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Young Artist Platform

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.

2020 Young Artist Platform Winners

After a fabulous day of recital auditions for our Young Artist Platorm, we're delighted to announce the 2020 winners:

Siân Dicker (soprano) & Krystal Tunnicliffe (piano)

Joël Terrin (baritone) & Cole Knutson (piano)

The 2020 Young Artist Platform

The 2020 Young Artist Platform auditions took place on Sunday 19th January 2020 at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. We hope you were inspired, and spotted the great artists of the future! Click here for further information about the shortlisted duos and winners.

Previous Winners








  • 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) & 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)

Young Artist Platform Winners Recitals 2020 - 2021

Wednesday 1st April - Oxford Lieder Spring Song CANCELLED

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

Saturday 18th April - Heidelberger fruhling CANCELLED

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

Tuesday 12th May - Lied Festival Zeist CANCELLED

Ema Nikolovska (mezzo-soprano)

Sunday 12th July 3pm - The Llandeilo Festival of Music CANCELLED

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

Thursday 1st October 1.05pm - St John's Smith Square

Sian Dicker (soprano) & Krystal Tunnicliffe

Friday 16th October - Oxford Lieder Festival in association with Dolgellau & Rhyl Music Clubs

Sian Dicker (soprano) & Krystal Tunnicliffe

Sunday 31st January 2021 - Worcester Concert Club CANCELLED

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

Monday 8th February 2021 - Ripon Cathedral Concerts CANCELLED

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

Sunday 28th February 2021 - Oxford Lieder Winter into Spring

Joël Terrin (baritone) & Cole Knutson

Thursday 15th April 2021 1.05pm - St John's Smith Sqaure CANCELLED

Joël Terrin (baritone) & Cole Knutson

2021 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform

How can I apply?

We have reluctantaly had to pause our plans for this year's Young Artist Platform. If you would like to be kept informed of future developments please email Kate Swinburne-Johnson

Details of this year’s shortlisted duos and auditions which took place in January can be found here

How can I engage Oxford Lieder Young Artists?

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

Support Us

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