Aldeburgh Young Musicians Overview


News - 7/6/16

Aldeburgh Young Musicians (AYM) are seeking exceptional string players and composers under the age of 18 to join our distinctive programme. For the 2016/17 academic year, we are also introducing full and part bursaries which are available to applicants who demonstrate exceptional potential, passion and creativity. Places and bursaries will be awarded based on an application and successful audition. Please email Colin Virr, Head of AYM for more information:


Aldeburgh Young Musicians brings together like-minded young musicians to rehearse, perform and exchange creative ideas. If you are exceptionally talented, aged 8-18 years and have the potential to be the best, our distinctive programme is the perfect springboard to take your music to a new level.

Aldeburgh Young Musicians create their own programme, which coordinates individual lessons, intensive weekends and residential courses, expert professional advice, mentoring, performance opportunities and much more – everything you’d expect from Aldeburgh Music, the world-class organisation behind AYM, and a national network of Centres for Advanced Training. 

Aldeburgh Young Musicians is shaping the musicians of tomorrow – helping young musicians push the boundaries of what they can achieve. It doesn’t matter what type of music or instrument you play – if you have passion and if music is your life, then join Aldeburgh Young Musicians and be the best!

Our AYM 2015/16 leaflet is now available for download (please right click to download)

This year, the application form is 100% digital. This means that you can download, fill-out, save and send the form back to us online, by visiting how_to_apply.

If you have any questions please contact: Colin Virr, Head of Aldeburgh Young Musicians. Tel: 01728 687115 Email:



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 See our calendar below for details of all AYM courses. Click on the course then follow 'more details' for a course pack download.