The Gold Medal 2019
Concert, Opera & Vocal
The Gold Medal was endowed by Sir H. Dixon Kimber in 1915 and since the 1950s it has been open to singers and instrumentalists in alternate years.
This year it’s the turn of the singers, who will perform a short programme with accompaniment from pianists Dylan Perez, Michael Pandya and Panaretos Kyriatzidis, followed by a second half of arias with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Farnes.
Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Patricia Rozario (1979) and Tasmin Little (1986).
Guildhall alumnus Sir Bryn Terfel, who won the Medal in 1989, joins Ann Murray DBE, Jonathan Vaughan, Richard Farnes and Kevin Murphy on this year’s distinguished judging panel.
Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano
Songs and arias by Purcell, Schubert, Wolf, Medtner, Rodrigo, Gounod, Britten, Mahler and Mozart
William Thomas bass
Songs and arias by Wolf, Poulenc, Loewe, Rossini, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov
Samantha Clarke soprano
Songs and arias by Strauss, Poulenc, Copland, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Puccini and Stravinsky
James Newby baritone
Songs and arias by Warlock, Liszt, Duparc, Butterworth, Handel, Mahler and Mascagni
£20, £15 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office
Young Barbican: £5 (subject to availability). 14–25? Become a Young Barbican member.