Wigmore Hall and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition have announced a partnership, which will allow all five of the competition’s Song Prize finalists to give a debut recital at Wigmore Hall.

John Gilhooly, director of Wigmore Hall, will become chair of the Song Prize jury.

‘I am very much looking forward to chairing the Song Prize jury for Cardiff Singer of the World,’ he said. ‘The competition has continued to go from strength to strength in recent years, and it is an international force for good in terms of championing the art of the song recital.

‘The artists taking part in the competition are consistently excellent, and I look forward to giving debut Wigmore Hall recitals to the five Song Prize finalists.’