This page was updated on 27 May 2014
Dates for the HSC 2015 will be posted to this page by the end of August 2014.
HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2014
The results are:
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 Fairbairn - soprano - 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
First Prize: REGINA ETZ PRIZE - £5000 and a performance in 2015
Second Prize: MICHAEL OLIVER PRIZE - £2000 - and a Recital in 2015
FARINELLI PRIZE: for counter-tenors - £2000
SELMA D AND LEON FISHBACH MEMORIAL PRIZES FOR FINALISTS: £30
Audience Prize - MICHAEL NORMINGTON PRIZE: £300
Ian Partridge Chairman (all rounds)
John Mark Ainsley (Final)
Edward Blakeman (Semi and Final)
Catherine Denley (all rounds)
Michael George (all rounds)
Patrizia Kwella (all rounds)
First Round: 18, 19, 20 February - at Craxton Studios
Semi-Final: Thursday 6 March - St George's, Hanover Square
The Final: 18 March - St George's, Hanover Square
HOW TO APPLY FOR 2014
Information and Criteria and how to apply - please click HERE. ISSUU version click HERE
Click HERE for the Word version of the Application Form.
Online application form - please click HERE.
AGE LIMIT: Age limit 23 to 34 years old at the beginning of the First Round.
References - these should also be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
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.