The Gold Medal
The Guildhall School’s most prestigious prize for musicians. This year is the turn of the singers, who will perform a short programme with piano accompaniment followed by a second half of arias with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dominic Wheeler. Finalists will be announced in the new year.
The jury comprises mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, General Director of Glyndebourne Sebastian F. Schwarz and the Guildhall School’s Vice-Principal & Director of Music, Jonathan Vaughan.
Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pre (1960), Tasmin Little (12986) and Bryn Terfel (1989).
Bianca Andrew mezzo-soprano
Songs and arias by Wolf, Chausson, Massenet and Weill.
Samuel Carl bass-baritone
Songs and arias by Medtner, Haas, Mozart and Mussorgsky.
Josep-Ramon Olivé baritone
Songs and arias by Schubert, Handel, Korngold and Rossini.
Daniel Shelvey baritone
Songs and arias by Vaughan-Williams, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Britten.
£20, £15 (£5 concessions), available from 13 February 2017. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.