ISA Young Musician Competition

ISA Members’ Schools are invited to take part in the first ISA Young Musician Competition 2020. This instrumental competition is an opportunity to celebrate the best classical musicians across the ISA.

  • Entry for this event requires an online qualification round.
  • Entries must be filmed and submitted through the online form on the website.
  •  Each school may enter three pupils per age group maximum (junior (KS1/2), middle (KS3) and senior (KS4/5)).
  • Deadline for online qualification round: Wednesday 4 December 2019.
  • Those who qualify will be invited to compete in the final on Sunday 26 January 2020, at the Warwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL.
  • Competition open to all ages.
 Opening dates for entries:  Monday 16 September 2019
 Deadline to enter: Wednesday 4 December
 Final:  Sunday 26 January 2020 – Warwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL

ISA Young Musician Rules and Guidelines 2020

Thanks for all the wonderful and very talented pupils who entered the competition and to our judges Roger Coull and Simon Hogg.
The standard of the entries was very high which made the judging very difficult.

We are delighted to announce our finalists, we look forward to seeing them all for the final on Sunday 26 January, Warwick Centre, CV4 7AL.
If you have any question please contact

Congratulations to Ballard school, Bosworth Independent College, Boundary Oak School, Brackenfield School, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cundall Manor School, Ditcham Park School, Forest Preparatory School, Ipswich High School, Myddelton College, Quinton House School, Salcombe Preparatory School, Seaton House School, Sinclair House School, Southbank International School, St Catherine’s School, St Wystans School, St. James’ School, TASIS The American International School in England, The Gower School, The Grove Independent School, Windlesham School, Brighton, Worksop College.

With the support of Trinity College London

Trinity College London is proud to be sponsoring the ISA Young Musician Competition. We believe that effective performance skills are life enhancing, know no bounds and should be within reach of us all. To support this endeavour Trinity will be providing the winners of the competition with an opportunity to participate in a music masterclass with a leading musician/composer in their chosen instrument. We wish all those pupils taking part the best of luck and look forward to the final!

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Only schools whose Head is a Member with ISA are eligible to enter this competition. Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.