The Scottish Young Musicians Trophy

The Maid of Morven.jpgThe winners of the Solo Performer of the Year and Ensemble of the Year receive a stunning trophy designed by Alexander Stoddart, the King's Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland.

The aluminium figure depicts the Maid of Morven, a figure from Ossianic poetry that has inspired composers throughout history.

Find out how the Maid of Morven connects Scotland to the world of classical music in Alexander Stoddart's notes on the sculpture.

Solo Performer of the Year

Finalists will also have a chance to win amazing career-changing prizes including cash to spend on developing music skills, a hand-crafted trophy, masterclasses, coaching, recording sessions, festival performances, meet-and-greets with Scotland’s top music institutions and more!

Ensemble of the Year

In addition to the Maid of Morven trophy, the winning ensemble will receive a cash prize and an all-expenses trip to play at a prime slot at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The winning brass ensemble will also receive a cash prize as will the runners up, thanks to Ursula Jones OBE, who has donated the prizes in memory of virtuoso trumpeter Philip Jones CBE.

Previous Prize Donors

Band Supplies logo

Haydock Music logo

Scottish Ensemble

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The Cornershop PR

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Scottish Opera logo

Cumnock Tryst logo

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Stringers of Edinburgh logo

Dunedin Consort logo

Scottish Chamber Orchestra logo

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

There are few things more valuable than to encourage and inspire the next generation of young musicians to achieve their goals and realise their dreams. The competitions organised by Scottish Young Musicians are an exciting way of getting everyone to enjoy their musical journey to the stage, a place that I call home!

Award Winning Classical Guitarist