Alumna wins Ferrier Song Prize

Congratulations to soprano Catriona Hewitson, winner of the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize at the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Competition.

The 63rd competition took place at Wigmore Hall on 27 April and featured six finalists. Catriona (below, left) who graduated in 2014, won the Song Prize for her rendition of C by Poulenc.

The first Ferrier Competition took place in 1956 and continues to provide outstandingly talented young singers with the opportunity of making a start in what is a most difficult and demanding career. It is open to singers of any nationality, aged 28 or under, who have completed at least one year of study in the UK or Eire and offers three prizes: a first of £12,500, a second of £6,000 and a Song Prize of £5,000, sponsored in perpetuity by Mark and Liza Loveday. There is also an Accompanist’s Award provided by the Help Musicians UK in memory of Arthur and Gwyneth Harrison.

1 May 2018