This page was updated on 21 April - 10.44am
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.
Photographs will be added to this page as soon as possible.
FINALISTS FOR 2015
Ingrida Gápová soprano
Sarah Hayashi soprano
Josep-Ramon Olivé baritone
Maria Ostroukhova mezzo-soprano
Alice Privett soprano
The Final was on Monday 20 April at 7pm
at St George's, Hanover Square
RESULTS OF THE FIRST ROUND 2015
The following singers went through to the Semi-Final on 9 April 2015.
CAMILLE BUTCHER soprano
SARAH DENBEE mezzo-soprano
ANNA BINETA DIOUF mezzo-soprano
INGRIDA GÁPOVÁ soprano
SARAH HAYASHI soprano
MEILI LI counter-tenor
JOSEP-RAMON OLIVE baritone
MARIA OSTROUKHOVA mezzo-soprano
ALICE PRIVETT soprano
MAXIMILIAN RIEBL counter-tenor
ANA SCHWEDHELM soprano
LAUREN ZOLEZZI soprano
FIRST ROUND - 23, 24, 25 February 2015
Craxton Studios, 14 Kidderpore Avenue, London, NW3 7SU
2015 First Round & Semi-Final Accompanists:
Information about 2016 will be posted here by early September.
Please click HERE for Criteria and General Information 2015
Please click HERE for the Application Form in Word 2015
Please click HERE for the online Application form 2015
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)
Catherine Denley (all rounds)
Michael George (all rounds)
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Final)
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.
HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2014
Regina Etz Prize (First)
EWA GUBANSKA - 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 GubaÅ„ska - 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