English student wins old music award

English student wins old music award


norman lebrecht

August 29, 2022

The baroque tenor Laurence Kilsby, a former Young Chorister of the Year, has won first prize at the Innsbruck’s Festwochen der Alten Musik.

Laurence, 24, is presently studying at Curtis in Philadelphia.


  • Bostin'Symph says:

    Congratulations Laurence!

  • IP says:

    Too pretty to be a tenor.

  • Miv Tucker says:

    I mean, if they ever did a remake, he’d be a shoo in for the part.

  • In bocca al lupo says:

    Bravo Laurence, an exceptional young talent, studied at RCM for undergrad, great guy with a stellar future.

  • Una says:


    Seems he studies with the wonderful Italian-American, Jack LiVigni, who used to visit London and work at Covent Garden from either Philadelphia or New York before the pandemic. He won’t go wrong with Jack! Very sound teaching and terribly nice man.

  • James Minch says:

    Minuscule voice.