After a full five days of auditions the following twelve singers have been selected to appear in the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Competition semi-final on Wednesday 24 April at Wigmore Hall starting at 1.30 pm.
James Atkinson baritone
Samantha Clarke soprano
Andrew Hamilton baritone
Erik Kallo countertenor
Adam Maxey bass-baritone
Tim Morgan countertenor
Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano
Maria Ostroukhova mezzo-soprano
Theodore Platt baritone
Adam Temple-Smith tenor
Eline Vandenheede soprano
Benson Wilson baritone.
Confirmation of the accompanists, including those competing for the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize, will be published shortly.
Tickets are now available from Wigmore Hall Box Office https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/kathleen-ferrier-awards-2019-201904241330
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/.
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Dated 3 December 2018
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.”
We are delighted to announce the results of the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Competition which was held at Wigmore Hall on 27 April 2018.
Ferrier Loveday Song Prize
Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize
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