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.

The Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2019 Competition

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

All enquiries to

Dated 3 December 2018


2018 Final Results

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Competition which was held at Wigmore Hall on 27 April 2018.

First Prize
William Thomas

Second Prize
Josephine Goddard

Ferrier Loveday Song Prize
Catriona Hewitson

Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize
Michael Pandya

2018 Finalists

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