Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2022


2022 Competition Results

 We are delighted to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 competition:

Winner – Sofiia Matviienko (flute)
2nd place – Firoze Madon (piano)
3rd place – Vivek Dinesh (violin) 

Vivek Dinesh (violin)
Shlomo Levy (violin)
Harvey Lin (piano)
Benji Lock (piano)
Firoze Madon (piano)
Sofiia Matviienko (flute)
Ray Moon (flute)
Lily Payne (clarinet) 

Previous winners

View the archive of previous winners dating back to 1983

2022 Final Concert

The Final Concert took place on Saturday 5th March 2022 at St Mary the Virgin, Rickmansworth 

For more concert details, download the full RYMY 2022 Concert Programme 



2022 RYMY Competition

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 The competition welcomes entries from instrumentalists and singers aged 19 or under on the 5th March 2022 and have reached a minimum performance standard of Grade 7 Associated Board or equivalent. An entry fee of £15 will be charged.

For the preliminary heat, applicants are required to upload a video performance of a maximum of 5 mins. All applicants will receive a digital certificate and an assessment of the performance by our panel of judges from Chorleywood Music led by Chorleywood Orchestra conductor and professional horn player Richard Wainwright.

Finalists chosen by the panel will be invited to perform two contrasting works (12 minutes maximum) at the Final Concert. The Final Concert and competition will take place on Saturday 5th March 2022 at St Mary the Virgin, Rickmansworth stmarysrickmansworth.org.uk from 2pm.

The winner and runners up will be decided by our judges Richard Wainwright, Elena Kiseleva and Nicola Tait Baxter.  Prizes include a trophy, cash prizes of £500 for 1st place, £250 for 2nd place and £125 for 3rd place, digital certificates, judges’ assessments, recording of the performances and, if a suitable standard is reached, performance opportunities with the Chorleywood Orchestra.