Young Belgian Talent

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Primuz International String competition 2021 won by Vilmos Csikos

Vilmos Csikos wins the Primuz International String competition 2021 with his virtuosic performance of Paganini’s, Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento (Op. 38). With entrants from over 30 countries and competing against some extremely tough competition, Vilmos was selected as the outright winner for violin in the seniors competition (ie for violinists born before 1999). Read more about Primuz International String competition 2021 won by Vilmos Csikos[…]

New Double CD for the New Year!

YBT are proud to launch their latest CD production. Thinkin’ about Belgium. A fabulous collection of exclusively Belgian works and performers, spread over three centuries. Accessible, colourful and at times deeply meaningful the CD is a reflection of our troubled times and our musicians stories of triumph over adversity. The music selection and production is Read more about New Double CD for the New Year![…]

Greet Van ‘t veld joins the YBT board

Young Belgian Talent’s board of directors has been enhanced with the addition of Greet Van ‘t veld. Greet’s joining will allow us to offer more to our wonderful musicians. her network, expertise and dynamism in so many areas will be be of such a massive benefit. When asked why she does it she replied “ Read more about Greet Van ‘t veld joins the YBT board[…]

Another great performance!

On Saturday 7 December, 2019, Waldo Geuns (piano), Sarah Bayens (violin), Caridad Rueda (piano), Hanne Beyens (clarinet), Veronique De Raedemaeker, George Tyriard and Vilmos Csikos, came together in the LUCA Chamber Hall in Leuven to perform a variety of pieces, all by Belgian composers. The capacity audience all seemed to have their favourite piece and Read more about Another great performance![…]

Join us for our next musical evening

On Saturday 7 December at 20:00, Sarah Bayens (violin), Caridad Galindo Rueda (piano), Hanne Beyens (clarinet), Waldo Geuns (piano), Vilmos Csikos (violin), George Tyriad (piano) and Veronique De Raedemaeker (violin) come together to perform an enchanting programme of beautiful music from Belgian composers. Works include pieces by Michel Lysight, Victor Vreuls, Ruben De Gheselle, Waldo Geuns, Elias Read more about Join us for our next musical evening[…]

Bayer sponsors ‘YBT’s’ first ever music in industry concerts

What better way to kick off our YBT ‘music in industry’ program than by a sponsored concert celebrating the beginning of 2019? For an invited audience of nearly 80 Bayer Benelux employees, Vilmos Csikos, Anette Csikos and Georges-Lucas Ilouridze gave a really memorable performance, wowing their audience with the immediacy of the music. Many thanks Read more about Bayer sponsors ‘YBT’s’ first ever music in industry concerts[…]

Technicolor sponsors lunchtime concert

Our second ‘Music in Industry’ concert for 2019 was extremely well received by the good people of Technicolor in Edegem, Belgium. Despite the snow, many people showed up for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Vilmos Csikos and his sister Anett perform in their offices. Works included: Caprice for solo violin (Op. 6) Read more about Technicolor sponsors lunchtime concert[…]

250K views and rising – Aurore Dassesse’s video goes viral

Find yourself a great piece of music, an excellent musician, a wonderful instrument, a room with superb acoustics, some high quality microphones, video lights and a great video cameraman and you have the recipe for something very special. Aurore’s video pulled together almost the entire YBT team and volunteers besides to get it shot and Read more about 250K views and rising – Aurore Dassesse’s video goes viral[…]

The Firgun Quintet performing the beautiful and yet rather unknown Rêverie Orientale

Firgun Quintet receive support from YBT. YBT has shot a full hi-resolution 24bit video of The Firgun Quintet performing the beautiful and yet rather unknown Rêverie Orientale for clarinet and string quartet by Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936). Recorded in one day, alongside Vilmos Csikos’ ‘Paganiniana’. Check it out, it’s mesmerising!