The Gibraltar Academy of Music & Performing Arts have announced their annual ‘Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians’ to take place from 20th to 24th February 2018.

'If you play an instrument or enjoy singing, then come along and participate at this festival', invites the GAMPA website.  The categories of classes include piano, brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal and strings. There are competitive sections in every category where trophies and medals can be won. Classes will be divided into Infant, Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories and you can enter solos, duets, ensembles, or choirs.

The closing date for festival entries is Friday 22nd December 2017.

As stated on, the festival aims to provide a friendly environment where young people can perform. An experienced UK music adjudicator, from the British and International Federation of Festivals, will provide positive and impartial feedback to all performers, at the adjudication weekend, helping to nurture and develop the children’s talents and will be awarding certificates, medals and trophies.

"Our Gala Concert on Saturday 24th February at the John Mackintosh Hall will once again have our adjudicator present to make their final decisions. The adjudicator will invite 6 local performers and 6 international performers to perform and compete for the Local Young Musician of the Year and Best International Musician Bursaries on the Gala Night. The Local Ensemble and Local School Choir Bursaries will also be decided on the final night as the top ensembles and school choirs will be invited to perform. Even if you are not invited to perform and compete for the Local Young Musician of the Year or Best International Musician, you may already be a winner of one of the other bursaries or trophies."

Bursaries and Trophies to be won:

The Local Young Musician of the Year: £500 Bursary

The Best International Musician: £250 Bursary 

The Most Promising Local Senior: £250 Bursary 

The Most Promising Local Intermediate £250 Bursary

The Most Promising Local Junior: £250 Bursary 

The Best Local School Choir : £200 Bursary 

The Best Local Ensemble : £100 Bursary

Trophies to be won:

Most Promising String Instrumentalist

Most Promising Brass Instrumentalist

Most Promising Woodwind Instrumentalist

Most Promising Percussion Instrumentalist

Most Promising Piano Instrumentalist

Most Promising Vocal Instrumentalist

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Syllabus and Entry Forms can be downloaded from