The Area's Best Young Musicians In One Festival

April 29th-30th 2017

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The deadline to enter the 2017 festival has now passed, we look forward to seeing you there!

South Glamorgan Festival for Young Musicians

The SGFYM is a music festival held in Cardiff, offering performance and competition opportunities to young musicians from Cardiff and South Wales up to the age of 23.

The aim of the festival is to foster musical excellence by providing a friendly and encouraging environment to gain performance experience. Medals and Trophies are awarded and all entrants receive a written, professional assessment.

The South Glamorgan Festival for Young Musicians is affiliated to The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech and is a registered charity (No. 1062343) run entirely by volunteers. If you think you may be interested in supporting the festival or becoming part of the SGFYM team, please get in touch.

Our New, Simple Online Booking System

1. Select

Start by going to either our non-competitive or competitive classes page and choose the class you want to enter. If you enter more than one class, be sure there is enough time to get between them!

2. Review

Students that review the guidelines find the festival less stressful and are better able to focus on their music. Do not underestimate the benefit of knowing how the festival works.

3. Check Out

You can check out using any major credit or debit card via our secure third party payment processing partner. After checking out you will receive an email confirmation and your tickets via email.

4. Post

If you are competing in a class that requires the services of the official accompanist you must post a copy of your music to the SGFYM Secretary. Please include your name and booking reference with your music.

5. Done!

That’s it. You’re done! Make sure to put the events in your calendar so you don’t forget them.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the Festival!

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Testimonials

SGFYM has given my students the opportunity to perform to an audience in a relaxed and friendly environment, and receive feedback from another source, which is always so very helpful for students and teachers alike.

J. W ~ Music Teacher

My son has enjoyed his past experiences with SGFYM having taken part since he was just 5 years old. The ‘team’ are always so friendly, welcoming & accommodating and we are both looking forward to participating for many years to come.

J.O ~ Parent

Fostering excellence in solo performance, the South Glamorgan Festival for Young Musicians offers outstanding young players valuable platform experience in a friendly but professional atmosphere.

Caroline Rae ~ Pianist and Reader in Music, Cardiff University

My three children all found the experience throughly enjoyable. Although they were nervous competing and performing the adjudicators created a relaxed atmosphere and the whole experience was about learning not just from their own performances but those of others.
I loved the way that time was taken to demonstrate techniques and suggest improvements for dynamics and artistic interpretation. Care was taken when giving feedback and there was a real understanding of the difficulties encountered at each stage of learning an instrument.
I consider this a really valuable festival and competition.

Nicky Branson ~ Parent