2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards

Following Wigmore Hall’s closure until 31 July, the semi-finals and finals for the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards scheduled to take place at Wigmore Hall on 21 and 24 April 2020 have been cancelled. We hope to re-schedule these dates in the late autumn. New dates will be posted on our website when we have them.

Any queries about tickets you may have purchased should be addressed to the box office at Wigmore Hall who are offering a credit note to the purchaser’s account or a refund.

Preliminary Auditions will be taking place starting Monday 16th March 2020

The preliminary auditions for the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards will take place in the week commencing Monday 16th March.

We continue to monitor the situation in relation to the spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19. We are guided by the advice given by the relevant authorities and in particular the Government and Public Health England. The advice currently given does not suggest that events need be cancelled or, specifically, that small-scale events such as ours should cease and, as such, we are continuing with the Preliminary Auditions as planned. Should there be any changes to this situation or policy then our website and social media platforms will be updated and participants contacted.

If however any participant is feeling unwell with the symptoms of coronavirus, or has been in close contact with someone who has those symptoms, they are asked not to attend the auditions. Further details about symptoms can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance.

We wish all participants every success in the Competition and look forward to hearing them next week.

Jurors for the 2020 Competition

UPDATED 15 March 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Jurors for the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards are:

Valerie Beale (Chairman)
Ryland Davies
Christopher Glynn
Rosalind Plowright OBE
David Syrus.

Jurors will hear the performers during all three rounds of the Competition. The preliminaries take place in the week starting 16 March with an announcement about the semi-finalists due the following week.

The Semi-final takes place at Wigmore Hall, Tuesday 21 April starting at 1.30pm and the Final at the same venue on Friday 24 April, starting at 6pm. Tickets are available direct from Wigmore Hall: please click on the links for the Semi-Final and for the Final.




We are delighted to announce the results of the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Competition
which was held at Wigmore Hall on 26 April 2019.

First Prize
Benson Wilson – Baritone

Second Prize
Theodore Platt – Baritone

Ferrier Loveday Song Prize
Ema Nikolovska – Mezzo-Soprano

Help Musician’s UK Accompanist’s Prize
William Green and Ella O’Neill

2019 Ferrier Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Ferrier Awards are:

Tim Morgan                                   Counter-Tenor
Joseph Ramadan                           Piano

Maria Ostroukhova                     Mezzo-Soprano
Lucy Colquhoun                             Piano

Theodore Platt                              Baritone
Keval Shah *                                   Piano

Adam Maxey                                 Bass-Baritone
Ella O’Neill *                                   Piano

Ema Nikolovska                            Mezzo-Soprano
Gary Beecher                                  Piano

Benson Wilson                              Baritone
Lucy Colquhoun                             Piano

* denotes pianist competing for the Accompanist’s Prize as are Hamish Brown, William Green and Ashley Beauchamp who played in the semi-final.