The Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2020 Competition

Applications are now invited for the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

The Competition is open to singers of any nationality who, on or before 3 February 2020, 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 24 April 2020.

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 2020 Competition will start with preliminary auditions held between 16 to 23 March at the Henry Wood Hall, London SE1 4HU, followed by the Semi-final on the 21 April and Final on the 24 April, with both these events taking place before a public audience at Wigmore Hall, London W1U 2BP. In early February 2020 tickets will be on sale directly from the Wigmore Hall Box Office.

The deadline for applications for the 2020 competition is 3 February 2020 for singers and 2 March 2020 accompanists.

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 1 November 2019

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