The annual Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards have been supporting aspiring young singers for over 20 years. The opportunity afforded to finalists, a recital in the Wigmore Hall, is a dream of every applicant.
This competition is for singers and accompanists aged 22-30 inclusive, presenting a programme of Handel, Peter Wishart as well as an own choice song for each round.
The 2016 Final will be Friday 28 October in the Wigmore Hall, London. The Judging Panel will be Rosemary Joshua, Joan Rodgers & Julian Jacobson, chaired by Saffron van Zwanenberg (Artistic Director).
Read the Winners’ Announcement.
With thanks to The Mercers’ Charitable Foundation, The Rosemary Bugden Trust, Cooper Hall Emerging Artists, Frome Voices and the Jackdaws Trustees. Without the financial assistance of these donors, this competition could not take place. If you are the position to do so, please consider supporting the future of these Vocal Awards by contacting our Artistic Director.
In 2015, the judges were Mary Plazas, Adrian Thompson and Phillip Thomas, chaired by Jackdaws Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg.
1st Prize: Julien van Mellaerts, Baritone (27)
2nd Prize: Grace Durham, Mezzo-Soprano (27)
3rd Prize: James Newby, Baritone (22)
Accompanist Prize: Edward Liddall (26) and Natalie Burch (23)
supported by Geoffrey and Margaret Batten
Audience Prize: James Newby, Baritone (22)
supported by Jackdaws Trustees