Past Susan Chilcott Scholars


The Chilcott Award offers funding to an emerging British Opera Singer for advanced training or career development. The Award is given in memory of Susan Chilcott, one of the outstanding singers of her generation, who died from cancer in 2003 aged 40.

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What does the award offer?

A £10,000 Award given every two years to a British Opera Singer. The Award will enable advanced training or career development.  Possible uses might include some permutation of: tuition, coaching, audition preparation, audition tours or publicity and promotion. The Award is given every two years.

Who is it open to?

Singers of British Nationality aged between 23-33 at the closing date.

How can I apply?

Selection of candidates is by audition and interview. Please apply using the form which you can download below.
You must include a CD/MP3 recording of your voice of as high a professional quality as possible and a written resume which clearly states how you would use the Award. You must demonstrate financial need.

When is the next closing date?

The 2014 Award was made to Clare Presland.  The next Award will be in 2016.

The Chilcott Award is offered by The Susan Chilcott Scholarship, which is a UK registered charity no: 1113169 and is administered by the Royal Philharmonic Society.