Academy singers and pianists shortlisted for 2015 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

-Posted on 15.05.2015

Four Academy singers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wigmore/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition. Richard Dowling, Angharad Lyddon, Kate Howden and Aoife Miskelly will compete at Wigmore Hall in September.

Established in 1996, the competition has become one of the most esteemed platforms for recognising young talent in song recital. Over five days, the 26 shortlisted singers from across the world will compete at Wigmore Hall and receive coaching from some of the best international song performers. The winner of the competition will receive £10,000 and the opportunity to perform a Wigmore Hall recital.

Alongside the song recital prize, Academy alumni William Vann, Finnegan Downie DearSachika Taniyama and Tom Primrose have been shortlisted for the pianist prize.

Past winners in the competition include Academy alumni baritone Marcus Farnsworth, tenor Robin Tritschler and pianist James Baillieu.

The Kohn Foundation also provides invaluable support to the Royal Academy of Music’s Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series, Bach Prize and scholarships for singers.

More information about the competition and all the shortlisted competitors

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