And it was the turn of the strings to take centre stage at the festival yesterday.
Liam Johnson came first in the Violas Solos Open category, while in the Cello Solos Open, first prize went to Alwin Bucher.
As well as instrumental competitions, the festival features singing, drama, Scottish country dancing and speech.
More than 7000 young performers are taking part in the two-week event at six venues across the city.
The Festival, which will have daily coverage in the Evening Times, will culminate in the The Last Night Concert, when the major trophies will be awarded.
Marion B Hamilton Certificate: Aileymill Primary
String Solos - Unaccompanied Bach: 1 Laura Ayoub, 2 Kirsty MacLeod, 3 Michael Fu, 3 Konrad Bucher.
String Concerto: 1 Laura Ayoub, 2 Kirsty MacLeod, 3 Ben Burnley.
Modern String Solos: 1 Liam Johnson, 2 Konrad Bucher, 2 Serena Whitmarsh.
String Sonata: 1 Laura Ayoub , 2 Kirsty MacLeod, 3 Isabella Argondizza, 3 Ben Burnley.
Viola Solos - Open: 1 Liam Johnson.
Cello Solos - Open: 1 Alwin Bucher.
Cello Solos A: 1 Verity MacInnes.
Cello Solos D: 1 Guan-An Chen.
Double Bass Solos - Open: 1 Ben Burnley.
SCD - Primary Schools (P7): 1 Aileymill Primary.
SCD - Primary Schools (P5): 1 Aileymill Primary, 2 St Leonard's Primary.
SCD - Primary Schools (P4): 1 St Leonard's Primary, 2 Aileymill Primary.