2023

BRISBANE
INTERNATIONAL
YOUTH MUSIC
FESTIVAL COMPETITION

Brisbane International Youth Music Festival is evolving!

We’ve got a whole lot of new and exciting changes coming to BIYMF in the next few weeks. Starting with the name, we’ve decided that in the interest of clarity from this point forward BIYMF will become Brisbane International Youth Music Competition (BIYMC). 

The structure of the competition is going to change as well, we’re introducing a new Little Chopin Competition for musicians up to the age of 12. While anyone up to the age of 25 can compete in the BIYMC.

We’ve also secured new international partnerships to offer our participants an exclusive opportunity to take part in the new International Student Exchange Program and play in the Festival Orchestra under the guidance of our Artistic Director – Emin Tagiev.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

THE PREMIER EVENT FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

Brisbane International Youth Music Competition held in Brisbane, Australia, since 2012. The competition aims to celebrate the young talent and to provide musically-gifted people with a performance experience to develop professional skills in performing arts.

BIYMC welcomes dozens of participants from all around the globe every year. Participation is possible via live audition or remotely via video submission. All entries get assessed thoroughly by the team of professional internationally acclaimed musicians. 

The competition consists of three elimination style rounds. All contestants who progress to the second round (semi-finals) will be rewarded with a Certificate of Participation. The participants excelling to the Finals, will be in the running to receive monetary rewards and diplomas.

The competition provides a unique opportunity to take part in our International Student Exchange Program. Participation in the Exchange Program is by invitation only. The winners of the BIYMC will have a guaranteed invitation, while other contestants that display the necessary qualities can be invited at the discretion of the Artistic Director. The Exchange Program will offer a chance to attend workshops, masterclasses, individual and group lessons with renowned musicians in Europe. For young musicians the experience of sharing knowledge and ideas with their like-minded peers from other countries is invaluable.

Additionally, the participants will have an opportunity to perform as part of a combined Festival and Youth Orchestra during the overseas trip. This time around the Festival Orchestra will perform together with the Youth German Orchestra, conducted by Stafan Kebler in Germany in December 2023.

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Are you an aspiring young musician?

OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?

Pre-register for BIYMC2023 by entering your email address below.

applications are now open

Apply before the 14 of February, 2022

key dates

The exact competition dates are still being finalised, so use the below timeline as a rough guide. Once the dates are confirmed the website will be updated to reflect the final timeline of the competition

NEW FORMAT ANNOUNCMENT
November, 2022
Applications Close
January, 2023
Semi Final
March, 2023
Winners Announcement
October, 2022
2023 Applications Open
January, 2023
First Round
February, 2023
Final
April, 2023