Ilker Arcayürek, a BBC New Generation Artist who is Turkish-Austrian, took first prize today in Stuttgart in the 10th International Art Song Competition of the Hugo Wolf Akademie.
It is one of the biggest Lieder prizes – €15,000 to be shared with his accompanist Fiona Pollak.
The judges were Graham Johnson, Ann Murray, Wolfram Rieger, Birgid Steinberger, Robert Holl and Wolfram Rieger.
1st Prize: Ilker Arcayürek (Tenor) Piano: Fiona Pollak
2nd Prize: Stuart Jackson (Tenor) Piano: Jocelyn Freeman
3rd Prize: Samuel Hasselhorn (Baritone) Piano: Renata Rohlfing
Best Pianist Prize: Renata Rohlfing