Head of Music, St Christopher's
YMoG Event Organiser
Young Musicians of the Gulf symbolizes hard work, dedication and teamwork. Every year we are fortunate enough to witness the incredible talent of young performers who continue to put their heart and soul into the competition.
There have been some exciting developments within the competition, for example, round 2 requires all competitors to perform a ‘test piece’. Alongside this, YMOG 2016 was the first year that vocalists were adjudicated separately to the instrumental soloists. This change has allowed for both the instrumentalists and singers to be fairly judged within their own field of expertise. With the increasing number and entrants, year on year into the ensemble category, it was decided that this too should be divided into sub categories; Duet & Trio, Vocal and Large.
This is my fourth year of organizing Young Musicians of the Gulf and I feel very privileged to work with such a diverse group of young performers. It is always great to see so many familiar faces as well as new talented competitors.
Having experienced competing in YMOG as a 17 year old student, I understand and appreciate the general ethos of the event. It is a fantastic opportunity for any high level young performer to engage in a festival of music surrounded by like-minded students. It is a competition that challenges, motivates and inspires you to set your expectations high and achieve them.