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2nd May, 2013

The Gold Medal

Event Details

Date:
2nd May, 2013
Time:
7pm
Venue:
Barbican Hall
Price:
£15, £10 (£5 concessions)

David Syrus, conductor
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

The Gold Medal, the Guildhall School’s most prestigious prize for musicians, was founded and endowed by Sir Dixon Kimber in 1915. Since 1950 it has been open to singers and instrumentalists in alternate years. Previous winners include William Primrose (1922), Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Patricia Rozario (1979), Tasmin Little (1986) and Bryn Terfel (1989). This year is the turn of singers, who will sing a short programme with piano accompaniment followed by a second half of arias with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra.

The finalists are Lucy Hall (soprano), Joshua Owen Mills (tenor), Magdalena Molendowska (soprano) and James Platt (bass baritone). They will be judged by a prestigious jury panel, including Sir John Tomlinson, Fiona Maddocks, classical critic of The Observer, and Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House.

For more information please visit the Guildhall website.


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