Musicians

Last updated: 03 March 2011

Orchestras, conductors and accompanists of the highest calibre support the competitors in their quest for honours.

2011 conductors

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

Jac van Steen

Lawrence Foster

Lawrence Foster

Accompanists

Official accompanists: Simon Lepper, Gary Matthewman and Llŷr Williams.

Simon Lepper

Simon Lepper

Gary Matthewman

Gary Matthewman

Llŷr Williams

Llŷr Williams

Orchestras

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera accompanied the competitors throughout the competition.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Orchestra of Welsh National Opera

Orchestra of Welsh National Opera

Music advisor

Julian Smith has been associated with BBC Cardiff Singer of the World since its inception in 1983.

Julian Smith

Julian Smith


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