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.
Performers chosen to appear in the 2018 Ferrier Competition semi-finals on Wednesday 25 April at Wigmore Hall starting at 1.30 pm.
SingersPianist (*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*