Young Belgian Talent

A not-for-profit foundation supporting young classical musicians

We announce our five finalists for 2022

Our five finalists for the 2022 edition are: Evelien Vaneysendeyk (Harp), Jappe Dendievel (Bassoon), Liesl Vanoverberghe (Flute), Naomi Rofagha (Piano), Simon Binon (Trumpet). We wish these youngsters a lot of success in the final, which will take place on Saturday 19 November 2022 in the grand concert hall of Flagey.The level of the many entries/auditions Read more about We announce our five finalists for 2022[…]

Application deadline moved to 4 February!

The YBT 2022 competition closing date for applications has been extended to midnight, 4 February, 2022. Due to the current circumstances, we believe that not all eligible musicians received sufficient notification of upcoming competition, so we have extended our closing date to give everyone, born after Jan 1, 2001 a chance to submit their application. Read more about Application deadline moved to 4 February![…]

Primuz International String competition 2021 won by Vilmos Csikos

Vilmos Csikos wins the Primuz International String competition 2021 with his virtuosic performance of Paganini’s, Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento (Op. 38). With entrants from over 30 countries and competing against some extremely tough competition, Vilmos was selected as the outright winner for violin in the seniors competition (ie for violinists born before 1999). Read more about Primuz International String competition 2021 won by Vilmos Csikos[…]

New Double CD for the New Year!

YBT are proud to launch their latest CD production. Thinkin’ about Belgium. A fabulous collection of exclusively Belgian works and performers, spread over three centuries. Accessible, colourful and at times deeply meaningful the CD is a reflection of our troubled times and our musicians stories of triumph over adversity. The music selection and production is Read more about New Double CD for the New Year![…]

Another great performance!

On Saturday 7 December, 2019, Waldo Geuns (piano), Sarah Bayens (violin), Caridad Rueda (piano), Hanne Beyens (clarinet), Veronique De Raedemaeker, George Tyriard and Vilmos Csikos, came together in the LUCA Chamber Hall in Leuven to perform a variety of pieces, all by Belgian composers. The capacity audience all seemed to have their favourite piece and Read more about Another great performance![…]

Join us for our next musical evening

On Saturday 7 December at 20:00, Sarah Bayens (violin), Caridad Galindo Rueda (piano), Hanne Beyens (clarinet), Waldo Geuns (piano), Vilmos Csikos (violin), George Tyriad (piano) and Veronique De Raedemaeker (violin) come together to perform an enchanting programme of beautiful music from Belgian composers. Works include pieces by Michel Lysight, Victor Vreuls, Ruben De Gheselle, Waldo Geuns, Elias Read more about Join us for our next musical evening[…]

Bayer sponsors ‘YBT’s’ first ever music in industry concerts

What better way to kick off our YBT ‘music in industry’ program than by a sponsored concert celebrating the beginning of 2019? For an invited audience of nearly 80 Bayer Benelux employees, Vilmos Csikos, Anette Csikos and Georges-Lucas Ilouridze gave a really memorable performance, wowing their audience with the immediacy of the music. Many thanks Read more about Bayer sponsors ‘YBT’s’ first ever music in industry concerts[…]

Technicolor sponsors lunchtime concert

Our second ‘Music in Industry’ concert for 2019 was extremely well received by the good people of Technicolor in Edegem, Belgium. Despite the snow, many people showed up for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Vilmos Csikos and his sister Anett perform in their offices. Works included: Caprice for solo violin (Op. 6) Read more about Technicolor sponsors lunchtime concert[…]