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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.

How can I apply?

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Deadline for applications is 30th January and six shortlisted duos will be invited to give a 40 minute recital on Saturday 4 March at the Holywell Music Room during the Spring Weekend of Song. To apply please email Sophie Ruggiero, Learning & Participation Officer at

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.

Contact Us

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 Sophie Ruggiero, Learning & Participation Officer at

Support Us

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform is generously supported by The Derrill Allatt Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Trufflehunter, Jesus College & the Kohn Foundation and the Jean Meikle Trust. Anyone interested in adding further support for the Young Artist Platform should contact Peter Burrows at

Previous Winners



  • 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)

Young Artist Platform Recitals 2016, 2017 and 2018

Friday 8 January 2016 - Witney Music Society - Alison Rose (Soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano)

Tuesday 16 February 2016 - Boston Concert Club - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) and Jâms Coleman (piano)

Saturday 14 May 2016 - Elmbridge Music Club - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) and Jâms Coleman (piano)

Monday 11 July 2016 - Buxton Festival - Josep-Ramon Olivé (baritone) & Ben San Lau (piano)

Thursday 11 July 2016 - Llandeilo Festival of Music - Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) & Johan Barnoin (piano

Wednesday 27th July 2016 at Ryedale Festival - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) & Jâms Coleman (piano)

Sunday 10 July at Roman River Music - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) & Jâms Coleman (piano)

Thursday 3 November 2016 at Aberystwyth Music Club - Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) & Johan Barnoin (piano)

Thursday 8 December 2016 at London Song Festival - - Suzanne Fischer (soprano) & Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Thursday 16 February 2017 - St John's Smith Square - Suzanne Fischer (soprano) & Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Tuesday 21 February 2017 at Boston Concert Club - - Suzanne Fischer (soprano) & Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Thursday 30 March 2017 - St John's Smith Square - Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) & Johan Barnoin (piano)

Saturday 13 May 2017 at Elmbridge Music Club - Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) & Johan Barnoin (piano)s

Friday 12 January 2018 at Witney Music Society - Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) & Johan Barnoin (piano)