YMC Concerto Prize 2019

Concerto Prize 2019

Youth Music Centre is very grateful for the very generous grant made by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust which make the Concerto Prize possible.

For a musician there is nothing quite like the experience of playing solo with an orchestra. For many reasons one may have to wait a long time for this opportunity to arise, but when it does, it is truly thrilling

With a very innovative idea in mind the YMC Concerto Prize aims to bring the chance to play with an orchestra to our students at a radically early stage in their musical lives and I hope that as many of you as possible will embrace this unique event.

The classes and repertoire have been structured to ensure that as many children as possible can take part at their appropriate level and therefore we are expecting a high standard in each group. If you play a string instrument at YMC, but also learn a wind instrument (or vice versa), you are allowed to enter on both.

The concerto prize is open to all instrumentalists at YMC and this year also to any students of YMC teachers.

YMC will invite leading musicians to be the judges for the violin, viola/cello, wind and recorder class, so please do bring friends and family on 27th April to support this exciting occasion which is now in it’s 8th year.

Nigel Goldberg

Artistic Director

Information and regulations 2019

Application form

YMC Concerto Prize – repertoire list 2019

YMC Concerto Prize – pianists 2019

Concerto Prize Winners 2018

Recorder Novice Lilly Kay

Recorder 10 years and under Natasha Freedman

Recorder 16 years and under Olivia Nadal

Wind 10 years and under Diego Jurado

Wind 13 years and under Amy Reeves


Intro Orchestra Luke Boyd

First Orchestra Irene Ning

Junior Orchestra Vanessa Parmar

Chamber Orchestra Sian Tilbury


Intro Orchestra CJ Okerago

First Orchestra Hovig Tchilingirian

Junior Orchestra Shriya Patel

Chamber Orchestra Jay Boyd


Intro Orchestra Cindy Wang

Preparatory Orchestra Aiden Bhak

First Orchestra Natasha Freedman

Junior Orchestra Shlomo Levy

Chamber Orchestra Maxim Lavrov