The 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

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Preliminary Notice

Dates: The Competition itself will take place between Sunday 3 – Thursday 7 September 2017 inclusive. Selected singers will be expected to arrive in London no later than Saturday 2 September 2017 and leave on Friday 8 September 2017.

Venues: All Rounds of the Competition will be held at Wigmore Hall.

Rules and Repertoire: The full rules, requirements for entry and repertoire for the Competition will be announced on Friday 9 September 2016.

Applications: Registration is now open, and closes on Friday 24 March 2017.


The Members of the International Jury will include:

  • John Gilhooly OBE Chairman
    Director, Wigmore Hall
  • Hugh Canning
    Chief classical music critic of The Sunday Times
  • Bernarda Fink
  • Christian Gerhaher
  • Soile Isokoski
  • David Jackson
    Artistic Director, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
  • Graham Johnson OBE
  • François Le Roux
  • Dame Felicity Lott

The Members of the Invitation Jury are:

  • Richard Jackson
  • Simon Lepper
  • Joy Mammen
    singing teacher, vocal coach

Contact: Specific enquiries should be directed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the General Manager, Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

Application Process

Important information for entrants wishing to apply for the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition