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Competition

The George London Foundation offered me tremendous support at a most crucial time in my development…. A vote of confidence such as winning the George London prize is the most help one could hope for in this period. The Foundation’s generous support, and George London’s own legacy of artistry and integrity have  inspired me ever since.”
RENÉE FLEMING

George London Foundation for Singers

2014 Competition Winners

$83,000 IN PRIZES AWARDED

THE GEORGE LONDON AWARD WINNERS: $10,000 EACH

Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-soprano,  – George London-Norma Newton Award
Ray Chenez, Countertenor,  – George London Award sponsored by The Lissner
Charitable Fund
Tracy Cox, Soprano,  – George London-Kirsten Flagstad Award (sponsored by the
New York Community Trust) for a potential Wagnerian singer
Norman Garrett, Baritone,   George London Award in memory of Lloyd Rigler
Ryan Speedo Green, Bass-baritone,  – George London Award
Marina Harris, Soprano,  – George London-Leonie Rysanek Award
Cameron McPhail, Baritone,  – George London Award sponsored by Liliane and Robert Brochu (for a Canadian singer)

THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD WINNERS: $1,000 EACH

GEORGE LONDON FOUNDATION ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS ($1,000 each):

Gerard Michael D’Emilio, Bass-baritone (In memory of Theodore Uppman)
Julia Dawson, Mezzo-soprano (For a Canadian singer)
Anthony Kalil, Tenor (Sponsored by the Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation)
Catherine Martin, Mezzo-soprano
Rebecca Pedersen, Soprano (In memory of Robert Jacobson)
Reginald Smith, Jr., Baritone
Elizabeth Sutphen, Soprano (Sponsored by Henry and Diana Asher)
Brian Vu, Baritone (In memory of Herbert J. Frank)

GEORGE LONDON FOUNDATION HONORABLE MENTIONS ($500 each)

Elizabeth Baldwin, Soprano
Kiri Deonarine, Soprano
Brian Jagde, Tenor 
Courtney Johnson, Soprano
Jarrett Ott, Baritone
Heather Phillips, Soprano
Josh Quinn, Bass-baritone
Tyler Simpson, Bass-baritone
Marco Stefani , Tenor
Jessica Strong, Soprano

The distinguished members of the jury for the 2014 competition were Bruce Donnell, Alfred Hubay, Nora London, Susanne Mentzer, George Shirley and Thurmond Smithgall.  Liora Maurer was the pianist.

The Finals took place on Friday, February 21st in The Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue.

COMPETITION OVERVIEW

The George London Foundation holds one of the oldest vocal competitions in the United States and Canada, offering among the most substantial awards to outstanding North American opera singers.
In 2015 there will be 5 awards of $10,000 each, one of which will go to a Canadian singer and another to a singer preparing for a Wagnerian career. There will be 5 Encouragement Grants of $1,000 each. Honorable mentions of $500 will go to all finalists who do not receive an award.

2015 Details:
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015,
Preliminaries: February 23 – 25, 2015.
Finals: February 27, 2015, 4pm at The Morgan Library & Museum
Judges: Harolyn Blackwell, Bruce Donnell, Alfred Hubay, Nora London, Susanne Mentzer, George Shirley and Thurmond Smithgall
Pianist: Linda Hall

Vienna Prize

A further career development opportunity is given throughout the Vienna Prize, given to one of the award winners: A two-week residency in Austria where the prize-winner receives an audition with the Vienna Opera and intensive musical coaching in German repertoire and language. Vienna Prize winners.

COMPETITION APPLICATION

Click here to download the application for this year’s competition.

