This course is designed to help early-career singers and collaborative pianists who want to really dive inside English song, collaborate with other like-minded emerging artists and challenge their own perceptions of the song repertoire.

The course will be led by Gweneth Ann Rand coaching alongside world-renowned voice teacher Julia Faulkner and pianists Julius Drake & Audrey Hyland. The composer and poet in residence will be mentored by Sally Beamish and David Harsent.

I can't think of a better place to delve into the world of English Song than the place that gave so much inspiration to one of the greatest composers of this country. I'm looking forward to exploring Aldeburgh and absorbing some of that same inspiration.

BPYA 23-24

The Artists

Aleksandra Myslek (Piano, UK)

Anna Disley-Simpson (Composer, UK)

Benedikt Holter (Piano, Austria)

Emily Hoh (Piano, UK)

Emily Jennings (Soprano, UK)

Florian Störtz (Baritone, UK)

Hikaru Kanki (Piano, Germany)

Ilan Kurtser (Piano, UK)

Jeeyoung Lim (Baritone, Germany)

Jonathan Eyers (Baritone, New Zealand)

Juliette Journaux (Piano, France)

Katie Byford (Poet, UK)

Lindsey Reynolds (Soprano, USA)

Lydia Shariff (Mezzo-Soprano, UK)

Myrna Tennant (Mezzo-Soprano, UK)

Shafali Jalota (Soprano, UK)

Sian Eleanor Griffiths (Mezzo, UK)

Stephen Whitford (Baritone, Austria)

Travon Walker (Tenor, USA)

Yuriy Hadzetskyy (Baritone, Switzerland)

This course is kindly supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.

Emily Jennings and Myrna Tennant are the 2023-24 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award holders, supported by the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Trust.

Juliette Journaux is the Viola Tunnard Young Artist.

Lindsey Reynolds is the recipient of the Mary Mackintosh Award.

Shafali Jalota is the recipient of the Richard Cave Bursary.

Yuriyy Hadzetskyy is the recipient of the Anthony and Barbadee Meyer Song Bursary.