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The Susan Chilcott Scholarship provides funding (the Chilcott Award) to emerging British Opera Singers 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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The Susan Chilcott Scholarship is a UK registered charity no: 1113169, and is administrated by the Royal Philharmonic Society.

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