The Gold Medal 2017
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.
Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pre (1960), Tasmin Little (1986) 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.
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Sebastian F. Schwarz General Director of Glyndebourne
Jonathan Vaughan Vice-Principal & Director of Music, Guildhall School
Dominic Wheeler Head of Opera, Guildhall School
£20, £15 (£5 concessions).
Listen to our podcast with finalists Bianca Andrew, Samuel Carl, Josep-Ramon Olivé and Daniel Shelvey, as we discuss their Gold Medal experiences, the road to the final and how they're preparing for a concert in the Barbican Hall.