Saturday 16 July 2022

Applications are now closed

Thank you to all who applied – and good luck!
The finalists will be announced in February and details of the ensembles will be posted on this page


Welcome to the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. This prestigious longstanding biennial competition for young ensembles takes place at the National Centre for Early Music as part of York Early Music Festival. 

Recognised as a major international platform for emerging talent in the world of early music, the competition 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. 

Are you an early music ensemble
(minimum 3 members)?
Is the average age of your members 33 years or under (individuals aged 37 and under)?
Do you focus on historically informed performance practice and play repertory of any period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century on period instruments?
Are you available to be at the National Centre of Early Music in York from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 July 2022?
“Winning the York competition was an extremely important and prestigious recognition of our career, and taking part was an immensely joyful experience.” L’Apothéose, 2019 winners
“It doesn't feel like a competition, more like a festival with a very friendly atmosphere”
Consone Quartet