Catriona Morison, winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, had failed to be spotted by the music business. She is listed only with a boutique firm – CMC – Cecilia Music Concept GmbH – in Cologne. International agents will be pursuing her first thing tomorrow. She will not want for suitors.
By contrast, her UK colleague Louise Alder is listed with AskonasHolt.
The US finalist Anthony Clark Evans is represented by CAMI.
The Australian Kang Wangis is with IMG.
The Mongolian baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar is with the Wild agency.
On this result, the competition did exactly what it is meant for – it discovered new talent and put it on the world stage.