In response to Covid-19, the York Competition will be moved to 13-16 July 2022. Further details and any updates will be posted on this page when available. If you have specific queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition Dates moving to July 2022
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 32 years or under (individuals aged 36 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?
“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
T: +44 (0)1904 632220
York Early Music International
Young Artists Competition
National Centre for Early Music
St. Margaret's Church
York YO1 9TL
The York Early Music International Young Artists Competition is supported by the National Centre for Early Music, BBC Radio 3, Arts Council England and Linn Records.
Image: Hans Holbein the Younger. The Ambassadors. 1533. © The National Gallery, London.