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Welcome to our website. Here you will find all the information you should need about the Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians.

We hope you find everything you need to know on this website, but if you don’t, please do get in touch via the ‘contact’ section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are very sad to say that our 2021 festival will not be running. You can read more about this on our 2021 info page. 

Latest News

1308, 2020

Sad news to announce

It is with great sadness that the AFYM committee announces the death of our AFYM secretary, Lilian Morgan. Lilian joined the committee of AFYM in the very early days, and worked tirelessly for over 20 years on behalf of the festival. For many of those years she produced, single-handedly, nearly all of the festival documentation, including the programme. Lilian knew AFYM as well as anyone and she was a calm [...]

1007, 2020

Cancellation of Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians 2021

After much deliberation and with great regret the AFYM committee has decided that it is not feasible to hold a festival and concert in 2021. Preparations for the festival such as booking venues and adjudicators would normally be made by now but due to the coronavirus pandemic it has not been possible to make definite plans or commitments. Even if the situation were to improve significantly soon it would be [...]

604, 2020

BBC Workshop April/May 2020

BBC Workshop April/May 2020 With regret, the committee of AFYM is writing to inform you that the proposed BBC NOW workshop for which you have registered is unlikely to go ahead. The latest Government information indicates that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to escalate further and social distancing may have to last for some time into the future. ‘Crowd' events are prohibited, and it can not be known when these [...]

1903, 2020

2020 Trophy Winners

The AFYM concert scheduled for 15th March 2020 had to be cancelled with great regret due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concert would have concluded as usual with the presentation of trophies. Trophy winners have now been informed and will receive their trophies when circumstances allow. Congratulations to them and to all young musicians who took part in AFYM 2020. AFYM Trophies 2020 EPTA Piano Trophy: Charlotte Kwok Swansea Festival [...]

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