IGF Young Artist Platform (YAP) 2020/21

IGF YAP aims to help young guitarists in the critical phase between the final stages of music education and the concert platform.

Applications for the IGF Young Artist Platform 2020/21 are open to guitarists up to and including 30 years of age. We accept applications from soloists and from ensembles which include guitar.

To apply please send an email to larisa@igf.org.uk which includes:

  • a short CV which includes details of your music education (conservatoire, music school etc)
  • proof of date of birth (such as a birth certificate, passport, driving licence)

Auditions will be held online via Zoom on Thursday 6th August 2020, between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm in front of a panel of experts.

Applications close at 11pm BST on Sunday 2nd August. If invited for audition you will hear by Monday, 3rdAugust. At the audition, you will play a programme of 10 minutes of your own choice. You will also need to submit three sample programmes of 45 minutes by 5pm on Weds., 5th August, (these don’t have to consist of music you actually play) each of which needs to include at least one piece from the IGF repertoire list of commissioned works (to be found on the IGF website under the NEW MUSIC button at the top of the page).

If successful, you will be offered concerts at IGF festivals in the 2020/21 season as well as mentoring and workshops in a range of subjects. IGF commissions new music especially for the YAP programme and you will be expected to play a minimum of two new pieces, one at London Guitar Festival on 24th October 2020 and a second one in spring/ summer 2021, and we will also expect you to learn one additional new piece from the IGF repertoire list of commissioned work during the 2020/21 season.