"Winning this competition has been the fulfilment of a dream come true. It was my third time trying to achieve such a prestigious award and to have finally done so means the world to me."

(Gráinne White)

"I’m grateful for the experience of playing in the NI Young Musician competition, seeing it as a valuable stepping stone in my musical career."

(Tom Myles)

"Winning in 2015 has certainly changed my life for the better."

(Cathryn Lynch)

"Winning the Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year competition really increased my confidence in performance and inspired me to pursue a career in music."

(Eva Richards)

"Winning the competition was hugely encouraging and I feel it really spurred me on to continue with pursuing a life in music. For that, to the competition, I am very grateful."

(Sean Morgan-Rooney)