Winners 2017!

The winners of the 62nd Ferrier Competition, announced on Wigmore Hall’s stage on 28th April 2017, are:

First Prize – Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone

Second Prize – James Way, tenor

Song Prize – Patrick Terry, counter-tenor 

Accompanist’s Prize – Gamal Khamis, piano 

Warmest congratulations to the winners and to all the finalists.

Final 2017 – the contestants

Following the Semi-final auditions at Wigmore Hall on 26th April, we are delighted to announce the six finalists of the 62nd Ferrier Competition. The Final is taking place at Wigmore Hall on Friday 28th April, 18:00.

Ferrier Final at Wigmore Hall

The contestants are listed in order of appearance [pianists marked * are competing for the Accompanist’s Prize]

Eduard Mas Bacardit, tenor
*Dylan Perez, piano

 

Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone
*Gamal Khamis, piano

Patrick Terry, counter-tenor
*Somi Kim, piano

Francesca Chiejina, soprano
*Dylan Perez, piano

James Way, tenor
*Natalie Burch, piano

Daniel Shelvey, baritone
*Dylan Perez, piano

Semi-final 2017 – the shortlist

Following four days of preliminary auditions (31st March to 3rd April 2017), we are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Semi-final of the 62nd Ferrier Competition taking place on 26th April 2017 at the Wigmore Hall.

Ferrier Semi-final at Wigmore Hall

[pianists marked * are competing for the Accompanist’s Prize]

Francesca Chiejina, soprano
*Dylan Perez, piano

Katie Coventry, mezzo
*Hamish Brown, piano

Eduard Mas Bacardit, tenor
*Dylan Perez, piano

Henry Neill, baritone
*Somi Kim, piano

Alex Otterburn, baritone
*Somi Kim, piano

Carly Owen, soprano
*Frederick Brown, piano

Dominic Sedgwick, baritone
Ceri Owen, piano

Daniel Shelvey, baritone
*Dylan Perez, piano

Patrick Terry, counter-tenor
*Somi Kim, piano

Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone
*Gamal Khamis, piano

James Way, tenor
*Natalie Burch, piano

New Administrator for the competition

In December 2016, Katie Avey stepped down from the role of Administrator of the Competition after 14 years.   “It has been a been a marvellously interesting and enjoyable experience and I have loved working with such wonderful singers, both young competitors and more experienced jurors”- Katie.

Between December 2016 and May 2017 the Ferrier Awards were managed by Vicky Yannoula. Vicky, a graduate of the RCM and Goldsmiths College, has many years experience in musical management and administration for educational, arts and charitable organisations.