The Award for Young Concert Artists (AYCA) has helped kick start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Watts and Craig Ogden, by providing up-and-coming classical musicians with performing opportunities with Making Music’s 3,000+ member groups.
Award winners are promoted to our members with subsidised rates (£150 of the artist's £250 fee, and £100 of any accompanist's £250 fee is covered by Making Music) for up to 50 engagements.
Being a part of the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artist scheme has been a pleasure from start to finish. It's not just about the financial and calendar-filling perks of being on the scheme, but the musical experiences themselves: the wonderful variety of Britain's music clubs, the enthusiastic audiences, and often idyllic settings have provided me with some of the most memorable of all my performances in recent years.
Joseph Houston, 2013 AYCA winner
- Raphaela Papadakis - soprano
- Julia Pusker - violin
- Michael Foyle - violin
- Yoanna Prodanova - cello
- Laura Snowden - guitar
- Dinara Klinton - piano
- Rosalind Ventris - viola
How to apply
Applications will re-open in autumn 2016.