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International Handel Singing Competition Final

International Handel Singing Competition Final

Tickets: £55 | £45 | £30 | £15*

*please note £15 are heavily restricted viewing

The Handel Singing Competition was inaugurated in 2002 and has grown to become a major international singing event, attracting some 150 applicants from all over the world in recent years. Ian Partridge and James Bowman were the first adjudicators, and past finalists include Iestyn Davies, Ruby Hughes, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, Sophie Junker, Anna Starushkevych and Grace Davidson.


First Prize £5,000 generously supported by Philip Carne and the Carne Trust

Second Prize £2,000 supported in memory of Michael Ewart

Audience Prize £300

Finalists Prize £300

All finalists in the Handel Singing Competition are guaranteed recitals in the London Handel Festival. Many past finalists are also invited to perform solos in other prestigious concerts during the Festival and in other concerts and recitals internationally.

2022 Finalists

Meili Li countertenor* 

Melissa Gregory mezzo-soprano

Harriet Burns soprano

Anita Monserrat mezzo-soprano

Alexander Chance countertenor

*Meili Li was originally selected to compete in the final of the 2020 Handel Singing Competition. However, due to COVID-19 the 2020 Final was cancelled and did not take place.