Competition Success for Bass-Baritone

Postgraduate bass-baritone Richard Moore has won Second Prize in the 2015 AESS Patricia Routledge Singing Competition, just one month after winning the President’s Prize at the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition.

The annual AESS competition was established to ‘encourage the communication of English words, in singing and in speech, with clarity, understanding and imagination’, while The Bromsgrove was set up in 1981 as an international platform for talented young instrumentalists and singers between the ages of 17 and 29. The President is Sir John Manduell, founding Principal of the RNCM, and the President’s Prize of £1000 is awarded for the best performance of a work composed since 1950.

Richard, pictured far right, said: ‘Being in both competitions was nerve-wracking but ultimately very rewarding. I can thoroughly recommend both the AESS Patricia Routledge Singing Competition and The Bromsgrove to anyone thinking of entering. Both were wonderfully supportive events where the panels gave very useful and constructive feedback. It was also great to see what my peers elsewhere are achieving.’



20 May 2015