The European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) is a German charitable (gemeinnützig) non-profit organisation. It is EMCY´s pleasure and duty to safeguard the existence of one of Europe´s most valuable projects: true European cooperation and support of the music stars of tomorrow!

The EMCY network brings together almost 50  youth music competitions all over Europe. It supports youth music competitions to discover promising talents and, after their success, to promote the young European musicians through concerts, workshops and master classes. EMCY provides them with invaluable professional training opportunities. They gain the skills to start an international career. We need your help to make this possible!


There are many ways to get involved!

You could partner with EMCY on our journey to nurture, challenge and inspire the next generation of talented young musicians and to make Europe a better place!

We adopt the same ambitious approach to our corporate partnerships, working with you to develop a unique bespoke package that tailors to your specific aims and objectives. As a small team we offer great flexibility within our partnerships to adapt to your requirements as the markets require


Without the continued support from generous individuals, trusts, foundations and companies, our work would not be possible.

You could also sponsor a concert or a prize winner, become a friend, volunteer your time or run a fundraising event of your own. Whatever your area of interest is we would like to hear from you.

EMCY started a crowdfunding campaign to help promote young musical talents. Click here for details




EMCY has a wide reach in Europe, with a membership covering 26 European countries, and beyond.

  • EMCY website – 200 000 hits per year
  • Over 1 100 Facebook likes across the globe (continously increasing)
  • Regular newsletter reaches 3 500 persons
  • Regular press releases about activities of EMCY and its membership/partners
  • Flyers and brochures

If you want to find out more or discuss your involvement, please contact us at info@emcy.org or +49 89 871 002 20