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

From 2020 the AFYM Entries will now take place via our Eventbrite page – http://AFYM.eventbrite.com

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 main festival has now finished. More information on AFYM 2021 will be coming here soon.

Latest News

2110, 2019

The John Fussell award for Young Musicians, 2019

BEN TARLTON, the winner of the John Fussell Award for young Musicians this year was a regular performer at AFYM, and is well known to many of us at the festival.   Very warm congratulations to Ben, we are proud to have been involved in the early days of his career. Ben is a now a post-graduate student at the Guildhall School of Music.   He has won many awards and sponsorships, [...]

210, 2019

BBC NOW Workshops changes

Urgent: Workshop changes Due to unforeseen circumstances, the BBC Workshop can no longer take place on 14th January 2020 at Bishop Gore School. Re-arranged Workshop 2020 New arrangements for the  Workshop for AFYM, West Glamorgan Music  and support musicians from BBC NOW are as follows: BBC NOW Workshop for AFYM - all orchestral instruments except harp and saxophone - ability range = those studying for grade 2 to those studying [...]

3008, 2019

Applications NOW OPEN

We are very excited to launce our new online application process and are pleased to say that applications to the 2020 AFYM festival are now officially open. You will be able to find more information about this in our 'entries' section of our website. We hope that the new streamlined website and online application process will make the way you find out information and apply to take part much easier [...]

2207, 2019

AFYM 2020 Update

AFYM 2020 Schools Morning - Friday 31st January 2020 MAIN FESTIVALThursday 6th - Monday 10th February 2020 We are looking forward to our new venue of St Mary’s Church Swansea for our 2020 festival for our Schools morning and we are excited to announce that our 2020 adjudicators will be Beate Toyka, John Reynolds, Peter Esswood & Zoe Smith. The BBCNOW workshop will be running on the 14th January so [...]