European Union of Music Competitions for YouthEMCY is the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth: a network of national and international music competitions for young people across Europe.
We believe that music competitions stimulate passionate musicianship. For many young people, they’re a first glimpse of performing in public, playing in ensembles, or of breaking out of orthodox repertoire. Every year, thousands of musicians under the age of twenty-five take part in our competitions, and our projects reach audiences across the continent.
You’ll find profiles of our latest prize winners here, but the work we undertake is for the benefit of all young musicians, everywhere. We keep our member competitions connected, enabling them to share educational, practical and musical know-how and to boost participation and inclusion. And through our Quality Standards we ensure fairness in our competitions, as well as helping new competitions build up their scope, ambitions, and results.