Winning the North Ayrshire Young Musician of the Year was a hugely important steppingstone in my musical development. It provided me with an invaluable opportunity to perform, compete, make lasting relationships with like-minded young musicians, and ultimately propel me forward to playing on the world’s greatest stages with musicians of the highest calibre. I may not have had the many incredible opportunities that I’ve gone onto experience, were it not for the encouragement and friendly competitive spirit brought about by being involved in this and other competitions.  They provide an invaluable source of motivation and progression in a young musician’s life.

Scott Lygate
Solo clarinet performer and guest musician with many of the world’s leading orchestras

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