george london competition

George London Foundation for Singers

2015 Competition Winners

$71,500 IN PRIZES AWARDED

THE GEORGE LONDON AWARD WINNERS – $10,000 EACH

Michael Brandenburg“Ah, la paterna mano” from Macbeth (G. Verdi),

George London Award in memory of Lloyd Rigler

Adam Lau  – “Claggart’s Aria” from Billy Budd (B. Britten),

sponsored by the Lissner Charitable Trust

Julie Adams“Einsam in trueben Tagen” from Lohengrin (R. Wagner),

George London/Kirsten Flagstad Memorial Award, sponsored by the New York Community Trust

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD WINNERS – $1,000 EACH

Leah Hawkins“O pallida che un giorno” from L’amico Fritz (P. Mascagni),

Robert Jacobson Encouragement Award

Sean Michael Plumb“Robert’s Aria” from Iolanta (P. Tchaikovsky),

in memory of Theodor Uppman

Amy Owens“Durch Zaertlichkeit” from Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail (W. A. Mozart),

in memory of Norma Newton

Megan Marino“Must the Winter Come So Soon” from Vanessa (S. Barber),

HONORABLE MENTION – $500 each

Andrea Carroll, Soprano

J’nai Bridges, Mezzosoprano

Lauren Michelle, Soprano

Susannah Biller, Soprano

Laura Secord-Haid, Soprano

Benjamin Bliss, Tenor

Courtney Johnson, Soprano

This year’s panel of judges included opera stage director Bruce Donnell, soprano and San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald, former Metropolitan Opera administrator Alfred F. Hubay, George London Foundation President Nora London, mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, and tenor and voice professor George Shirley. The competition pianist was Linda Hall.

The Finals took place on Friday, February 27 th in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.

COMPETITION OVERVIEW

The George London Foundation holds one of the oldest vocal competitions in the United States and Canada, offering among the most substantial awards to outstanding North American opera singers.

In 2015 there will be 5 awards of $10,000 each, one of which will go to a Canadian singer and another to a singer preparing for a Wagnerian career. There will be 5 Encouragement Grants of $1,000 each. Honorable mentions of $500 will go to all finalists who do not receive an award.

2015 Details:

Application Deadline: January 15, 2015,

Preliminaries: February 23 – 25, 2015.

Finals: February 27, 2015, 4pm at The Morgan Library & Museum

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