BBC Cardiff Singer of the World adds an extra prize

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World adds an extra prize


norman lebrecht

June 15, 2018

Wigmore Hall will give all five song finalists at next year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World a London debut recital.

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, says: I am very much looking forward to chairing the Song Prize Jury for Cardiff Singer of the World. The competition has continued to go from strength to strength in recent years, and it is an international force for good in terms of championing the art of the song recital. The artists taking part in the competition are consistently excellent, and I look forward to giving debut Wigmore Hall recitals to the five Song Prize finalists.



  • Mike Schachter says:

    Excellent idea, Gilhooley has been brilliant.

  • Hanna Nahan says:

    He’s a charlatan. What does he know about voices?

    • Saxon Broken says:

      Huh? As the person running what is arguably the most important chamber series in the world, he will obviously have a sense of what would make a good recital and what would not. Performers would do much better if they worried about what it takes for them to get booked rather than impressing a voice teacher.