47 posts about BBC Cardiff Singer of the World on this blog
Wednesday 26 June 2013, 17:22
What a wonderful Cardiff Singer competition this has been! This has been my third competition, and I genuinely believe that the standard of this year's competitors has been of the highest order.
Wednesday 26 June 2013, 12:48
For round two of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, our colleagues from the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera were on duty, and saw Hungarian soprano Maria Celeng lift the round trophy.
Friday 21 June 2013, 16:07
Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I do not need much excuse to get excited about, well, pretty much anything.
Friday 21 June 2013, 15:29
Now in its 30th anniversary year, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is another of these events with its own special atmosphere.
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 15:56
It is important that each Cardiff Singer competitor makes full use of their short time on stage – both with voice and presentation – to capture the attention of jury and audience alike.
Thursday 23 May 2013, 17:00
In June, the biennial Cardiff Singer of the World Competition will take place. This prestigious, international contest will see some of the finest voices, on the brink of global careers, converge upon Cardiff to compete for the title of Cardiff Singer of the World 2013.
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:04
J Mervyn Williams, who founded Cardiff Singer in 1983, has died aged 74.
Tuesday 3 July 2012, 18:08
In 2011 it was a great pleasure for me to follow in the footsteps of my friend and inspiration Dame Joan Sutherland by accepting the invitation to become Patron of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
Next year marks the 30th anniversary of this prestigious competition and we are now searching to find the...
Thursday 10 May 2012, 12:06
There's been a flurry of successes for Welsh classical musicians in the last couple of weeks, with two leading young musicians winning major national awards.
Pianist Llŷr Williams beat classical music titans Sir Colin Davis and Sir Harrison Birtwistle to win the Classical Music South...
Monday 20 June 2011, 18:10
Laura Sinnerton, a viola player in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, has been keeping a diary during the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
Saturday 18 June
What a week!...
Sunday 19 June 2011, 21:28
In a fantastic final of the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition at St David's Hall, soprano Meeta Raval from England, mezzo-soprano Olesysa Petrova from Russia, soprano Hye Jung Lee from South Korea, baritone Andrei Bondarenko from Ukraine and soprano Valentina Naforniţă from Moldova...
Saturday 18 June 2011, 14:29
The audience at St David's Hall was treated to a thrilling Song Prize Final last night. Coverage is on BBC Four tonight at 7.30pm and BBC Radio 3 at 8pm.
If you don't want to know who won, DON'T click on this link.
Tomorrow is the grand final...
Friday 17 June 2011, 15:00
Thursday night of Cardiff Singer week is always particularly exciting, not just because of the prospect of hearing the singers not taking part in the Song Prize for the first time but also because of the announcement of the line-up for the Final.
If you are saving yourself for the BBC Four programme...
Friday 17 June 2011, 13:14
Laura Sinnerton, a viola player in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, has been keeping a diary during the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Following on from her opening instalment, here's her second update.
Tuesday 14 June
It is 9.30am and I have already had three cups of coffee...
Thursday 16 June 2011, 14:33
This year, the Wellcome Trust is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a series of public events exploring science and medicine through music, theatre, film and the visual arts, and the first of these events, The Science of Singing, is taking place at Cardiff Singer.
In the foyer at St David's Hall...
Thursday 16 June 2011, 13:46
The audience in St David's Hall last night were treated to a particularly strong group of singers in Concert 3. The competitors were Susanne Braunsteffer from Germany, Helen Sherman from Australia, local hero John Pierce from Wales, Valentina Naforniţǎ from Moldova and Andrei Bondarenko from Ukraine...
Wednesday 15 June 2011, 15:35
The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition reached its halfway point last night, by the end of concert two. Tonight's concert features Susanne Braunsteffer from Germany, Helen Sherman from Australia, local hero John Pierce from Wales, Valentina Naforniţǎ from Moldova and Andrei Bondarenko...
Tuesday 14 June 2011, 16:57
Laura Sinnerton, a viola player in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, shares her rehearsal and concert diary from BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011:
I can hardly believe that two years have passed since the incredibly beautiful and unbelievably talented Ekaterina Scherbachenko emerged victorious...
Tuesday 14 June 2011, 14:10
At the end of the recital, the five singers who will take part in Friday's final will be announced...
Monday 13 June 2011, 14:33
The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition is now well under way, with two recitals taking place yesterday. The third recital is this afternoon and the first concert is at St David's Hall tonight.
Programme notes for all the recitals and concerts will appear on the site shortly before the events...
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