This Year's Festival: 13 - 22 June 2024

We are getting close to the semi-finals of the Inaugural New Voices Competition at Northern Aldborough Festival on Tuesday 20th June!

At stake is an array of wonderful prizes including the £5000 Seastock Prize, the £1500 Yorkshire Music Future Fund Prize and offers to perform at leading festivals across the UK! There is also the opportunity to be assessed by a panel that includes the world-renowned soprano Dame Felicity Lott, leading conductor Christian Curnyn and accompanist and Director of Leeds Lieder Joseph Middleton.

We asked the eight semi-finalist singers what winning would mean to them, what persuaded them to join the profession, and what they listen to when they’re not working. Their answers are thought-provoking and often surprising!  Click on their names to see what they have to say about their work.

  1. Aileen Baker (26), mezzo-soprano
  2. Georgie Malcolm (29), soprano
  3. Alexandra Beason (26), soprano
  4. Camilla Seale (28), mezzo-soprano
  5. Lea Shaw (26), mezzo-soprano
  6. Rachel Barnard (24), soprano
  7. Jack Holton (31), baritone
  8. Betty Makharinsky (29), soprano

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