Beth Taylor, 2019 Finalist © Benjamin Ealovega

Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition 2022

This Competition celebrates the art of the song recital and honours the Lied’s place at the heart of the genre.

2021 song competition maroonWe regret to announce that due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to postpone the 2021 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition until September 2022.

The 2022 Competition will take place from Friday 2 - Wednesday 7 September 2022. Please visit here for more information.

Since its foundation in 1997, the biennial Competition has grown in status and prestige, and continues to attract singers and pianists from around the world, aged 33 or under, who are keen to embark on significant recital careers.

After 20 years of very generous support from The Kohn Foundation, the 2019 Competition was sponsored by Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells. The 2022 and 2024 Competitions will be sponsored by William and Judith Bollinger.

Providing an invaluable opportunity for feedback and guidance from a jury consisting of the highest calibre of internationally renowned artists and directors from the world’s elite concert halls and music festivals, the Competition also promotes the exchange of ideas between artists from all over the world, and presents an important platform for public performance and the expansion of repertoire.

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2022 Competition

Information about the 2022 Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition


Find out about the history of the Competition and past winners.