Song finalists named at BBC Cardiff

Song finalists named at BBC Cardiff


norman lebrecht

June 16, 2021

Five have been selected to contest the sidebar song prize. They are:

Austrian soprano Christina Gansch, 31

South Korean baritone Gihoon Kim, 29

Welsh soprano Sarah Gilford, 29 (pictured)

Madagascan baritone Michael Arivony, 28

South African soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, 27



  • rupert says:

    The main prize finalists also seem good – my pick of those who didn’t make it is the American baritone, Reginald Smith Jnr. His programme was a mini concert, superbly sung and highly characterised.

  • Una says:

    Someone deservedly to represent Britain from Wales. So many fine finished voices in this competition this year. They will all do well, provided there is work for them all.

  • V.Lind says:

    I assume Michael Arivony is Malagasy.