We would like to sincerely congratulate all of the contestants on their outstanding achievements! Our judges were very impressed with the high quality of the submissions and the competition between some of the places was closer than ever. We appreciate the high degree effort that has been invested by the contestants, their teachers and families.

Dear contestants, please note that due to the high number of entries we are not able to provide individual feedback on your performance.

BIYMF 2021 winners announced

BIYMF 2021 Results – Strings

Under 9

Yuxing Wang – First Place
View Performance

Jiyou Park – Second Place

Peize Yu – Third Place

Highly Commended
Ma Jiatan
Minh Thuy Tran Nguyen

Under 12

Sophie Pan – First Place
View Performance

Second Place not awarded

Third Place not awarded

Highly Commended
Tram Thuy Tran Nguyen

Under 15

Zixuan Yi – First Place
View Performance

Second Place not awarded

Aden Geonhee Lee – Third Place

Under 18

Jingyuan Zhang – First Place
View Performance

Second Place not awarded

Third Place not awarded

BIYMF 2021 Results – Piano

Under 12

First Place not awarded

Ziqiao Qiu – Second Place

Highly Commended
Mynjeong Kim

Under 15

Jie Liang – First Place
View Performance

Second Place not awarded

Isabella Yi He Wong – Third Place

Under 18

Bo Kun Liu – First Place
View Performance

Second Place not awarded

Third Place not awarded

Over 18

Zhiqi Yuan – First Place
View Performance

Ai Qi Chen – Second Place

Alicia Elsom – Third Place

Mr Emin Tagiev
Artistic Director

m: +61 478 822 060 

Brisbane International Youth Music Competition dates 2021

Dear Musicians,

We are pleased to announce new and important dates for the next BIYMF 2021.

Due to pandemic restrictions we will continue to provide young and aspiring instrumentalists around the globe with opportunities to showcase their unique talents through participation in our ONLINE auditions.

Below is the full list of auditions dates
BIYMF 2021 important dates:

May 1st – open early bird

June 15 – full cost

August 15 –applications closed

August 25 – Semi-finalists announced

September 5 – Finalists announced

September 15 Winners Announced

September 22 – Certificates emailed

For more details and registration please visit

Brisbane International Youth Music Competition 2021

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

European Concert Tour 2019

Tagiev Youth Chamber Orchestra has returned from another successful 3 weeks concert tour to cities of Italy and Germany. Their performances have been received exceptionally well by a very appreciative audience and highly professional musicians. ” … one would never believe that the orchestra consists only of a very young musicians. This is how professionally they sound and look as a group” said one of the prominent concert pianist in Berlin E. Mamedov.



Brisbane International Youth Music Festival 2019 invites young and talented musicians from around the globe to apply for competition now and perform along other aspiring performers in August 2019

You will meet like-minds from across the globe, will be coached by inspirational musicians and will discover new ways of presenting classical music.




Brisbane International Youth Music Festival 2019

Hello and welcome ,

It is with great excitement I am reaching out to you regarding Brisbane International Youth Classical Music Festival. The festival is designed for young instrumentalists and vocalists and will take place on 9th  – 12th August 2019 in Sunshine capital of Queensland , Brisbane .

The competition component of the BIYMF is for solo instrumentalists, solo vocalists and ensembles, aged 25 years or under.

During the BIYMF, musicians will be mentored in master classes by internationally acclaimed musicians, including members of the Festival’s panel. Master classes in conducting, piano, voice, violin, brass and woodwind instruments are planned.

All First place winners will be granted the opportunity to perform as recitalists at the Crescendo Competition in January 2020 at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Competitors must submit applications by 30th April 2019 for only $99.00 or $149.00 after the early bird  application deadline.

For more information please visit

How to stay motivated and achieve your dream goal?

Keep 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 goal and realize a task that consequently will 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

"Music is the poetry of the air" – Richter