2020 Competition

The Kathleen Ferrier Award Competition 2020
65th Competition

Applications are now closed 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.

Unfortunately the Semi-final and Final due to take place on the 21 April and 24 April respectively at Wigmore Hall, London will not now be happening at that time. We hope to re-schedule these dates in the late autumn. New dates will be posted on our website when we have them.


Rules and Repertoire requirements may be downloaded from here

Kathleen Ferrier Awards Risk Assessment may be downloaded from here

Covid-19 Screening checklist may be downloaded from here