Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Applications open for Chilcott Award

4:29, 19th January 2018

Applications have opened for the Chilcott Award for Singers for the tenth and last time.

The biennial award offers £10,000 for advanced training or career development to a singer between the ages of 23 and 28 with outstanding international potential. Previous winners have included Duncan Rock (2012), mezzo-soprano Clare Presland (2014) and soprano Soraya Mafi (2016).

The award is offered by the Susan Chilcott Scholarship, an independent charity administered by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Established in 2005 in memory of Susan Chilcott, who died from cancer in 2003 aged 40, it has helped over 50 young singers

Describing Susan Chilcott as ‘amazing singer and an extraordinary woman’, Iain Burnside, chair of the Susan Chilcott Scholarship, said: ‘She would have loved seeing the depth of vocal talent in Britain today. I am confident that from that pool of talent we will find an outstanding young artist to help on their journey.’

Applications should be submitted by 12 April 2018 and selected applicants will be invited for audition and interview in London on 24 June 2018.

www.philharmonicsociety.uk

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