IGF Young Artist Platform (YAP) Auditions 2022-23

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 2022-23 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 maia@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 passport or driving licence)


Unfortunately, due to industrial action on rail services on 25 June, auditions for Young Artist Platform 2022-23 will be postponed until September 2022. Applications will remain open until 11pm (BST) on 30 August 2022. Please check back on this page for any updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. ‘ At the audition, you will play a programme of 10 minutes of your own choice. You will also need to submit three sample programmes (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 2022-23 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 21 October 2022 and a second one in spring/ summer 2023, and we will also expect you to learn one additional new piece from the IGF repertoire list of commissioned work during the 2022-23 season.