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Young Classical Artists Trust Announces 2023 Finalists

Six finalists will perform at the Public Final Auditions, to be held at Wigmore Hall on June 2, 2023

Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) is a UK-based trust that supports musicians in the transition from tertiary study into full-time work. They partnered with New York's Concert Artists Guild so their artists could receive significant performance opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.

The YCAT auditions offer one of the most significant development opportunities for young musicians anywhere in the world. This year's winners will receive 3-5 years of management, international concert engagements, consultation to support their web presence, marketing, and promotion, professional photoshoots, and live recordings of recitals at London's Wigmore Hall.

Following an exhaustive selection process from a pool of over 120 exceptionally talented musicians, six artists have emerged as outstanding, creative performers poised to make their mark in the world of classical music.

The finalists include:

  • Ignas Maknickas (piano)
  • Hana Chang (violin)
  • Quartet Atenea (string quartet)
  • Charlotte Spruit (violin)
  • Will Duerden (double bass)
  • Trio Chagall (piano trio)

The six finalists will perform at the Public Final Auditions, to be held at the iconic Wigmore Hall on June 2, 2023. Those selected at the finals will be welcomed into YCAT's family of internationally managed artists.

“This year’s auditions have already been truly inspiring and probably one of the most difficult years ever for the many juries to whittle down the selection to this small group of exceptional musicians," said Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive & Artistic Director. "We can’t wait to experience them all in live performance at the Wigmore in June!”

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september 2023

17sepAll Day23Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors(All Day) Kursaal, 2 Pl. du Théâtre, 25000 Besançon, FranceEvent Type :competitions Event TagsBesançon International Competition for Young ConductorsFOLLOW

21sepAll Day03octKronberg Academy Festival(All Day) Kronberg Academy, Beethovenpl. 1, 61476 Kronberg im Taunus, GermanyEvent Type :OtherFOLLOW

22sepAll Day24Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festivals(All Day) Cremona Exhibition Centre, Piazza Zelioli Lanzini, 1 26100 Cremona, ItalyEvent Type :conferences & tradeshowsFOLLOW

26sepAll Day30Trondheim International Piano Trio Competition(All Day) Frimurerlogen i Trondhjem Selskapslokaler, Kongens gate 3, 7011 Trondheim, NorwayEvent Type :competitions Event TagsTrondheim International Chamber Music CompetitionFOLLOW

october 2023

16octAll Day27"Premio Paganini" International Violin Competition(All Day) Teatro Carlo Felice, Passo Eugenio Montale, 4, 16121 Genova GE, ItalyEvent Type :competitions Event Tags"Premio Paganini" International Violin Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW

20oct1:00 pm5:00 pmLillian & Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls RdEvent Type :competitions Event TagsLillian & Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach CompetitionFOLLOW

23octAll Day29Concours de Genève International Music Competition — String Quartet(All Day) Victoria Hall, Rue du Général-Dufour 14, 1204 Genève, SwitzerlandEvent Type :competitions Event TagsConcours de Genève,string quartetFOLLOW

28octAll Day05novISANGYUN International Piano Competition(All Day) Tongyeon Concert Hall, 38, Keunbalgae 1-Gil Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, 53079 South KoreaEvent Type :competitions Event TagsIsangYun International Piano Competition,Piano CompetitionFOLLOW


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