The 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

logo songcomp2017 SCongratulations to the prize winners of the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, which took place at Wigmore Hall on Thursday 7 September.

First Prize

  • Julien Van Mellaerts baritone

Second Prize

  • John Brancy baritone

Third Prize

  • Josh Quinn baritone

Finalist Prize

  • Clara Osowski mezzo-soprano

Pianist's Prize

  • Ian Tindale

Jean Meikle Prize for a Duo

Kindly donated by The Jean Meikle Music Trust

  • Gemma Summerfield soprano and Sebastian Wybrew piano

Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder

Sponsored by The Anglo-Austrian Music Society

  • Clara Osowski mezzo-soprano

A video of the Final is available to watch on demand:

Sir Ralph Kohn FRS

WHISC RalphKohn cMauriceFutermanThis year’s competition celebrated the outstanding contribution of the late Sir Ralph Kohn FRS as its original founder. It was a fitting tribute to this great man and his huge contribution to medical science, philanthropy and music.

 

 

 

 

 

Juries

International Jury

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
    mezzo-soprano
  • Christian Gerhaher
    baritone
  • Soile Isokoski
    soprano
  • David Jackson
    Artistic Director, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
  • Graham Johnson OBE
    pianist
  • François Le Roux
    baritone
  • Dame Felicity Lott
    soprano

Invitation Jury

The Members of the Invitation Jury are:

  • Richard Jackson
    baritone
  • Simon Lepper
    pianist
  • 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

Rules

Rules and regulations for the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition entrants