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HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION

This page was updated on 26 January 2015 - 9.55

UPDATE

The deadline for applications was 9 January 2015. Please do not send in an application now as it will not be accepted and you will waste your time. If you would like to apply for 2016 please do so by the deadline date and make sure that you send all the accompanying documents as indicated in the Criteria and General Information (see below). Information about 2016 will be available by the beginning of September.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in an application for the 2015 Handel Singing Competition.

We have been in contact with everyone who we think has applied. If you have not heard from us please let us know.

First Round - if there are any times that you are not free to sing on 23, 24, 25 February please let know by email to lhfhsc@gmail.com. The days will run from 10am to approximately 6pm.

We hope to have the
Schedule for the First Round ready on 9 February and it will be posted to this page to be downloaded. Ann Allen will be putting this together. We will try to make sure that it suits everyone's availability.

If you have any queries please email us on lhfhsc@gmail.com or londonhandelfestival@gmail.com


Accompaniment - there will be official accompanists but you can bring your own if you wish. We will need to know their name and you will need to pay them. We will choose the official accompanist for you as it is too complicated to do otherwise.

Warm-up room - there will be one warm-up room with a harpsichord. Everyone will have to take turns.

Ann Allen will be at Craxton Studios on 23, 24, 25 February. You can reach her on the lhfhsc@gmail.com

Good luck
Catherine Hodgson


HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2015 

FIRST ROUND - 23, 24, 25 February 2015
Craxton Studios, 14 Kidderpore Avenue, London, NW3 7SU

SEMI-FINAL - Thursday 9 April - 6pm
St George's, Hanover Square, St George Street, London, W1S 1FX

FINAL - Monday 20 April - 7pm
St George's, Hanover Square, St George Street, London, W1S 1FX

Please click HERE for Criteria and General Information

Please click HERE for the Application Form in Word

Please click HERE for the online Application form

PRIZES FOR 2015
First Prize: REGINA ETZ PRIZE - £5000 and a performance in 2016

Second Prize:  MICHAEL OLIVER PRIZE - £2000 - and a Recital in 2016

FARINELLI PRIZE: for counter-tenors - £2000 - if awarded

SELMA D AND LEON FISHBACH MEMORIAL PRIZES FOR FINALISTS: £300

Audience Prize - MICHAEL NORMINGTON PRIZE: £300

ADJUDICATORS FOR 2015
Ian Partridge Chairman (all rounds)
Edward Blakeman (Semi and Final)
Sarah Connolly (Final)
Catherine Denley (all rounds)
Michael George (all rounds)

ACCOMPANISTS FOR 2015
to be confirmed

AGE LIMIT: Age limit 23 to 34 years old at the beginning of the First Round.

EXTRA INFORMATION
References - these should also be sent lhfhsc@gmail.com
Application - You do not need to send a paper copy of your application - email or the online form is fine. Perhaps send it twice to ensure it gets through. We will let you know that we have received it. If you can scan passports etc. there should be no need to send anything by post.
Repertoire - the Competition is all Handel and there should be no repetition of arias.
Da capo - there is no rule, but it is better to make an internal cut rather than miss out 
a da capo.

Going over the time limit - if you plan a programme longer than the required time you could be penalised.


HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2014

Regina Etz Prize (First)
EWA GUBAŃSKA - mezzo-soprano coloratura - Polish

Michael Oliver Prize (Second)
MARIA VALDMAA - soprano

Michael Normington Prize (Audience)
MARIA VALDMAA - soprano - Estonian

Selma D and Leon Fishbach Memorial Prizes:
SUSANNA FAIRBAIRN - soprano - British
EDWARD GRINT - baritone - British
TIMOTHY NELSON - baritone - British

The singers were accompanied by the London Handel Orchestra
conducted by Laurence Cummings.

You can download the programme if you click HERE

The HSC 2014 Semi-Finalists were:
Einat Aronstein - soprano - German Israeli
Elizabeth Drury - soprano - British
Susanna Fairbairnsoprano - British
Jennifer France - soprano - British
Anna Gorbachyova - soprano - Russia
Edward Grint - baritone - British
Ewa Gubańska - mezzo-soprano coloratura - Polish
Natalie Johnson-Hyde - soprano - British
Timothy Nelson baritone - British
Gunta Smirnova - soprano - Latvian
Maria Valdmaa - soprano - Estonian
Maria Veretenina - soprano - Estonian

 

 

Click for information about HSC 2002-2014

Click for information about HSC 2013

  Ewa Gubańska
 

Maria Valdmaa

  Maria Valdmaa
 

Susanna Fairbairn
  Susanna Fairbairn
 
               
  Edward Grint
 
  Timothy Nelson

 

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