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Scottish Young Musicians is Scotland’s new festival of music competitions

Discover and bring out the best in young musicians

Open to every school student in Scotland who sings or plays an instrument, Scottish Young Musicians helps young people achieve their ambitions through their talent in music.

2022 Winners Announced

After stellar regional performances and an incredible National Final, the winners for the 2022 Scottish Young Musicians competition have been announced.

Solo Performer of the Year was awarded to 14 year-old pianist Juliet Robertson from Stirlingshire, after her delightful performance of Claire de Lune by Debussy. The runner up spots went to Yuan Wong (an accordionist from Renfrewshire) and Ben Dickinson (a French horn player from East Renfrewshire).

The evening culminated in a hugely colourful performance by Brass Ensemble of the Year winners Stranraer Brass. The ensemble secured their title after taking part in the online competition which attracted entries from across Scotland. The runners up in the Brass Ensemble of the Year competition were East Lothian Schools Brass Ensemble and Perth High School Brass Ensemble.

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The Competitions

Scottish Young Musicians is a festival of music competitions that aims to help young people achieve their ambitions, develop their talent in music and have fun.

Solo Performer of the Year

A new Scotland-wide music competition open to everyone who’s learning to sing or play an instrument in school.

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Brass Ensemble of the Year

An online music competition that aims to find the very best young brass musicians from across Scotland's local authorities and independent schools.

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I am excited to see the emergence of these new competitions which will be of immense help and encouragement for the aspirations of thousands of young Scottish musicians. As they say, it’s not the winning that counts - it’s the taking part and learning a lot about oneself as a developing musician, being able to contrast and compare one’s progress with one’s young colleagues.

Sir James MacMillan
Conductor, Composer & Artistic Director,
The Cumnock Tryst

James McMillan