GEORGE LONDON AWARD WINNERS 1971-2014

Tiffany Renée Abban
Donnie Ray Albert
John Aler
Jeannine Altmeyer
Kelly Anderson
Paul Appleby
Dominic Armstrong
David Arnold
Meredith Arwady
James Atherton

Audrey Babcock
Noah Baetge
Dennis Bailey
Earline Ballard
Carmen Balthrop
Connie Jean Barnett
Richard Barrett
Kathleen Battle
Jay Baylon
Isabel Bayrakdarian
Lynn Beckstrom
Anton Belov
Victor Benedetti
Carolyn Betty
Jonathan Beyer
Abra Bigham
Corey Bix
Jennifer Black
Joy Blackett
Rockwell Blake
Jeff Blumenkrantz
Phillip Booth
Kathryn Bouleyn
Gwendolyn Bradley
John Brandstetter
Russell Braun
Christine Brewer
Measha Brueuggergosman
Katherine Buffaloe
Amy Burton
Angelique Burzynski
Barry Busse
Kate Butler
Samuel Byrd

Jennifer Johnson Cano
Patrick Carfizzi
John del Carlo
Lise Carlson
Margarita Castro-Alberty
Charles Castronovo
Claudia Catania
Brandon Cedel
Kirstin Chavez
Jennifer Check
Ray Chenez
Stephanie Chigas
Robert Christesen
Marianna Christos
Melissa Citro
Cynthia Clarey
Richard Clark
Sarah Coburn
Vinson Cole
Evangeline Colon
Barbara Conrad
Lawrence Cooper
Stephen Costello
Carol Courtman
Richard Cowan
Richard Cox
Tracy Cox
Modesto Crisci
Leila Cuberli
David Cumberland
Glenn Cunningham

Barbara Daniels
Ellie Dehn
Alexandra Deshorties
Altelouise DeVaughn
Michelle DeYoung
Stephen Dickson
Joyce DiDonato
Dorceal Dickens
James Dietsch
Julianna Di Gicaomo
Mark Doss
Suzanne Douglas

Melvin Earl-Brown
Louise Edelken
Ryan Edwards
Joyce El-Khoury
Brent Ellis
Charlotte Ellsaesser
Kaaren Erickson
Faith Esham
Arthur Espiritu
Damon Evans
Maria Ewing

Ruth Falcon
Craig Fields
Renée Fleming
Beverly Flower
Mervin Foard
Amanda Forsythe
Karen Foster
Carroll Freeman
Colenton Freeman
Mario Fusco

Davis Gaines
Robert Galbraith
Kathryn Gamberoni
Edna Garabedian
Jake Gardner
Jèsus Garcia
Norman Garrett
Jon Garrison
Bradley Garvin
Joyce Gerber
Eugenia Giltman
Christine Goerke
Ruth Golden
George Gray
Kevin Gray
Ryan Speedo Green
Theodore Green
Sheri Greenawald
Cris Groenendaal
Jill Grove
Lori Guilbeau

Judith Haddon
Jerry Hadley
Alexander Hajek
Elizabeth Haley
Janice Hall
Eric Halfvarson
Wendy Bryn Harmer
William Harness
Marina Harris
Gordon Hawkins
D. Michael Heath
Joshua Hecht
Alan Held
Barbara Hendricks
Suzanne Hendrix
Katherine Henjum
Frank Hernandez
Edward Herrnkind
Cheryl Hickman
James Hoback
David Holloway
Barbara Honn
Walter Hook
Edward Jay Huls
Karen Hunt
Weston Hurt
Bryan Hymel
Elizabeth Hynes

Yoshi Ito

Carolyn James
Nicolai Janitzky
Sarah Johannsen
Gwendolyn Jones
Isola Jones
Ruby Jones
Kim Alan Josephson

Linda Kelm
Kyle Ketelsen
David Kline
Elizabeth Knighton
Brian Kontes
Anita Krause
David Kuebler
Kathleen Kuhlman
Aline Kutan

Dominique Labelle
Anthony Laciura
Sunny Joy Langston
Margaret Lattimore
Derrick Lawrence
Douglas Lawrence

David DQ Lee
Lou Ann Lee
Peter Lightfoot
Kate Lindsey
Francis Little
Victoria Livengood
William Livingston
Sherman Lowe
Lester Lynch

