IYAP 2018

International Young Artist's Presentation

Tue 14 Aug 2018 to Sun 19 Aug 2018
vzw AMUZ [Festival van Vlaanderen-Antwerpen], Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerpen

The International Young Artist's Presentation (IYAP) is a coaching and presentation format for young talented ensembles playing historical instruments or taking on historical sources. We challenge ensembles to present an innovative and original programme. We encourage experimentation with presentation formats and creative approaches. 

The coaching sessions - led by Peter Van Heyghen and Raquel Andueza - are an essential part of IYAP. After the coaching, the ensembles will perform at historical locations in Antwerp during the festival Laus Polyphoniae. During these concerts a lot of Belgian and international organizers will be present. They will give the ensembles tips for their future careers. 

An initiative of Musica, Impulse Centre for Music and AMUZ, Festival of Flanders - Antwerp

Practical information

Until 1 March 2018 ensembles worldwide can sign up.

Why participate?

  • 3 days of intensive coaching sessions with international experts Peter Van Heyghen and Raquel Andueza
  • 2 days of IYAP-concerts at historic locations during the internationally renowned festival Laus Polyphoniae
  • Ensembles will be promoted by the IYAP-organization; possibility to establish a network of concerts
  • Feedback from an international committee
  • Possible additional concerts (e.g. at AlbaNova)

Who can participate?

Young vocal and/or instrumental ensembles 

How to apply?

Applications should be written in English and include

  • a mission statement (motivation for added value in the field)
  • a detailed concert program (ca. 30’) (+ song texts) 
  • representative audio and video recording containing max. 15’ of music and min. 2 different pieces (dated, stating the names of the musicians etc.)
  • a letter of recommendation 
  • a curriculum vitae of the ensemble and its individual members
  • the completed online application form


Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018

Selection: 1 April 2018

Coaching: 14-17 August 2018

Concert walks in Antwerp: 18-19 August 2018


Coaching is free. We will provide accommodation with guest families.


With the official online application form


Bart De Vos, bart@musica.be

Register now!