Singing Recital Prize Competition

The Singing Recital Prize Competition is open to singers who are at conservatoire, have graduated within the last three years or are awaiting the start of their post-graduate course. The accompanists’ competition is open to pianists who are at conservatoire or are awaiting the start of their post-graduate course.

Singers of a high standard unable to fulfil the above criteria should instead enter class C03, the Elizabeth Fordham Recital Prize, or C08, the Edward German Prize.

The recital can last up to 20 minutes with a maximum of five pieces. Entrants must sing one choice from each of four out of the five categories listed below, plus a fifth piece of their own choice, if desired.

  1. Early English or Italian song from the 16th or 17th
  2. A song from the 19th or 20th century sung in German, French or other European language.
  3. An aria from an opera, to be sung in the original language, with or without recitative.
  4. An aria from an oratorio, in the original language or in English, with or without recitative.
  5. A 20th or 21st century English or American art-song or a folksong.

A £500 cash prize will be awarded to the highest placed singer and a £300 cash prize to the highest placed accompanist.

Singers and accompanists should make separate entries, but let the singing section head know who they will be performing with.

Singer’s entry fee: £35, Accompanist’s entry fee: £25

As well as for the performance of a balanced and well-designed programme, the prize will be awarded to the performers with the most refined and developed sense of stagecraft – competitors will find themselves adjudicated not only on the depth of their musicianship but on how they present themselves, introduce their musical programme and generally connect with an audience. The two videos below show performances from the 2019 and 2018 Competitions together with interviews with the adjudicators who explain what they are looking for from winning entries.

To read about accompanist and see videos from 2018 and 2019 competitions, click the ‘read more’ link below.

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