The London Song Festival are excited to announce we will be holding two master classes this year, each with a prizes kindly donated by the British Music Society and Schubert Society.
Each master class is public and will be held in two sessions; starting at 2pm and 6pm.
Interested in auditioning for our 2018 Master Classes?
Singers can apply HERE for our 2018 Master Class auditions.
Lieder Master Class: Applicants must prepare two Lied (one of which must be by Schubert).
British Song Master Class: Applicants must prepare two English songs (one of which must be any song by Frank Bridge with the exception of 'Love Went A-Riding')
For joint applications please prepare two songs, one in English and one in German.
Auditions will take place on 28th October 2018.
Application deadline is October 21st, and applicants must be no older than 35.
Saturday November 10th 15:00 and 19:00
This year our Lieder Master Class for singers is given by Sally Burgess, who in addition to a long and eminent career as a recitalist has sung leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerisches Staatsoper – Munich, Opera National de Bastille – Paris, Opera de Geneve, Switzerland, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Houston Grand Opera.
The London Song Festival is very grateful to the Schubert Society of Britain for donating the prize of £500, which will be given to the best singer in the master-class, as well as a bronze sculpture (which will be retained by the Schubert Society).
British Song Masterclass
Saturday November 17th 14:00 and 18:00
This year the British Song Master Class is for voice and piano duos and is given by Roger Vignoles, one of Britain’s leading and most loved Song pianists, and a familiar face at the Wigmore Hall and everywhere Song is enjoyed. Applicants are chosen by audition and are required to present two songs in English, at least one of which must be by Frank Bridge, our set composer for 2018.
The London Song Festival is very grateful to the British Music Society for donating the prize of £800, which will be given to the best duo in the master-class.