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Young Artist Programme 2022

What is the Young Artist Programme?

Oxford Lieder's new Young Artist Programme combines the best elements of our well-established Mastercourse and Young Artist Platform to offer an expanded range of high-quality opportunities for training and performance, and to enable more artists to benefit each year. Between six and eight exceptional duos will be selected by public audition at our Spring Song weekend in March 2022. These Oxford Lieder Young Artists will be offered professional engagements at the Oxford Lieder Festival and elsewhere, as well as fully subsidised places on our annual Mastercourse, and other training and performance opportunities through to spring 2023. We will be looking for the highest standards of performance, but the programme will also be tailored to each duo's particular interests, offering support in areas such as curating and programming, new music, and education projects.

About the Young Artist Programme

Audition-recitals will take place on 17 and 18 March 2022, as part of our Spring Song weekend, to recruit between six and eight outstanding duos to join this programme.

Following the audition weekend, the Young Artist Programme will offer duos ongoing professional support and opportunities throughout the year, including:

  • A 2-day introductory working session in Oxford on Thursday 9 & Friday 10 June 2022 with coaching and a chance to meet other YAP duos, as well as attending an Oxford Lieder recital
  • Performance opportunities in Week One of the 2022 Oxford Lieder Festival
  • A fully-funded place on our residential Mastercourse in Week Two of the Festival, with lead tutor Mark Padmore and working intensively with other world-renowned artists
  • A day of coaching and support on curation in preparation for recitals to be delivered at Spring Song 2023
  • A showcase recital for each duo as part of the Spring Song 2023 programme
  • Further opportunities for involvement in Oxford Lieder's various Learning & Participation initiatives

How to apply

Applications are now open and should be submitted using this online form by 10am on Tuesday 1 February 2022.

Duos will be asked to submit recordings, a proposed audition-recital programme and a written statement about their approach to song including areas of particular interest. There is no upper age limit and applications are welcome from duos who are current students or have left full-time education within the last 4 years (due to the recent disruptions caused by the pandemic,this has been extended from 3 years to 4 years for 2022 applicants).

Further guidance and information can be found here

If you have any queries please contact Kate Swinburne-Johnson

Support Us

If you would be interested in supporting the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme, please contact Ellen Parkes

Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform

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)