YAMawards 2016 – Meet the Winners!

1 November, 2016

Meet the winners of YAMawards 2016 – The world’s best live music productions for young audiences. 

From amongst 60 international live music productions from over 20 different countries, twelve incredible productions for young audiences were nominated for the 2016 YAMawards. RESEO is delighted to present the Best Opera Awards in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), the world’s most renowned youth-music organisation. Our jury had an incredibly difficult choice to make this year, so they decided to celebrate two fantastic productions. Opera for young audiences is thriving across Europe and RESEO is thrilled to be highlighting this terrific work.This year’s programme culminated in the prestigious YAMawards Ceremony, which took place at the YAMsession in Larvik, Norway on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

Without further ado: the winners of the YAMawards 2016!

Best Small Ensemble

A Violinist – Space – and the Audience, by Kulturtanken / Rikskonsertene (Norway)

Best Large Ensemble

Creatures, by ISH – Dance Collective and the Dutch Balletorkest (The Netherlands)

Best Opera – powered by RESEO

My Father and Angry Man, by Musikteatret SAUM (Denmark)

Little Red Riding Food, by Holland Opera (The Netherlands)

Public Choice Award

BerBerio (Belgium) was the most voted production with 2610 votes, followed by Secret Folkmusic Visits (Denmark) with 1758 votes and Twirl (The Netherlands) with 1362 votes.

Production of the Year

A Violinist – Space – and the Audience won the title and stole the show with two awards and an enchanting performance during the ceremony.

Congratulations to all the winners and all the amazing nominees for their great productions! You can watch all their videos at yamawards.org/winners.

YAMawards is a programme of JM International, in partnership with Marked for Musikk, RESEO and Rikskonsertene, supported by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Belspo, as part of the Blackboard Music Project.