Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform


What is the Young Artist Platform Award?

Every year Oxford Lieder grants Young Artist Awards to two or three outstanding duos, all enrolled on post-graduate courses at the leading UK conservatoires and already at the outset of major careers. As part of the Award these Young Artists are each given recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as a number of paid song recital engagements around the country. 

2016 Young Artist Platform. How can I apply?

If you are interested in applying for the 2016 Young Artist Platform you can download the Information Sheet and Application form available below. The deadline for applications is Monday 18th January 2016. The auditions will take place on Saturday 5th March 2016 as part of the Spring Weekend of Song.

2015 Young Artist Platform Winners

Nicholas Mogg & Jâms Coleman

Josep Ramon Olive & Ben-San Lau

2015 Young Artist Platform Recitals

Tuesday,17th February 2015 - Boston Concert Club - Alessandro Fisher (tenor) and Ricard Gosalbo (piano) - www.hublincs.net/explore/18-boston-concert-club

Monday, 20th July 2015 - Buxton Festival - Rosalind Coad (soprano) & Gregory Drott (piano) www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/

Sunday, 26th July 2015 - Aberdeen International Youth Festival - Lucy Hall (soprano) and Gavin Roberts (piano) - www.aiyf.org

Saturday, 3rd October 2015 - Little Missenden Festival - Josep Ramon Olive (baritone) & Ben-San Lau (piano) - http://www.little-missenden.org

Sunday, 1st November 2015 - Aberystwyth Music Club - Alison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano) - http://www.aber.ac.uk/~mclwww/

Wednesday, 4th November 2015 - Rhyl Music Club - Alison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano)http://rhylmusic.com

Friday, 6th November 2015 - Dolgellau Music Club - Alison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano) - http://dolgellaumusicclub.org.uk

Thursday, 19th February 2015 - Welshpool Music Club - Alessandro Fisher (tenor) and Ricardo Gosalbo (piano) - www.welshpoolmusicclub.com

Friday, 13th November 2015 - London Song Festival - Lucy Hall (soprano) and Gavin Roberts (piano) - http://www.londonsongfestival.org

Sunday, 29th November 2015 - Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild - Rosaling Coad (soprano) and Gregory Drott (piano) - http://www.dcag.org.uk

2016 Young Artist Platform Recitals

Friday, 8th January 2016 - Witney Music Society - Alison Rose (Soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano) - www.witneymusicsociety.co.uk

Tuesday,16th February 2016 - Boston Concert Club - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) and Jâms Coleman (piano) www.hublincs.net/explore/18-boston-concert-club

Saturday 14th May 2016 - Elmbridge Music Club - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) and Jâms Coleman (piano) - www.riverhousebarn.com

September 2016 - Roman River Music - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) and Jâms Coleman (piano) - www.romanrivermusic.org.uk

Monday 11th July 2016 - Buxton Festival - Josep Ramon Olive (baritone) & Ben-San Lau (piano) - www.buxtonfestival.co.uk


Young Artist Platform Winners 2013

Rosalind Coad (soprano) & Gregory Drott (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival on 23rd October 2013 at the Holywell Music Room

Kangmin Justin Kim (counter-tenor) & Sachika Taniyama (piano) 

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival on 24th October 2013 at the Holywell Music Room

Alessandro Fisher (tenor) & Ricardo Gosalbo (piano) 

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival on 15th October 2013 at the Holywell Music Room

Young Artist Platform Winners 2012

Winning duo: Lucy Hall (soprano) & Gavin Roberts (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2012 on Friday 19th October, 5.45pm, at the Holywell Music Room.

Runners up: Alison Rose (soprano) & Matthew Fletcher (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2012 on Friday 26th October, 1.10pm, at the Holywell Music Room.

Runners up: Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) and Finnegan Downie Dear (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2012 on Saturday 27th October, 5pm, at the Holywell Music Room.

Winners of the Young Artist Platform 2011

Winning duo: Sonia Grané (soprano) & Edwige Herchenroder (piano)

Runners up: Victor Sicard (baritone) & Anna Cardona (piano)

Highly commended: Benjamin Appl (baritone) & Bernadette Bartos (piano


How Can I Engage Oxford Lieder Young Artists?

Oxford Lieder is currently offering generous sponsorship to music clubs, societies and festivals who wish to offer recitals to our exceptional young musicians. Oxford Lieder will support 50% of the fee of £300 per musician (the total fee for the concert is £600, of which the music club pays only £300, as well as reasonable expenses).

Once the recital contract is in place, Oxford Lieder will put you in contact with the artists directly so you can develop an interesting and attractive programme that appeals to your members. We will also promote the recital through our email list and website.

Contact Us

If you are a Music Club or Music Festival and you are interested in engaging one of our award-winning duos for your forthcoming season, please contact Sophie Ruggiero at [email protected] 

Support Us

The Oxford Lieder Scholarship is generously supported by Trufflehunter, Jesus College & the Kohn Foundation and the Jean Meikle Trust. Anyone interested in adding further support for the Young Artist Platform should contact Peter Burrows at [email protected]

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