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*
The jurors for the 2018 competition will be…
Elaine Padmore OBE (Chairman)
John Mark Ainsley
Malcolm Martineau OBE
Joan Rodgers CBE
Debra Colvin was appointed as the Administrator of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in October 2017. Debra studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked both in the music and finance industries. We are delighted to welcome her.
all photos by Robert Piwko
Julien Van Mellaerts
Ferrier Loveday Song Prize
Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize
The Kathleen Ferrier Awards have produced a book to celebrate the centenary of Ferrier’s birth entitled Blow The Wind Southerly which includes articles from Rupert Christiansen, Christopher Fifield and Graham Johnson; a selection of memories from people who met Kathleen or heard her sing, including John Copley, John Tooley and George Christie, and extracts from letters and diaries offering an insight into her character and the impact she had on the public. A disc featuring a selection of lesser-known recordings, spoken excerpts from Kathleen herself and interviews with fellow singers and contemporaries is also included.
Available via the Faber Music Store or Amazon.