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.
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.