Carnegie Hall, New York – winner of Brisbane International Youth Music Competition



  • Violin – 5
  • Viola- 3
  • Cello – 4


  • Minimum AMEB Levels (guide only):
  • Violin, Cello, minimum AMEB Grade 7
  • Viola, minimum AMEB Grade 6
  • Maximum age limit as at 31 December 2024: 23 years


  • Standard advanced orchestral repertoire
  • Rehearsals: Sundays 4-6 pm at Kenmore State School
  • Sectional tutorials time is to be advised

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Dear musicians,

Here at BIYMF we hope you all in good health and spirits!

We sincerely and wholeheartedly congratulate ALL online participants and wishing them success in their performing careers!

Needless to say that 2020 presented us with many challenges and tested our true love and dedication to music. Finding new and innovative ways to continue supporting interest to classical music and inspiring cultural generation of young people are always first and foremost on our agenda.

It was truly remarkable meeting so many young talented musicians from all over the world during our online competitions. With all the challenges and difficulties of pandemics new ways and opportunities emerged to connect and showcase their talent and passion to performing arts.

Next audition dates will be announced on the BIYMF web site. We are accepting applications from all string and piano competitors in different age categories . Please visit the web site for registering your interest: .

Be well , stay safe !

Kindest regards

Emin Tagiev

Artistic Director Brisbane International Youth Competition

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BIYMF 2020 online competition

2020 Dates announced
31 July – 2 August

BIYMF online competition 2020 application are open now.


We are happy to announce that BIYMF 2020 is introducing online competition and invites musically gifted young performers around the globe to take part in this premier event. Here at BIYMF we are dedicated and passionate about supporting and encouraging interest to classical music and assisting young talents to play their chosen instruments and grow as performers. Through our long-term partnership with world renowned professionals in industry around the world we aim to provide the richest musical experience for young artists at early stages of their performing careers.

Music is the most understood and shared language among the nations. It helps human civilization in happy and difficult times to express and share emotions. It unites people regardless of their cultural, religious or socio – economic backgrounds. In difficult times when the global communities are facing unprecedented challenges it is more than ever important to support interest and show our dedication to Music as a priceless and most powerful means of human communication.

To find out more about the competition please click on this link and APPLY NOW !


Last date for enrolments – 15th June

Last date for recordings – 30th June 

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Can you beat COVID-19 with music?

 “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.”

William Congreve put it in 1697


Firstly, thank you for vising my site.

All my life I only thought of listening to music as a source of pleasure and inspiration. Giving a child comprehensive musical education, teaching them languages and social skills were for centuries privilege’s of upper and rich class. Thanks to many researches conducted in most famous world educational establishments  music rapidly  gained its true and valuable status in our daily life. Many schools in developed countries have introduced music and made it part of learning curriculum.  Undervalued in the past music is now given its proper status of important subject along math, languages and science.

Needless to say, Music is the most powerful language that we start understanding before we even  learn to speak and comprehend words. Famous Mozart effect  widely used  by parents and caregivers to helping babies to develop cognitively and communicate through magical sounds of music .

“In every era of human history and in every society around the globe, music has allowed people to express their feelings and communicate with others. More than simply expressing emotions, music can alter them; as British dramatist William Congreve put it in 1697, “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.”

“A wealth of new studies is touting the benefits of music on mental and physical health. For example, in a meta-analysis of 400 studies, Levitin and his postgraduate research fellow, Mona Lisa Chanda, PhD, found that music improves the body’s immune system function and reduces stress. Listening to music was also found to be more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before surgery” (Trends in Cognitive Sciences, April, 2013).

Listening to Mozart compositions in particular, stimulates a pattern of brain wave activity linked to memory, cognition and problem solving.

We live in times of great uncertainties which became an enormous source of stress and mental illnesses  among young and old.  It is like never before taking care of our mental health become crucial in order to stay strong and overcome the problem humanity facing today victoriously. Many studies have found that music can provide pain relief, sooth, relax, stimulate cognition, improve mood and etc. According to research published in the International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science in 2012, intensive -care patients sufferings from pain, as well as anxiety, depression, cardiovascular issues, and sleep disorders, can significantly benefit from listening to classical music. If you can’t seem to turn of your brain, you many want to turn on some music especially now in this stressful time of COVID-19. Some research finds that music can be used as a relaxation technique that cause the heart rate to slow down and help relieve stress by lowering the breathing rate and emotional  distress, ” say, Dr Schneck. ” Studies are finding this may lower cortisol levels to help lessen anxiety.” One such study, published din Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice in 2018, looked at 180 preoperative patients and found that listening to natural sounds, classical music  all reduced anxiety by lowering cortisol levels.


Listening to classical music does your body a lot of good and specifically the heart. In a study published in the journal Deutsches Aerzteblatt International in 2016, researches compared the effect of the music of Mozart and Strauss on issues related to heart health. The result was that those who listened to Mozart and Strauss had markedly lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as lowered heart rates. Research also suggests that background music, or music that is played while the listener is primarily focused on another activity, can improve performance on cognitive tasks in older adults. This is hugely beneficial to those sometimes routine tasks that we do implement daily. When we listen to music whilst exerting ourself whilst exercising or doing any kind of work, we temporarily, subconsciously direct our senses elsewhere and that distraction works in our favour to complete what we need to do. So, the next time you are working on a task, consider turning on a little music in the background if you are looking for a boost in your mental performance.


Now in this stressful time of COVID-19 when locked is the perfect time to sit back, relax, reflect and tune in to sounds of beautiful music which will take all your worries away


There are many interesting links about benefits of music . Some of them I will be sharing with you on my channel.


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Keep your fire burning

ocean rock violinKeep your fire burning

Today I’m here to discuss a topic that affects you no matter what career path you choose and it’s something that can help in all aspects of life whether it’s a job, a relationship even a holiday, motivation is the key to getting things done and getting things done with the satisfaction you desire. It doesn’t matter what you do in your life, but whatever you take on, you need the motivation there to back you. What is motivation? Motivation is the energy and passion you need to achieve your dream goal and accomplish a task that will consequently fill you  with pride, comfort and security. But how do we spark motivation? Usually when we get an idea and we want to achieve something that is the initial spark that helps get us on our way to attaining what we are training to reach. The important thing however is to keep that fire burning and not let it burn out, meaning we need to supplement our motivation daily so we don’t burn out and give up and lose focus on what our end goal is. We need to always remember what got us started in the first place and realise that not everything is simple but when you push past the difficulty, there will be praise. And that praise will drive that motivation further and further for more future success. It is so vital, that when you have that motivation to surround yourself with individuals who have that some intense motivation and drive to pursuit whatever goal they are chasing. We must always look at our role models, our heroes and the people that inspire us to do the things we do. We see them on TV, hear them on the radio, see them in magazine and we see what we desire. We desire success. And the problem I believe we have is that when we put in the effort to achieve that we want and we don’t receive it as quickly as we expected, we quit. That’s the problem. We have to put ourselves in our hero’s shoes, that if each time they found it tough, if they quit, they wouldn’t be the accomplished person they are now. The important thing is to constantly nurture and feed your motivation daily, to inspire you to accomplish goals daily knowing you are one step closer. If you walk into a room where people are negative and you feel they are draining your energy and drive, I suggest you leave that room. It will only benefit you. Our workspace should only inspire us to reach new heights we have never reached before, and every time you know your one step closer, that brings a new lift of motivation. What I want to say is keep adding fuel to that fire and keep that dream a light. And all your dreams will come true.

In my next blog – Practice tips

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