The Competitions

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. This year our young musicians are competing for the titles of Solo Performer of the Year and Brass Ensemble of the Year.

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. This year's winner is Juliet Robertson, a 14 year-old pianist from Stirlingshire.

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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. This year's winners are Stranraer Brass Ensemble.

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Details of next year's competition will be announced shortly.  Follow us on social media to get the latest updates about Scottish Young Musicians 2023.

I was very grateful to be selected as the winner of the North Ayrshire Young Musician final in 2017. This gave me a platform to share my music and develop my performance skills which was an incredibly valuable experience as I was preparing to start my Bachelor of Music in Performance degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I am now studying a Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music in London, and I believe that my experience playing in the final was one of several positive, formative experiences that shaped me into the musician I am today. I am delighted that Scottish Young Musicians has expanded this platform across the whole of Scotland and believe that this will allow the next generation of young musicians to flourish and develop their performance and life skills.

Adam Lee
Winner of the 2021 Principal's Prize,
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Leverhulme Arts Scholar, Royal College of Music

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