Young Artist Scheme

Joshua Lynch Young Artist 2019
Joshua Lynch   Young Artist 2019

Applications are invited for the post of Aboyne Young Artist 2022.

Charlotte Walker
Young Artist 2018

This is open to anyone who has attended the Aboyne cello festival, and is under the age of 30 on the 30th April 2022.  Previous recipients of the award are not eligible.

Gemma Connor
Young Artist 2016

To apply: Please submit a digital recording of your playing by 30th April. We would like between 10 and 15 minutes – at least 2 contrasting pieces to demonstrate different aspects of your playing, with or without accompaniment, and it can be an audio or video file. At least one piece should be from your suggested programme – see below.

Julia Wagner
Young Artist 2015

The recipient of the award will have a scholarship to the 2022 festival and a recital during the festival.

Stephen Laidlaw
Young Artist 2014

Please also send a brief CV with teaching and performing experience and a suggested programme for an evening recital to

2014 Aboyne Cello Festival Young Artist, Stephen Laidlaw says “In my first year post-conservatoire, the YA programme has been a fantastic opportunity. It has provided further tuition, development of my own teaching experience and most importantly six high profile recitals throughout the UK. These concerts have formed an excellent platform upon which to expand my repertoire and develop artistically in front of nationwide audiences.”