Currently in its third year, the International Young Musicians Academy is delighted to have completed the audition process and has invited talented students and eminent teachers to attend Rugby School in July 2020 for a week of intensive masterclasses.

IYMA started in late 2016 as an idea between founders Jeremy Young and Ally He, to create an inspiring event that gathered the talents of leading music professionals in the UK in one place to allow access to young aspiring musicians to broaden their cultural understanding of music in ways that may not available to them.

The first IYMA masterclasses were held at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire in 2018, utilising the school’s All Steinway Piano facility. Professors from a wide range of prestigious music schools from around the UK including Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal College of Music and Chethams School of Music joined the impressive faculty. The students attending IYMA gained unprecedented access to the professors with master classes, one to one learning, guided group sessions, performance training and performance opportunities.

In July 2019, the 2nd IYMA was held at Rugby School, with momentum gained from the initial first year - violin was introduced alongside piano. Adding to the existing professors – new violin professors from the Royal Academy of Music joined the team, providing the same unprecedented access to learn more.

Rugby School, July 2020 will be the 3rd year for IYMA. With continued focus on learning from the professors, building a cultural curiosity, an understanding of how music works and the context in which it was written, IYMA hopes to give it’s students a strong foundation in exploring music and the many transferable skills that the pursuit of high art affords.

Our professors come from many prestigious institutions: Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music, Yehudi Menuhin School.

Many have performed around the world delighting audiences in most famous venues such as the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the Wigmore Hall and The Lincoln Centre in the USA.


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