A Russian conquers Wigmore Hall

The Wigmore Hall’s International Song Competition was won last night by a Russian bass-baritone Mikhail Timoshenko.

Timoshenko, 25 and an intern at the Paris Opéra, takes home £10,000.

The soprano Harriet Burns was placed second, followed by mezzo Beth Taylor and tenor Kieran Carrel, all three British.


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  • Sonia Lovett says:

    He had the most stage presence.

  • Jimbo says:

    Kieran Carrel is German according to his agent, having studied in London.

  • Ana Luiza Daltro says:

    I’m so happy for him! Mikhail has a great voice, very good technique and is a really sweet, humble guy. Bravo!!!

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