International Young Artist’s Presentation 2023

International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) is a yearly coaching programme by Musica Impulse Centre and AMUZ that takes place during the Laus Polyphoniae festival. Young vocal and instrumental ensembles with a repertoire in Early music get the chance to present themselves to an international audience and the industry.

For three days, a selection of six promising ensembles are guided and coached by one or more renowned international artists. The coaching is focused on the presentation: the story they want to tell, the structure of their programme, and the interaction with the audience.

On the final day, the ensembles perform in AMUZ for the festival audience of Laus Polyphoniae, as well as a committee with international representatives from the world of Early music (concert organisers, record labels and radio stations). They will provide the ensembles with feedback and practical advice.


  • young vocal and/or instrumental musicians and ensembles
  • with a maximum average age of 35
  • focus on playing historical instruments or taking on historical sources (until 1920)

Attention! “IYAP Selected Promising Ensembles” of the past years cannot participate again.


  • no application fee is required
  • travel costs and accommodation are to be covered by the ensembles
  • overnight stays could be arranged by the organisation (host families)
  • all musicians will receive a Laus Polyphoniae program book and a ticket to one of the evening concerts of the festival


  • deadline for applications: 1 March 2023
  • selection: April 2023
  • coaching: 16-18 August 2023 (opening reception 15 August 2023)
  • concerts in Antwerp: 19 August 2023


The completed registration form should be written in English and include:

  • a detailed concert program (ca. 30’) + song texts (Google document) and translations to English if needed.
  • concept of the presentation (Google document)
  • a letter of recommendation (Google document)
  • a curriculum vitae of the ensemble and its individual members (Google document)
  • unedited, static video file of a live performance in a concert situation (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.) containing max. 15’ of music and min. 2 different pieces (dated, stating the names of the musicians and other relevant information). Please be advised to judge your video to be representative of the actual performance level of your ensemble.

A collaboration between Musica Impulse Centre and AMUZ (Flanders Festival Antwerp)


Coaching: Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 August 2023

Concerten: Saturday 19 August 2023


AMUZ, Antwerpen

  • IYAP


    The International Young Artist’s Presentation creates opportunities for young vocal and instrumental artists and ensembles in the international scene of historical music practice. The selected vocalists and musicians receive intensive coaching by esteemed international artists. In addition, they get a chance to perform at the early music festival Laus Polyphoniae.