YMC Concerto Prize 2022

Concerto Prize 1st May 2022


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 the 1st to support this exciting occasion which is now in it’s 9th year.

We are absolutely delighted that again this year the HGS Trust is supporting our event. YMC would not be able to give this opportunity of playing concerts with a live orchestra in public to our students without this help.

Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust

The Youth Music Centre is very grateful to the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust for sponsoring the YMC Concerto Prize for the last six years.

2022 Competition- please click on the links for details:

Application Form 2022

Information and Regulations 2022

Repertoire List 2022

Recommended Pianists 

Cello Repertoire:
Introduction Orchestra- Handel- March from Flavius
Preparatory First Orchestra- Cirri- Cello Sonata in C Major 1st movement
First Orchestra- Vivaldi Cello Concerto in C Major RV399 1st movement
Violin Repertoire:
Introduction Orchestra- E H Jones – Tortoise Tango
Preparatory First Orchestra – A. Baklanova – Romance
Junior Orchestra – Rimsky Korsakov – Melodie and Dance
Viola Repertoire:
Introduction Orchestra – Beethoven – Hymn to joy
Preparatory First Orchestra –  Schubert – Entracte

2021 Prizewinners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ_qTbmjerYJoe Nezu, Scene de Ballet by Beriot with YMC CP orchestra

Past Concerto Prizes: