Nicky Spence


supported by Jenny Hodgson

For the outstanding quality and scope of the performances to a live or digital audience, and the work in any context, of an individual singer in the UK.

Nicky Spence - tenor

‘Who doesn’t want to come back in their next life as Nicky Spence? His phenomenal vocal talent combined with the immense care he brings to everything sets a benchmark for us all. His love for the whole classical community propels him from the BBC Proms and Welsh National Opera to nurturing young talent at Blackheath Halls and Scottish Opera. He's also never afraid to let loose, wowing new crowds at Classical Pride and Eurovision.'

Also shortlisted:

    The 2024 shortlist for Singer was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

    Jonathan Manners, Producer, BBC Singers
    Kitty Whately, Mezzo soprano
    Kunal Lahiry, Piano
    Laura Canning, General Director and Chief Executive, Opera North
    Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor, Associate Director, Dunedin Consort