Sarah Bayens is our new YBT ‘Winner’. In front of a packed Studio 4 Flagey, Sarah was chosen from the five outstanding finalists as the overall winner. It was an extremely closely fought title, with every finalist in for a very good chance of winning. The public were divided and so were the jury and Read more about Sarah Bayens wins ‘YBT’ 2018![…]
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[…]
Saturday 15 December: The Final! Before a live audience in Studio 4, Flagey, Brussels, Belgium More information here.
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!
Vilmos Csikos records an outstanding version of Milstein’s Paganiniana variations for YBT Hearing and seeing is believing in this astonishing performance. Recorded near Huy in Belgium. Click the post title to see the recording.
The 2018 competition is seeing the greatest variety of applications from musicians ever, with the opening of the entry requirements to all instruments and voices, the first-round jury had a tough time making their selection for the sixteen going through to the ‘live’ auditions on September 1, 2018. So far we have five clarinettists, a Read more about Sixteen selected for the ‘live’ audition round of YBT 2018.[…]
Apart from preparing and taking part in competitions, doing concerts and preparing for his CD recording, Vilmos is still attending the Brussels Conservatoire. Passing all his exams this year, Vilmos can ease off a little during the Summer. Some of our readers may remember Vilmos’ video, during the YBT final? In it he told the Read more about Vilmos Csikos – busy times![…]
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