Auditions for Yamaha Music Europe Foundation Scholarship for Orchestral Percussion
Educational Year 2022-2023

Auditions for Yamaha Music Europe Foundation Scholarship for Orchestral Percussion

Yamaha believes passionately in musical education. The YMEF scholarship is aimed at students who are preparing for a professional musical career at a recognized educational institution within Europe.

The scholarship takes the form of a one-time payment of €2000.00. The scholarship can be used for any purpose, as long as it contributes to the advancement of the winner's studies. Each year, YMEF distributes approximately €66,000 in scholarships.

The Yamaha scholarship is awarded once a year, with the competition disciplines changing each year. Scholarships are awarded based on a selection process. Depending on the country, up to ten candidates are selected from these entries and invited to attend a national audition. During this live audition, a panel decides whether a scholarship will be awarded based on the musical abilities and the visible potential of each applicant. The panel is made up of well-known musicians and music personalities from the respective instrument group.

Who is the Yamaha Music Europe Foundation (YMEF)?

The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe (YMFE), the predecessor organization of today's YMEF, was founded in 1989. It was based in Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom for many years until it was decided in 2021 to transfer the Foundation's activities to Rellingen in Germany, which is where the headquarters of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH is located. Following this, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe became Yamaha Music Europe Foundation e.V.

This funding institution continues to exist exclusively to support young talent with its own YMEF scholarship program. Since 1990, the Yamaha Foundation has granted scholarships to over 1000 young musicians across 33 European countries.

This year's discipline is orchestral percussion. The live auditions for Greece will be held on Saturday 28 January at Philippos Nakas Concert Hall, 41 Ippokratous St., Athens - Greece, and they are open to the public.