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This page and website was updated on 21 April 2015 - 8.22am

Following a wonderful Final to a packed house we are delighted to announce that Josep-Ramon Olivé won the Regina Etz Prize and the Audience Prize.

Maria Ostroukhova came second with the Michael Oliver Prize.

Ingrida Gápová, Sarah Hayashi and Alice Privett received the Selma D and Leon Fishbach Memorial Prizes.

Ingrida Gápová soprano
Sarah Hayashi soprano
Josep-Ramon Olivé baritone
Maria Ostroukhova mezzo-soprano
Alice Privett

The Final was held on Monday 20 April at 7pm
at St George's, Hanover Square.

We are very grateful to Catherine Wyn-Rogers for stepping- in 
to adjudicate at the last minute, as Sarah Connolly was unable to be with us.

We have come to the end of another season of beautiful, fun and interesting performances and events.

Thank you to everyone who took part; to those who came; those who supported us; and all those behind the scenes and front of house without whom it would be difficult to function.

We are also very grateful to all our venues, particularly St George's, which is overrun by us for a period of weeks. 

I will keep people informed about Denys Darlow's Memorial Concert, the Annual Fundraiser and Messiah on this page and by enews.

I will be updating the website over the summer with photographs etc but it all takes quite a bit of time and other more urgent things have to be dealt with first.

See you soon.

Best wishes and thank you.
Catherine Hodgson
Festival Director

DENYS DARLOW - Denys died on 24 February and
the 2015 Festival was dedicated to him.

If you have any queries please contact us on about the Competition or for everything else.


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