Wigmore Hall and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World today announced a new partnership which underlines their shared commitment to supporting the best young singers beyond the Competition and to the art of the song recital.
As a result of this new partnership, all five of the Song Prize finalists in the 2019 edition of the biennial competition will each be invited to give a debut recital at Wigmore Hall in the forthcoming seasons.
John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall and a long-standing member of the Song Prize jury, has agreed to become Chair of the Song Prize Jury. John Gilhooly said:
“I am very much looking forward to chairing the Song Prize Jury for Cardiff Singer of the World. The competition has continued to go from strength to strength in recent years, and it is an international force for good in terms of championing the art of the song recital. The artists taking part in the competition are consistently excellent, and I look forward to giving debut Wigmore Hall recitals to the five Song Prize finalists.”