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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.

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)

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, please contact Sophie Ruggiero at [email protected].

Support Us

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform is generously supported by 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 [email protected].

Young Artist Platform Recitals 2015 & 2016

Tuesday 17 February 2015 - Boston Concert Club - Alessandro Fisher (tenor) and Ricard Gosalbo (piano)

Thursday 19 February 2015 - Welshpool Music Club - Alessandro Fisher (tenor) and Ricardo Gosalbo (piano)

Monday 20 July 2015 - Buxton Festival - Rosalind Coad (soprano) & Gregory Drott (piano)

Sunday 26 July 2015 - Aberdeen International Youth Festival - Lucy Hall (soprano) and Gavin Roberts (piano)

Saturday 3 October 2015 - Little Missenden Festival - Josep Ramon Olivé (baritone) & Ben-San Lau (piano)

Sunday 1 November 2015 - Aberystwyth Music Club - Alison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano)

Wednesday 4 November 2015 - Rhyl Music Club - Alison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano)

Friday 6 November 2015 - Dolgellau Music Club - Alison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano)

Friday 13 November 2015 - London Song Festival - Lucy Hall (soprano) and Gavin Roberts (piano)

Sunday 29 November 2015 - Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild - Rosalind Coad (soprano) and Gregory Drott (piano)

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 - 2015 Young Artist Platform Winners

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

Date tbc September 2016 - Roman River Music - Nicholas Mogg (baritone) and Jâms Coleman (piano)