During the Winners’ announcement, Sir John Tomlinson, one of the judges, addressed the finalists and said of their recitals, “Thank you for eight excellent performances. You have given us a lot of pleasure and it was difficult reaching a decision.” Philip Fowke, who had also been judging, also described his “great pleasure” at listening to the afternoon of performances.
The Winners of the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards are:
Harriet Burns, Soprano
Annabel Kennedy, Mezzo-Soprano
Caroline Taylor, Soprano
Ana Manastireanu, playing for Annabel Kennedy
Rebecca Leggett, Mezzo-Soprano
The final will be held at the Wigmore Hall, Thursday 14 November, 1-4pm. Adjudicated by Sir John Tomlinson, Emma Bell, Michael Dussek and Chaired by Jackdaws Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg.
Entries are now open for the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2019.
The Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards are unique in recognising potential as well as achievement. For over 20 years, the Award has been a springboard on to international careers in opera house and on the concert stage. For a full history of past winners, who include Anna Devin (2008), Dawid Kimberg (2004), Christopher Maltman (1994), Sarah Fox (1996), Amanda Echalaz (2002), Madeleine Pierard (2009) and Julien van Mellaerts (2015), visit the archive.
1st Prize: £2000
Final Round: The Wigmore Hall, 14 November
Singers aged: 22 – 30
Closing date: Friday 18 October
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