This year's YMCC competition takes place on Sunday 15th October 2023 and will feature performances by nine finalists, selected from over 60 video applications from the local area and across the UK.
Each finalist will perform an extract from a concerto with a piano accompaniment. Performances will run from 1.45pm until 4.45pm with the announcement of the winner by Tasmin Little CBE estimated at 4.45pm.
Free Entry! Audiences are welcome to enter and leave throughout the day at any time betwen the performances. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.
- Chair of Adjudicators – Tasmin Little CBE
- Piano specialist – Nigel Wilkinson, distinguished pianist
- Strings specialist – Leon Gee, Musical Director of WMSO
- Woodwind and brass specialist – Robert Roscoe, WMSO Conductor Laureate
The final will take place on Sunday 15th October 2023 at St Piran's Centre, Maidenhead, SL6 7LZ.
The Orchestra is most grateful to our sponsors: Bishop Instruments & Bows for providing the prizes and marketing, and Handel Pianos Ltd for sponsoring and providing a grand piano for use in the Final.
You can read about our 2022 competition here.