The Competition will be streamed on our website from the following times:
Semi-Final Part 1 – Wednesday 9 December 2020 from 6pm Semi-Final Part 2 – Thursday 10 December 2020 from 6pm Semi-Final Part 3 – Friday 11 December 2020 from 6pm Final – Sunday 13 December 2020 from 6pm
The Prizewinners will be announced at the end of the Final film c 8.30pm
Following the successful completion of the preliminary auditions and semi-final of the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the following performers have been chosen to take part in the final. All these performances will be available to view on-line, details of which will be made available in due course, and the winners announced at the end of the broadcast.
Ted Black Tenor Ana Manastireanu * Piano
Liam Bonthrone Tenor Dylan Perez Piano
Jessica Cale Soprano George Ireland * Piano
Milly Forrest Soprano Hamish Brown * Piano
Judith Le Breuilly Mezzo-Soprano Joseph Ramadan Piano
Julieth Lozano Soprano Lucy Colquhoun Piano
Ella Taylor Soprano Leo Nicholson Piano
The following performers also took part in the semi-final of the Competition and remain eligible for the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize and the Help Musicians’ Accompanist’s Prize.
Ana Beard Fernández Soprano Matthew Jorysz * Piano
Hilary Cronin Soprano Matthew Jorysz * Piano
Camilla Harris Soprano Natalie Burch * Piano
Helena Moore Soprano Matthew Jorysz * Piano
Stephanie Wake-Edwards Mezzo-Soprano Patrick Milne * Piano
* denotes pianist competing for the Help Musician’s Accompanist’s Prize.
We are very happy to announce the continuation of the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards following the suspension of the Competition in March. The outstanding preliminary auditions are scheduled to take place at Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, Southwark, London SE1 4HU on Thursday 12 November and Friday 13 November followed by the semi-final on the afternoon of Friday 20 November with the final on the evening of Sunday 22 November at times to be confirmed, again at Henry Wood Hall. Sadly none of these can be open to the public but the possibility of streaming the semi-final and final is being investigated. More details will be provided in due course.
We are delighted to announce that the Jurors for the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards are:
Valerie Beale (Chairman)
Rosalind Plowright OBE.
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.
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.