Laurence Kilsby

At the biennial competition Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition First Prize was awarded to the 24-year-old British singer Laurence Kilsby. A student of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Royal College of Music, Kilsby was awarded first prize at the 13th Cesti Competition in August 2022. He is a member of the Académie at Opéra National de Paris for the 2022/23 season.

The Second Prize went to the 31-year-old Swedish baritone Arvid Fagerfjäll, while Third Prize was awarded to the 34-year-old American tenor John Matthew Myers, who also won the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder.

The Vaughan Williams Song Prize for the best interpretation of songs in English by a British composer went to the 26-year-old Brazilian bass-baritone Vinicius Costa. The 29-year-old Korean bass-baritone Jeeyoung Lim and 24-year-old Austrian pianist Benedikt Holter were awarded the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme Prize.

The Jury comprised Roberta Alexander, Olaf Bär, Hugh Canning, Bernarda Fink, David Jackson, Graham Johnson, Felicity Lott, Claron McFadden and Asadour Santourian.

Laurence Kilsby gewinnt Cesti-Wettbewerb in Innsbruck

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