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Linn Records is proud to support the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. Since 2009 Linn has partnered with the competition to offer a recording contract to the winning ensemble, which has resulted in a critically acclaimed series. Linn’s Chief Producer, Philip Hobbs, has been thrilled to be able to work with the talented winners on a fascinating and diverse range of projects.


Winners 2019

“Winning the York competition was an extremely important and prestigious recognition of our career, and taking part was an immensely joyful experience.”


Winners 2017

“The competition helped us to become one on stage, all in the most supportive and friendly atmosphere. St. Margaret's Church is a magical place.“

Sollazzo Ensemble 

Winners 2015

"The competition was a turning-point, bringing us wider recognition throughout Europe; and the recording with Linn Records [awarded the Diapason d’Or] marked a decisive step in the continuation of our career.”

Thalia Ensemble

Winners 2013 

“Spending an intensive week together, deepening our mastery of the repertoire with the precious help of Philip Hobbs, elevated us to a higher standard.”  

Profeti della Quinta

Winners 2011

"Winning the Competition generated new engagements at major Early Music Festivals, a BBC broadcast, and the opportunity to record our CD in exactly the way that we wished." 


BBC Radio 3 is the NCEM's primary media partner.

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