2022 Competition

Applications are now invited for the 2022 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

The Competition is open to singers of any nationality who, on or before 1 February 2022, have completed at least one year of a continuous higher education course in music at a recognised conservatoire or music school in the United Kingdom (UK) or Republic of Ireland (RoI) or who have completed the equivalent year of continuous study in the UK or RoI with a recognised vocal coach; they must also have their main residence in the UK or RoI as at 1 February 2022, and applicants may be required to produce evidence to support this. All singers must be 28 or under on 22 April 2022.

An accompanist whose singer(s) reaches the semi-final or final rounds of the Competition will be eligible to compete for the Help Musicians Accompanist’s Prize if, as at 1 February 2022, they have their main residence in the UK and are 28 or under on 22 April 2022.

As well as a first prize of £12,500 and a second prize of £6,000, there is the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize of £5,000 and Help Musicians UK Accompanists Prize of £5,000.

The 2022 Competition will start with preliminary auditions held on 7, 9, 10, 11 and 13 March at Henry Wood Hall, London SE1 4HU, followed by the Semi-final on the 20 April and Final on the 22 April, with both these events taking place before a public audience at Wigmore Hall, London W1U 2BP. In early February 2022 tickets will be on sale directly from the Wigmore Hall Box Office.

The deadline for applications for the 2022 competition is 23:59 GMT on1 February 2022 for both singers and accompanists.  Application received after this time will not be considered.

The full details of eligibility and repertoire requirements are available here.

The singer’s application form is available here.

The singer’s endorsement form is available here.

For specimen programme please see here.

The accompanist’s application form is available here.

All enquiries to info@ferrierawards.org.uk or 07751 069551.

Dated 31 October 2021