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HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION

This page was updated on 3 November 2016  
   
HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2017
 
The closing date for applications will be Friday 6 January. The first round will be in the w/b Monday 13 February in London. The semi-final will on Wednesday 22 March and the final on Tuesday 4 April, both in central London.
 
The Handel Singing Competition (HSC) has been held annually since 2002 with Ian Partridge and James Bowman as the first adjudicators. The HSC has since grown and there are now over 140 applications each year.

The Competition comprises a First Round at Craxton Studios (although it is possible to send in sound files at this stage if you are living abroad), followed by a live Semi-Final of approximately 12-15 singers, which is open to the public at Grosvenor Chapel. The live Final is held at St George's Hanover Square and the finalists are accompanied by the London Handel Orchestra, conducted by Laurence Cummings.

Past finalists include Ruby Huges, Iestyn Davies, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead and Rupert Charlesworth.
 
ADJUDICATORS
Ian Partridge
Catherine Denley
Michael George
Other adjudicators to be confirmed

 
PRIZES
First Prize: REGINA ETZ PRIZE £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Audience Prize: MICHAEL NORMINGTON PRIZE £300
Finalist Prize: THE SELMA D AND LEON FISHBACH MEMORIAL PRIZE £300

AGE LIMIT
23 to 34 years old as of 1 February 2017 i.e. you must be at least 23 years old and no older than 34 on this date.
 
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
Friday 6 January 2017 
6pm (UK Time)

All applications must be made via the online form.

 
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY WITH YOUR ALLOCATED TIME SLOT.
 
Please check the website from 23 January onwards to find out the schedule for the First Round.

FEE
There is an administrative charge of £40 for entering the competition.

CONTACT INFO

If you have any further questions at this stage, please e-mail competition@londonhandelfestival.org.uk
 
 
HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2016

FINAL 2016

Held on 4 April 2016
at St George's, Hanover Square

Winner of the Regina Etz Prize (First)
William Wallace tenor

Winner of the Michael Oliver Prize (Second)

Galina Averina soprano

Winner of the Farinelli Prize (for counter-tenors)
Meili Li 


Winner of the Michael Normington (Audience) Prize
Marie Lys soprano

Selma D and Leon Fishbach Memorial Prizes
Shaked Bar  soprano
Pavla Flámová soprano
Marie Lys soprano

to download the programme click HERE

RESULTS OF THE FIRST ROUND:

Galina Averina soprano
Shaked Bar soprano
Anna Maria Carbonera soprano
Pavla Flámová soprano
Clare Ghigo
mezzo-soprano
Artur Janda bass-baritone
Laurie Janssens soprano
Sofia Larsson soprano
Meili Li counter-tenor
Marie Lys soprano
Soraya Mafi soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano
William Wallace tenor

 

HSC 2015 FINAL
 
JOSEP-RAMON OLIVE
JOSEP-RAMON OLIVÉ 

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.







You can download the programme HERE


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

SEMI-FINALISTS FOR 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

2015 First Round & Semi-Final Accompanists:
Luke Green 
Chad Kelly 
Nathaniel Mander
Asako Ogawa
Heather Tomola 


Please click HERE for Criteria and General Information 2016

Please click HERE for the Application Form in Word 2016

Please click HERE for the online Application form 2016

PRIZES FOR 2016

First Prize: REGINA ETZ PRIZE - £5000 and a performance in 2017

Second Prize:  MICHAEL OLIVER PRIZE - £2000 - and a Recital in 2017

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 2016
Ian Partridge Chairman (all rounds)
Catherine Denley (all rounds)
Michael George (all rounds)
Others 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 by e-mail 
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.

   
   

 

Click for information about HSC 2002-2014

Click for information about HSC 2013

HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2016

  William Wallace tenor

  Galina Averina soprano
  Marie Lys soprano
  Pavla Flámová soprano
  Shaked Bar soprano

HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION 2015

Josep-Ramon OliveJosep-Ramon Olive
Josep-Ramon OliveJosep-Ramon Olive
  Josep-Ramon Olivé baritone
 

Maria OstroukhovaMaria Ostroukhova

Maria OstroukhovaMaria Ostroukhova
  Maria Ostroukhova mezzo-soprano
Sarah Hayashi
Sarah Hayashi
Sarah HayashiSarah Hayashi
  Sarah Hayashi soprano
 
Ingrida GapovaIngrida Gapova
   Ingrida GapovaIngrida Gapova              
  Ingrida Gápová soprano
 
Alice PrivettAlice Privett
Alice PrivettAlice Privett
  Alice Privett soprano

 

London Handel Festival

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Ilminster,
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