February 2016, Ampitheatre, Dubai Media City
In February 2016, the finalists from the GEMS Young Musician of the Year competition performed on the Thomsun Stand at the Dubai Jazz Festival.
The finalists were:
- Chihoon Choi – a pianist from Wellington International School, who was awarded the title of GEMS Young Musician of the Year 2016
- Dylan Ahn – a violinist from GEMS World Academy
- Leyth Elmani – a violinist from Jumeirah College, Dubai
- Seejin Lee – a pianist from Dubai American Academy
- Boglarka Kurucz – a vocalist from Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis