Young Artist Platform
Ages 17 & Under
Finding Talent in every child
We are excited to be showcasing many artists and talents here.
You could be a Miele Canto Artist and be featured in our programme.
We are looking for talented and hardworking young musicians who are looking to expand their performance experience, whether it’s for the purpose of an exam, audition or simply the joy of performing.
Simply sign up by filling in the form below and submitting an audition video and we will contact you when the decision is made.
Application form (17 & under)
Award winning British-Italian pianist Phoebe Papandrea was born in London in 2007 into a musical family. She began taking piano lessons at the age of three and performed at The Royal Festival Hall London aged four. By the age of ten Phoebe had been awarded her Diploma in Piano Performance and a Scholarship to the oldest specialist music school in the United Kingdom, The Purcell School for Young Musicians. Phoebe holds a Licentiate of Trinity College London Diploma (LTCL) with Distinction and studies piano in the class of Professor Caterina Grewe. Her studies are supported by the United Kingdom Government Music and Dance Scholarship Scheme. Phoebe also enjoys composing, conducting, violin and trumpet.
Phoebe is the Winner of numerous International Piano Competitions and was recently awarded First Prize at The XI César Franck International Piano Competition in Belgium, First Prize at The VII Livorno International Piano Competition Premio Enrico Galletta, First Prize in The Orbetello International Piano Competition, First Prize in The XXIV Pietro Argento International Piano Competition, First Prize in The XXVIII Mladi Virtuozi Zagreb and First Prize in The XII Young Pianist of the North.
Aged twelve Phoebe made her Carnegie Hall debut after winning First Prize and the Exceptional Young Musician Prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards, New York. In 2022 Phoebe was awarded The Soroptimist and Scholarship Prize at The XV Pianale International Piano Academy and Competition and invited to perform at The XVI Pianale Festival in Fulda, Germany.
Phoebe has enjoyed invitations to perform in concert halls across London and Europe including at Wigmore Hall, Musikverein Wien, Salzburg Mozarteum, Palau de la Música, The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, St John's Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and The Barbican. Phoebe has performed in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia, Romania, America, Argentina and Japan. Phoebe has also participated in numerous piano masterclasses including with Natalia Trull, Matti Raekallio, Markus Schirmer, Elena Levit, Charles Owen, Stephen Hough, William Fong, Stephan Möller and Maria João Pires.
Aged fourteen Phoebe was awarded The Purcell School Concerto Prize and made her concerto debut with The Purcell Sinfonia Orchestra and in 2023 Phoebe won The Talent Music Academy Concerto Prize in Brescia performing Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16 with The Master Orchestra under the baton of Sergio Baietta.
Following her International Competition success Phoebe was invited to join the exclusive “Feuerwerk” International Piano Academy and Concert Tour in Germany performing to sold out concert halls in Hannover, Northeim, Einbeck and Braunlage. Phoebe’s upcoming concert schedule includes performances in Austria, Belgium, Italy and Germany.
Phoebe also enjoys performing in hospitals, schools and care homes.
Previous Young Artists
Deedeh Rouhani - Piano
Deedeh started learning piano at the age of 4 with her father Neysun Rouhani (Pianist) @neysunrouhani.
She achieved her grade 5 (ABRSM) with Disctinction when she was 6 and finished her grade 7 at the age of 7.
She has won many awards and prizes in various piano competitions and music festivals around the world including the International Youth Music Competition (First Prize), London Youth Piano Competition (First Prize), Piano league star competition (First Prize), Four Notes International Piano competition (First Prize), Great Masters International Piano competition.
As well as studying with her father, Deedeh has regular lessons with Dinara Klinton, piano professor at the Royal College of Music in London.
Deedeh is a student of the North London Collegiate school.
Kian Conti - Violin
Kian has been playing the violin since the age of 6. He studies violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department, which he attends on Saturdays.
He has taken masterclasses with Rusanda Panfili and is a member of the Chineke Junior Orchestra, recently performing with them at the Royal Festival Hall. He has won First Prize at the Maidstone, North London, Sutton, Sevenoaks Three Arts and Woking Music Festivals. Last year he also won the Tarisio Cup at the Chichester Music Festival and the Queens Challenge Cup at the Reigate and Redhill Music Festival. He is a Gold prize winner at the New Talent British International Youth Music Competition and was selected by the international violinist Ray Chen as one of the winners in his Play With Ray competition. He has performed at venues including the Wigmore Hall, St Pauls Cathedral and most recently at the Ballroom of the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane.