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HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION

This page was updated on 21 April

Photographs from the Competition will be added to the website in the next few weeks.

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

Dates for the HSC 2015 will be posted to this page by the end of August 2014.

The 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

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PRIZES
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

ADJUDICATORS 
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)


ACCOMPANISTS
Luke Green
Asako Ogawa
Heather Tomala

HSC 2014

Paris Auditions: 14 January
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

Deadline for applications for HSC 2014
Friday 10 January 2014 - 6.30pm - The Word and Online application forms are available below. Please email the Word application to lhfhsc@gmail.com. 

HOW TO APPLY
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.

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.

AGE LIMIT: Age limit 23 to 34 years old at 18 February 2014.

FIRST ROUND
18, 19, 20 February
Craxton Studios, 14 Kidderpore Avenue, London, NW3 7SU
This round is not open to the public.

How to get there: Bus from Portman Street, just off Oxford Street - 82/13/113
Get off at Fortune Green Road. You will have passed Finchley Road underground station and Camden Arts Centre Craxton Studios is next to St Luke's Church and at the top end of Kidderpore Avenue where it joins Platts Lane.

The LHS does not organise or pay for rehearsals, or rehearsal space for this Round before the day of the auditions. Singers need to discuss rehearsals with their accompanists.

SEMI-FINAL
Thursday 6 March
St George's, Hanover Square, St George Street, London, W1S 1FX
This round is open to the public.
The LHS will provide a rehearsal space and harpsichord for the Semi-Finalists.

FINAL
Tuesday 18 March 7pm
St George's, Hanover Square, St George Street, London, W1S 1FX
The final is open to the public.

 

 

 

Click for information about HSC 2002-2012
for information about 2013 see below
 
HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2014

   Ewa Gubańska                 Maria Valdmaa
   Susanna Fairbairn            Edward Grint
   Timothy Nelson

HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2013

First Prize - REGINA ETZ PRIZE
Rupert Charlesworth tenor
Second Prize - MICHAEL OLIVER PRIZE
Stephen Chambers tenor
Audience Prize - MICHAEL NORMINGTON PRIZE
Rupert Charlesworth tenor
Finalists' Prizes - SELMA D AND LEON FISHBACH MEMORIAL PRIZES
Natalie Montakhab soprano
Heimi Lee soprano
Frederick Long bass-baritone
Hagar Sharvit mezzo-soprano

You can download the programme for the evening HERE.

London Handel Festival

Horton House
8 Ditton Street
Ilminster
UK, TA19 0BQ

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