In memory of Hester Dickson, Malcolm Martineau’s mother and founding staff pianist on the course, this prize covers majority course fees for a singer and pianist to develop their special ensemble relationship.
2023 recipients of the Hester Dickson Duo Prize will be chosen following the application deadline of Fri 12th May 2023. Please submit a bursary letter and recording at the point of application explaining why you would benefit from the award.
Previous recipients of the prize:
2022 Rachel Ridout, Soprano and Ilan Kurtser, Accompanist
2021 Course cancelled due to pandemic
2020 Course cancelled due to pandemic
2019 Rose Stachniewska, Soprano and Marianna Abrahamyan, Accompanist
2018 Ted Black, Tenor and Rachel Fright, Accompanist
2017 Sinead O’Kelly, Mezzo-soprano and Fionnuala Ward, Accompanist
2016 Andrew Randall, Baritone and Bernard Tan, Accompanist