International Young Talent Music Competition, Istanbul was held for the first time in May 22-24, 2015. BT Music and Performing Arts was the organizer of the competition with support from the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul Besiktas Municipality and European Union Music Competition for Youth.
In May 2016, the competition became a candidate member and as of 2017 it is a full member of ECMY under European Union as a National Competition.
The competition in 2017 will be reserved for those with Turkish nationalities, other nationalities living in Turkey or Cyprus or those with cultural links to Turkey.
The competition serves to discover young music talents and to emphasize the importance of music education on a national platform. It provides an accessible and easy to reach channel for young talents seeking recognition via the digital platform especially custom created. With the integration of public voting, it proved to be a big success in creating a national and international music community. Performing is a valuable musical as well as social experience for personal growth. To have your performance viewed by thousands is a great pride for any performer.
The on-line competition will available for all categories until May 2, 2017. Finalists chosen will be announced on May 21st, 2017.
You may enter the competition in the below age groups and categories:
This category is for non-professional music students only. Finalists will be selected by Public Voting. 10 finalists will be selected from each category for the Finals.
II. Mixed Categories: Any vocal genre or any instruments other than piano are eligible to enter.
Special Category is for those with special learning needs. Finalists will be selected by Public Voting.
Young Talent Music Competition hopes to be a meeting point for young talents and their families promoting cultural interaction, friendship and global peace.