The 25th Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards

The 25th Maureen Lehane Vocal AwardsThe annual Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards have been supporting aspiring young singers for 25 years. The opportunity afforded to finalists, a recital in the Wigmore Hall, is a dream of every applicant. Past winners have included Christopher Maltman, Amanda Echalaz, Dawid Kimberg, Anna Devin and Madeleine Pierard. See the full Hall of Fame.

2017 Awards
Final: 1pm, Friday 10 November 2017
Wigmore Hall, London

Adjudicators
Mary Nelson (Award Winner 1995)
Faafetai Jonathan Lemalu
Christopher Glynn
Chaired by Saffron van Zwanenberg, Jackdaws Artistic Director

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. Held in the Autumn with the final at the Wigmore Hall.

Wigmore Hall1st Prize: £2000
2nd Prize: £1000
3rd Prize: £500
Accompanist Prize: £1000
Audience Prize: £250

Generously supported by the Rosemary Budgen Charitable Trust, Cooper Hall Emerging Artists and a Private Legacy donation.

Preliminary Auditions: 14 & 15 October

Applications
Complete and return the 25th Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards Application and return by post / email to music@jackdaws.org with supporting documents and entry fee of £25 (plus further £20 if you require the official accompanist).

Entry Deadline: Friday 6 October, 5pm
Application does not guarantee an audition.

Winner of the Maureen Lehane Vocal Award 2016 - Nardus Williams, Soprano2016 Winners
First Prize
Nardus Williams, Soprano

Second Prize
Holly Marie Bingham, Mezzo-Soprano

Third Prize
Sam Carl, Bass

Accompanist Prize
Leo Nicholson

Audience Prize
Nardus Williams, Soprano