Following two days of auditions on the 8th and 9th October, we present, with great excitement, the singers competing in the iconic Wigmore Hall at the finals of the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2016:
David Ireland, Bass-Baritone accompanied by Ed Whitehead
Claire Barnett Jones, Mezzo-Soprano accompanied by Dylan Perez
Sung Kyu Choi, Baritone accompanied by Seungwon Lee
Nardus Williams, Soprano accompanied by Dylan Perez
Sam Carl, Bass accompanied by Leo Nicholson
Catriona Hewitson, Soprano accompanied by Paul McKenzie
Malachy Frame, Baritone accompanied by Liam Crangle
Holly Marie Bingham, Mezzo-Soprano accompanied by Kaoru Wada
The winner will be decided by the panel of four judges:
chaired by Saffron van Zwanenberg
All finalists are required to present a programme consisting of four items. There are two set composers; Handel, of whose music Maureen Lehane was a renowned interpreter, and Peter Wishart, her late husband in whose memory the awards were started.
The 2016 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards are possible because of the generous support from The Mercers’ Company, The Rosemary Budgen Charitable Trust, Cooper Hall Emerging Artists, Frome Voices and the Jackdaws Trustees.
The final takes place on Friday 28 October at 1pm, Wigmore Hall. We hope to see you there.