Posted on 28 February 2010
Anna Patalong, of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, has received this year's Maggie Teyte Prize of £2000 together with a recital at the Royal Opera House and a Miriam Licette Scholarship of £1500 for advanced study.
The Maggie Teyte Prize and Miriam Licette Scholarships are administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and place particular emphasis on the interpretation of French mélodie. The awards are open to female singers in full-time postgraduate vocal study or in the first year of entering a professional career.
This year, fifteen singers auditioned in the Chorus Room of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. David Syrus chaired the panel and was joined by Christopher Glynn, Valerie Masterson CBE and Jean Rigby. Felicity Guinness (who provides the funding for the Maggie Teyte Prize) and David Sulkin, Chief Executive of the Musicians Benevolent Fund, were present for the day of auditions.
Anna Patalong's recital will be held on Monday 24 May in the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House.