New £10,000 Chilcott Award for Singers

20 Nov 2011

A new Award of £10,000 for a British opera singer between the ages of 23-33 has been announced.

The Chilcott Award will enable advanced training or career development and will be offered every two years. Possible uses might include some permutation of: tuition, coaching, audition preparation, audition tours or publicity and promotion. The award replaces the Chilcott Scholarships which were offered previously.

Closing date: Monday 9 January 2012, 5pm

How to apply: Application forms are to be submitted along with a CD recording. Selected applicants will be invited to audition and interview.

Iain Burnside, Chairman of the Susan Chilcott Scholarships says:

‘In awarding the Susan Chilcott Scholarships over the past six years we have all been struck by the depth of talent in young British singers. Our new Chilcott Award is about identifying an emerging UK artist who, like Sue herself, has the potential to make an international impact within the world of opera. In singing, the devil is in the detail, and we all realise that careers are the product of years of hard work. Our hope is that this new award will facilitate this hard work, and give a significant hand up to a major young artist.’

The Chilcott Award is offered by the Susan Chilcott Scholarship, patron Placido Domingo, which was established in memory of Susan Chilcott, one of the outstanding singers of her generation, who died from cancer in 2003 aged 40.

Read more about the Chilcott Award
Download an application form.
Read the full press release


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