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Young Artist Platform

2019 Young Artist Platform Winners

After a fabulous day of recital auditions for our Young Artist Platorm, we're delighted to announce the 2019 winners:

Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano) & Joseph Havlat (piano)

Ema Nikolovska (mezzo-soprano) & Gary Beecher (piano)

What is the Young Artist Platform Award?

Every year Oxford Lieder grants Young Artist Awards to two outstanding duos, all enrolled on post-graduate courses at UK conservatoires and already at the outset of major careers. As part of the award these Young Artists are each given recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as a number of paid song recital engagements around the country.






  • Nicholas Mogg (baritone) & Jâms Coleman (piano)
  • Josep Ramon Olivé (baritone) & Ben-San Lau (piano)


  • Rosalind Coad (soprano) & Gregory Drott (piano)
  • Kangmin Justin Kim (counter-tenor) & Sachika Taniyama (piano)
  • Alessandro Fisher (tenor) & Ricardo Gosalbo (piano)


  • Winning duo: Lucy Hall (soprano) & Gavin Roberts (piano)
  • Runners up: Alison Rose (soprano) & Matthew Fletcher (piano)
  • Runners up: Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) and Finnegan Downie Dear (piano)


  • Winning duo: Sonia Grané (soprano) & Edwige Herchenroder (piano)
  • Runners up: Victor Sicard (baritone) & Anna Cardona (piano)
  • Highly commended: Benjamin Appl (baritone) & Bernadette Bartos (piano)


Thursday 25 April at Aberystwyth Music Club - Jessica Dandy (contralto) & Dylan Perez (piano)

Wednesday 17 July at Llandeilo Festival - Harriet Burns (soprano) & Michael Pandya (piano)

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How can I apply?

Applications have now closed for this year’s Young Artist Platform. Details of this year’s shortlisted duos and auditions on 6th April 2019 can be found here

Details of the 2020 Young Artist Platform have not yet been released. Please email Kate Swinburne-Johnson for more information about how to apply.


Oxford Lieder offers sponsorship to music clubs, societies and festivals who wish to offer recitals to our exceptional Young Artists. Oxford Lieder will support 50% of the the artist fees, allowing you to engage outstanding musicians at a significantly subsidised rate.

Oxford Lieder will put you in contact with the Young Artists to develop an interesting and attractive programme that appeals to your audience. We are able to provide full texts and translations and, where possible, will also help with promotion. We can also advise on, for example, pre-concert talks to ensure your audience have the best possible experience of what may be their first song recital.

Oxford Lieder's Young Artists are chosen for their commitment, communication, musicianship and programming; these are not only impressive voices, but true artists who bring text and music to life.

If you are interested in engaging one of our award-winning duos for your forthcoming season and would like to receive portfolio packs and recordings, please contact Kate Swinburne-Johnson


The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform is generously supported by The Derrill Allatt Foundation, The Batchworth Trust, The John S Cohen Foundation, Mr & Mrs J.A. Pye’s Charitable Settlement, Jean Meikle Music Trust, The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust, Trufflehunter, The Kirby Laing Foundation. Anyone interested in adding further support for the Young Artist Platform should contact Peter Burrows