The Gold Medal 2021
Saturday 8 May, 7pm
Guildhall School’s most prestigious music prize returns with this concert broadcast from Barbican Hall.
This year it’s the turn of the singers, who will perform with piano accompaniment and with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Natalie Murray Beale. Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Tasmin Little (1986), Sir Bryn Terfel (1989) and, most recently, pianist Soohong Park (2020, pictured above with Vice-Principal & Director of Music Jonathan Vaughan).
The 2021 Gold Medal is dedicated to the memory of Adrian Thorne
Thando Mjandana tenor
Songs and arias by Bellini, Mbeki Mbali, Leoncavallo, Donizetti and Mozart
Laura Lolita Perešivana soprano
Songs and arias by Jake Heggie, R. Schumann, Vītols, Rachmaninov, Alyabyev, Handel and Rossini
Olivia Boen soprano
Songs and arias by Messiaen, Marx, Maconchy, Rachmaninov, Leoncavallo, R. Strauss and Carlisle Floyd
Tom Mole baritone
Songs and arias by Rachmaninov, Wolf, Finzi, Moss, Stravinsky, Verdi and Bizet
Gweneth Ann Rand
Jordan de Souza
Natalie Murray Beale
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Natalie Murray Beale conductor
Josh Ridley piano (accompanying Thando Mjandana)
Toby Hession piano (accompanying Laura Lolita Perešivana & Olivia Boen)
Inês Costa piano (accompanying Tom Mole)
How to watch
The Gold Medal 2021 is free to watch, no registration required.
Photo - 2020 Gold Medal winner, pianist Soohong Park © Clive Totman