications and video submissions is Friday 15 February 2018 at 5.00pm.


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YCAT artists feature in The Musician magazine

YCAT artists Benjamin Baker, Timothy Ridout and Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive were interviewed for a feature in the October edition of the Musicians’ Union magazine, The Musician. Discussing the tough realities and future challenges facing solo performers, Baker and Ridout reflect on their careers so far with YCAT’s representation.


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Giuseppe Guarrera – Verbier Academy Success

We are delighted that this summer the pianist Giuseppe Guarrera received a Tabor Foundation Award of CHF 5,000 at the Verbier Festival Academy.  The award is presented to deserving Academy musicians who are in need of financial support.


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