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Top Pick London Young Musician

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London Young Musician (LYM) is an international online classical music performance competition for young musicians under the age of 28. The competition looks for talented musicians who have excellent musical skills, a strong personality and fantastic creativity in their video performance. It accepts all classical musical instruments and vocals to its contests, which are open to participants of any country worldwide. The competition operates throughout the year, consisting of four seasonal events, a Musician of the Year, and world musicians rankings.


2020-21 Jury Members


Nigel Clayton (chairman & annual jury) - piano professor at the Royal College of Music

Catherine Wyn-Rogers (annual jury) - vocal professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music

Jonathan Tilbrook (annual jury) - head of Orchestral Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Gina McCormack (annual jury) – violin professor at the Royal Northern College of Music, former violin professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Dr Basil Athanasiadis (annual jury) – composer, founder of the Shonorities, honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music

Dr Lin Lin (artistic direction & annual jury) – music artist, piano educator

Harry Nowakowski-Fox

Lan Yao

Henry Hargreaves

Ugne Tiskute

Susanna MacRae

Sam Rodwell

Sofia Castillo

Jinwen Xu

Phillip Leslie

Alisa Liubarskaya

Yaoying Wang

Sandy Clark

Bocheng Wang

Oda Voltersvik

Bo Lyu

Naufal Mukumi

Yijia Zhang

Amiran Zenaishvili

Ke Ma

Mercè Bruguera Abelló

Hao Wang


Prize Winners


2021-22 Seasonal Rankings Top 1

Season 1 Performance Mark Ranking top 1: Pinn Mahasaranond (piano)

Season 1 Award Points Ranking top 1: Kate Ching Chao Rui (flute, vocal)

(Note: seasonal rankings were only awarded after 2021.)



Musician of the Year 2020-21 Top 3 winners

Talent U9 Category

First Prize: Guillaume Bénoliel (piano)

Second Prize: Ray-Chinh Le (piano, cello, vocal)

Third Prize: Apollo Premadasa (cello)

Artist U15 Category

First Prize: Elias Keller (piano)

Second Prize: Julia Majewska (violin)

Third Prize: Megan van Uffelen (harp)

Master U28 Category

First Prize (Grand Prix Award): Sofia Ros González (accordion)

Second Prize: Ola Sønstebø (marimba)

Third Prize: Hollie Tibbotts (flute)



2020-21 LYM World Musicians Annual Rankings Top 5

No.1: Sophie Branson (violin)

No.2: Hujie Chen (clarinet)

No.3 Draw: Daniel Stang (piano), Elias Keller (piano), Guillaume Bénoliel (piano)

Neapolitan Masters Competition


The Neapolitan Masters Competition





What is the Neapolitan Masters Competition?


The Neapolitan Masters Competition organize the Online International Piano Edition, in cooperation with Ernst Krause Berlin Piano represented by Krause Musical Instrument (Yantai)Co. Ltd.
The organization continues to offer, despite the global emergency, the opportunity for pianists with the possibilities offered by the online mode.
The Pianists will start their careers with important musical experiences with World Piano Tours, Scholarships and Professional Recording, Awards: over € 20.000 in prizes The Jury is composed by the most important international Musicians.


The Competition is official member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.


We have a Code of Ethics:

The Pianists who within the last two years have studied on a regular basis with any member of the 2020 International Jury, are ineligible to participate at Competition.



  1. The competition is open to participants of all nationalities;

  2. Main category comprises participants up to 32 years old;

  3. The age of the participant is considered on the 31st of December 2020;

  4. All the participants must submit a video recording until the 15th of April 2021 (see the topic Pre-selection Round);

  5. A maximum of 60 candidates will be chosen from the pre-selection list;

  6. Participants that received lessons from a member of the Jury in the last three years can’t take part in the competition. In the event of any irregularity, the participant won’t be allowed to participate in the competition;

  7. First prize winners from previous editions are not eligible to enter the same category in which they won their prize;

  8. The participants going to the semi-final will be offered a prize money of 300€;

  9. The organization/scheduling of the Recitals concerning the prizes are responsibility of the institutions that offer the prize;

Pre-selection Round

  1. The participants must submit together with the application formulary a youtube link (only one) with the video recording;

  2. The recording comprises the following repertoire:

    • One Etude by Chopin or Liszt or Rachmaninoff;

    • One movement from a classical sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven);

    • Work of the participant’s own choice with a maximum of 6 minutes;

  3. The recording shouldn’t be edited: only one stopped camera, where one can see both hands of the pianist;


  1. The application should be done online on the website:;

  2. Together with the online form the following documents will be required to attach:

    • Recent photo;

    • Curriculum Vitae – maximum 15 lines;

    • Payment Receipt – attach scan of the check or bank transfer receipt;

    • Youtube link with video recording;

  3. Application’s deadline/Pre-selection round: 15th of April of 2021;

  4. The results of the pre-selection round will be published until the 30th of April of 2021;

  5. The candidates that go through this stage can change their repertoire for the competition until the 15th of May 2021;

  6. The competition fee should de paid together with the application. The fees for the main category are: 50.00 euros for the pre-selection round + 70.00 euros for the candidates that will continue the competition;

  7. The payment can be done through:

    • Bank Transfer to IBAN PT50 0010 0000 5121 7990 0016 5, BIC BBPIPTPL / Banco BPI - Balcão Foz - Praça do Império (the name, instrument and category of the participant must figure on description);

    • Check addressed to CMSM – Curso de Música Silva Monteiro, Lda and mailed to: Curso de Música Silva Monteiro // Comissão de Apoio ao Concurso Sta. Cecília // Rua Guerra Junqueiro, 455 // 4150-389 Porto - PORTUGAL;

    • Paypal (click here);

  8. Fees will not be returned in case of non-attendance;

  9. In carrying enrolment, competitors are authorizing the use of their image through photography or filming, for the purposes of institutional publicity;

  10. Application will not be accepted if containing incomplete or false data;

  11. Applications will only be validated when all documents are received;

Competition Rounds/Participants

  1. All the participants must be present on the 10th July 2021 for a meeting where the performances order will be drawn. In case of missing that meeting, the participant won’t be allowed to participate in the competition;

  2. At the meeting of the 10th July 2021, the participants will receive an individual practice and warm-up time-table;

  3. Competition will accept a maximum of 60 participants for the eliminatory, from which 12 will go to the semi-final, and 3 to the final round with orchestra;

  4. The repertoire should be played by memory;

  5. The final round will be accompanied by orchestra;


All matters not covered in this regulation will be submitted to consideration by the Organizing Committee of this competition in charge of its analysis and solution.



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