Bromsgrove Young  Musicians Platform

The Bromsgrove Young Musicians Platform

The Trustees of the Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition (BIMC) launched The Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform for musicians aged 9 to 17 in 2016, and it has gone from strength to strength ever since.

The Platform has two sections, a junior section for those aged 9 to 13 and a senior section for those aged 14 to 17. All instrumentalists save organists can apply. Singers may only apply to the senior section. It is open to young musicians who live or attend schools in the United Kingdom. 

Generous prize money will be awarded to further the winners' musical development.

The Platform owes its origins to the Bromsgrove Festival Young Musicians' Platform, which was started by the late Dr Mary White of Bromsgrove in 1981, and which still continues as the Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition. Apart from Dr White's medical duties, she took an active part in local life, and for over 30 years until ill-health forced her retirement was chairman of the Bromsgrove Music Festival. For her work she was appointed MBE in 2006.


The 2025 Platform auditions take place during February half-term (Friday, 21st February 2025 and Saturday, 22nd February 2025) in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School. The Final takes place on the afternoon of Saturday, 31st May 2025. Please read on to find out how you can compete or join us in the audience to support our young musicians.

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The Young Musicians' Platform depends entirely on public generosity. Charities, commercial and professional organisations also give generous help to enable musicians to fulfil their potential. We would welcome your help too.

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Are you an applicant with further questions? Are you an audience member looking for tickets? Take a look at our webpages for more information. You can also contact us directly by email or social media. We look forward to hearing from you.

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