YAMawards 2018: Winners Announced

JMI is thrilled to present the winners of the 2018 YAMawards!

These fantastic productions were selected by public vote and by the YAMA jury to represent the very finest work out there in the field of productions for young audiences. These awards were presented at the Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela, Spain at the prestigious YAMawards ceremony.

  • Best Small Ensemble: Bach in the Street (Sweden)

  • Best Large Ensemble: Shadow Music (Norway)

  • Best Opera (powered by RESEO): A Shoe Full of Stars (UK)

  • Public Choice Award: Maputo - Mozambique (France)

  • Production of the Year: Shadow Music (Norway)

Watch the winning entries at!

Since 2010 the YAMawards have celebrated excellence in the field of live music experiences for young audiences by identifying and promoting the best musical productions for kids and youth from all around the world.

We must also pay tribute to the fantastic nominees from all categories, whose work present amazing examples of of what music can be to children and young people.

Best Small Ensemble

  • Bach in the street (Sweden)

  • Pepe & Speedy (Austria)

  • Maputo - Mozambique (France)

  • Klopotec Orkestra (Belgium)

Best Large Ensemble

  • Shadow Music (Norway)

  • Rêvant le carnaval des animaux (Spain)

  • IBERIA (Austria)

Best Opera

  • A Shoe Full of Stars (UK)

  • Tout Neuf! (France)

  • Belongings (UK)  

  • Uitvinders (Netherlands)