Linda Mabbs
Walter MacNeil
Elliot Madore
Amanda Majeski
Catherine Malfitano
David Mallis
Sharon Markovitch
Frederic De Marseille
Marvis Martin
Eleni Matos
Shigemi Matsumoto
Andrea Matthews
Kevin Maynor
Jeff McCarthy
Jamez McCorkle
Ryan McKinny
Mary Ann McCormick
Mark McCrory
Monique McDonald
Michael Anthony McGee
James McGuire
Thomas McKinney
Ellen McLain
Penny McMichael
Cameron McPhail
Angela Meade
Bejun Mehta
Heidi Melton
Susanne Mentzer
Myra Merritt
Janet Metz
Margaret Mezzacappa
Meagan Miller
Patricia Ann Miller
Erie Mills
Robert Milne
Leona Mitchell
Sandra Moon
Chloé Moore
Felicia Moore
Latonia Moore
James Morris
Paul Mow
Jessica Muirhead
Brian Mulligan
John Murray
Lorna Myers
Pamela Myers

Zachary Nelson
Norma Newton
Judith Nicosla
Yannick-Muriel Noah
John Norman

Daniel Okulitch
Lisette Oropesa
Mark Oswald
Louis Otey
Eric Owens
Marjorie Owens

Kay Paaschal
Nicholas Pallesen
Roberta Palmer
Sean Panikkar
Tonio Di Paolo
Moises Santiago Parker
Edward Parks III
Roger Patterson
Nathaniel Peake
Ailyn Pérez
Eugene Perry
Evelyn Petros
Ellen Phillips
Susanna Phillips
Christina Pier
Susan Marie Pierson
Jeanne Piland
Scott Piper
Dimitri Pittas
Marie Plette
Deborah Polaski
Matthew Polenzani
Robert Pomaker
Robert Pomakov
Stephen Powell
Mayda Prado
Brenda Presley
Henry Price
Perry Price

Elizabeth Pruett
Ashley Putnam
Brenda Quilling
Ann McMahon Quintero
Florence Quivar

Sondra Radvanovsky
Fredda Rakusin
Juliana Rambaldi
Karen Rambo
Jessie Raven
Jan Redick
Georgine Resick
Jeffrey Reynolds
Leslie Richard
Linda Roark-Strummer
Christine Robbins
Julien Robbins
Noelle Rogers
Gianna Rolandi
Roxanne Rowedder

Lisa Saffer
John Sandor
Emalie Savoy
James Schwisow
John Seabury
Jordan Shanahan
Mary Shearer
Neil Shicoff
Alice Shields
Barbara Shuttleworth
Amando Sierra
Nadine Sierra
Joy Simpson
Marietta Simpson
Donovan Singletary
Heidi Skok
Karen Slack
Barrie Smith
Sheila Smith
Garrett Sorenson
Diana Soviero
Maria Spacagna
Richard Stilwell
Marcy Stonikas
Thomas Studebaker
Cesar Suarez
Stephanie Sundine
David Sundquist
Robert Swanson
Michael Sylvester

Dana Talley
Lynette Tapia
Maryanne Telese
Anita Tersian
Russell Thomas
Jo Ella Todd
Edmund Tolliver
Theresa Treadway
Phyllis Treigle
Jacques Trussel
Gregory Turay
James Tyeska
Noel Tyl

Dawn Upshaw

Debra Vanderlinde
James Valenti
Adriana Vanelli
Carol Vaness
Margaret Vazquez
Victoria Vergara
Elizabeth Volkman

Amber Wagner
Mervin Wallace
Carole Walters
Patricia Wells
Ruth Welting
Andrew Wentzel
John Frederic West
James Westman
Monica Whicher
Willard White
Carol Wilcox-Jones
La Verne Williams
Corinne Winters
Tamara Wilson
Louise Wohlafka
Sally Wolf
Elizabeth Wolfe
Erin Wood

Syble Young

Linda Zoghby

Press Release

Read the 2014 GLFS Competition press release here