The 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition
Dates: The Competition itself will take place between Saturday 2 – 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 can be found here.
Sir Ralph Kohn FRS
This year’s competition celebrates the outstanding contribution of the late Sir Ralph Kohn FRS as its original founder. It is also a fitting tribute to this great man and his huge contribution to medical science, philanthropy and music.
23 duos from 15 countries have been selected to compete in the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition. Biographies and pictures of the competitors can be found here.
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