Lotte Betts-Dean (photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

Young Artist

supported by Sir Simon and Victoria, Lady Robey CBE

For the outstanding quality and scope of the performances to a live or digital audience, and the work in any context of an individual artist or chamber ensemble, relatively new to the profession, who has made a strong impression in the UK.

Lotte Betts-Dean - mezzo soprano

‘It’s impossible to cover all that mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean has done this year. She’s a visionary performer, blazing through so much daring repertoire, and plunging into one bold collaboration after another. To other young artists who ask what the future holds, she lights up the sky, illuminating all the escapades and excitement a career can entail.'

Also shortlisted:

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

    Alasdair Nicolson, Composer, Artistic Director, St Magnus International Festival
    Anna Patalong, Soprano, Chief Executive, British Youth Opera
    Jasdeep Singh Degun, Sitar, Composer
    Ruth Gibson, Viola
    Samantha McShane, Creative Director, Manchester Camerata