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York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2013


Thalia Ensemble (Netherlands) Winners of The 2013 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition

Duo Domenico (UK) Winners of the Friends of York Early Music Festival prize

Der Musikalische Garten (Germany) Winners of the first York EUBO Development Trust Prize

Finalists at the Mansion House reception

The winners of the 2013 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition were Thalia Ensemble (Netherlands)

The winners of the Friends of York Early Music Festival prize were Duo Domenico (UK) 

The winners of the first York EUBO Development Trust Prize were Der Musikalische Garten (Germany)
Click here for the winners' Press Release.
The Competition took place from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 July 2013 at the National Centre for Early Music, York.
 
"It was an extremely pleasant and rewarding experience, regardless of the prize we've won.  We have only positive words to say about the organisation of the event.  Everything was taken care of with great professionalism, dedication, care and attention."  Thalia Ensemble in Early Music Today.
 
The other Finalists were:
 
Duo 1702 (Denmark)
Ensemble Daimonion (Switzerland)
Ensemble Versailles (Germany)
Les Mélomanes (UK)
On Air (Germany)
Repicco (UK)
Seldom Sene (Netherlands)
  
The ensembles were introduced by the distinguished singer, coach and language specialist Richard Jackson .  
   
The Competition took place on Saturday 13 July in front of an international panel of judges . Click here for details of the prizes. The recitals were recorded by BBC Radio 3 and highlights will be broadcast on the Early Music Show on Sunday 11 August.
 
The York Early Music International Young Artists Competition takes place as part of York Early Music Festival. The biennial competition for early music ensembles, which is recognised as a major international platform for emerging talent in the early music world, offers a major boost to professional careers with opportunities for performance, recording and broadcasting.
 
"Taking part in the Competition was a very significant experience for us. The friendly, helpful atmosphere at the NCEM put us at ease and the format of two presentations allowed us to get acquainted with the space and the public before the "big day". Winning the Competition helped us reach a wider public, created new engagements in important Early Music Festivals, and allowed us to return to York the following year for a concert which was broadcast by the BBC. Thanks to the NCEM and Linn Records we were able to record this programme for a CD in exactly the way that we wished. We had a great time in York and can only hope that the ensembles taking part in the 2013 competition enjoy it as much as we did!"
Elam Rotem and Dan Dunkelblum, ensemble Profeti della Quinta, Winners 2011
 
View the film made of the 2011 competition:
  
The York Early Music International Young Artists Competition is supported by the National Centre for Early Music, BBC Radio 3 and Arts Council England, Yorkshire.