February 2018, Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City
In February 2018, the finalists from the GEMS Young Musician of the Year competition performed on the Thomsun Stand at the Dubai Jazz Festival.
The finalists were:
- Amber Waite from Jumeirah College- Dubai (piano) who is the GEMS Young Musician of the Year 2018
- Tianze Ye from GEMS Wellington Academy Al- Khail (piano)
- Hiroko Hiwatashi from GEMS Wellington International School (piano)
- Boglarka Kurucz from GEMS Wellington Academy-Silicon Oasis (voice)
- Taejas Venkataraman from GEMS Wellington International School (violin)