The Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2019 Competition

Applications are now invited for the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

The 64th Competition will start with preliminary auditions held on 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 March at the Henry Wood Hall, London SE1 4HU, followed by the Semi-final on the 24 April and Final on the 26 April, with both these events taking place before a public audience at Wigmore Hall, London W1U 2BP.

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 the Help Musicians UK Accompanists Prize of £5,000.

The Deadline for applications for the 2019 competition is 1 February 2019 for singers and 1 March 2019 accompanists.

The Competition is open to singers of any nationality who, on or before 1 February 2019, have completed at least one year of a continuous higher education course in music at a recognised conservatoire or music school in the UK or Eire or who have completed the equivalent year of continuous study in the UK or Eire with a recognised vocal coach; they must also be currently resident in the UK or Eire. All singers must be 28 or under on 26 April 2019.

For full details of eligibility, repertoire requirements and application forms please see https://ferrierawards.org.uk/competition-entry/.

All enquiries to info@ferrierawards.org.uk

Dated 3 December 2018

 

New Administrator for the Kathleen Ferrier Awards

The Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Arnold as the new Administrator for the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. After studying Maths and Music at Exeter University, Amanda worked for many years at PRS for Music and with the PRS for Music Foundation. In more recent times she has worked for the Britten-Pears Foundation in Aldeburgh, in particular running their grants schemes and composer residencies. Amanda says “I am delighted to have been asked to run the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and am looking forward to working with the young singers and pianists at the start of their performing careers.”

 

2018 Final Results

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Competition which was held at Wigmore Hall on 27 April 2018.

First Prize
William Thomas

Second Prize
Josephine Goddard

Ferrier Loveday Song Prize
Catriona Hewitson

Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize
Michael Pandya

2018 Finalists

Performers chosen to appear in the 2018 Ferrier Competition final on Friday 27 April at Wigmore Hall starting at 6pm are:

Singers                                                                                          Pianist (*competing for the                                                                                                                                      accompanist’s prize)

Nardus Williams soprano                                                    Jȃms Coleman*
Samuel Carl  bass-baritone                                                 Soohong Park
Stephanie Wake-Edwards contralto                               Thormod Rönning Kvam*

                                                        Interval (approx 20 minutes)

Josephine Goddard soprano                                            Elliot Launn*
William Thomas bass                                                           Michael Pandya*
Catriona Hewitson soprano                                               Eleanor Kornas*

all photos by Robert Piwko

2018 Semi-finalists running order

Performers chosen to appear in the 2018 Ferrier Competition semi-finals on Wednesday 25 April at Wigmore Hall starting at 1.30 pm.

Singers                                                                 Pianist (*competing for the accompanist’s prize)

Elgan Llŷr Thomas tenor                              Dylan Perez*
Ida Ränzlöv mezzo-soprano                        Lucy Colquhoun
Christian Valle bass-baritone                    Michael Sikich
Stephanie Wake-Edwards alto                Thormod Rönning Kvam*
Nardus Williams soprano                           Jȃms Coleman*
Samuel Carl  bass-baritone                         Soohong Park
                                Interval (approx 20 minutes)
Daniel Mullaney tenor                                  Nathan Harris
Catriona Hewitson soprano                       Eleanor Kornas*
William Thomas bass                                    Michael Pandya*
Josephine Goddard soprano                      Elliot Launn*
Michael Mofidian bass-baritone              Jȃms Coleman*