Orchestras, conductors and accompanists of the highest calibre support the competitors in their quest for honours.
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Jac van Steen, accompanied Concerts One and Three, with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conducted by Lawrence Foster, playing in Concerts Two and Four. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales also played in The Final, where each finalist performed with the same conductor as before.
Jac van Steen
Official accompanists: Simon Lepper, Gary Matthewman and Llŷr Williams.
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera accompanied the competitors throughout the competition.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Julian Smith has been associated with BBC Cardiff Singer of the World since its inception in 1983.