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Young Artists’ Platform

Perform as a soloist or small chamber ensemble in front of our Sheldonian Theatre audience. 

The Young Artists’ Platform offers invaluable opportunities for young soloists and chamber groups of no more than four players to gain real performance experience in one of Oxford’s most historic and renowned venues.

Showcasing Oxfordshire’s outstanding young talent

About Young Artist’s Platform

The Oxford Philharmonic Young Artists’ Platform is the perfect opportunity for you to gain performance experience in front of a live audience. In a 20-minute slot ahead of one of our main season concerts, talented young Oxfordshire musicians can take to the stage in the historic Sheldonian Theatre to hone their stagecraft and increase their confidence. Soloists will receive an award of £100 for their recital and each performer in a chamber ensemble will receive £50.

This season’s YAP performances will take place at 18:30 on Wednesday 9 November, Saturday 14 January and Sunday 5 February.

How to Apply

For the 2022/23 season, applicants must be residents or students in Oxfordshire and aged 19 or under on 31 August 2023, or an undergraduate or postgraduate student at the University of Oxford (any age). Applicants must play to Grade 8 standard or above.

Soloists and chamber groups of no more than four players can apply. All members of the chamber group must meet the eligibility criteria and submit separate applications.

Applications for the YAP 2023/24 will open in the summer.

Audition information

Time and location TBC

Applicants will perform two contrasting pieces lasting  no longer than ten minutes in total. Movements and excerpts of longer works may be performed. Soloists may perform unaccompanied.

If you have any questions about the Oxfordshire Junior Concerto Competition or any other student programmes, please contact William Emery, Education Officer.

Solo performers applying for both YAP and the Oxfordshire Senior Concerto Competition will only need to audition once and should only fill in the Junior Concerto Competition form, ticking the box stating that you are also applying for YAP.