Leeds Lieder Young Artists

Do you love communicating words through song? Are you intrigued by the unique relationship between singer and pianist? We are inviting 10 duos to become Leeds Lieder Young Artists and immerse themselves in our 2018 Festival.

There will be opportunities to work closely with either John Mark Ainsley, Malcolm Martineau or Sir Thomas Allen, who will share their experiences of working on the international stage and explore the special ensemble relationship of voice and piano. The Leeds Lieder Young Artists will also take part in a live-streamed concert, with further opportunities to perform in the late night Lieder Lounge, and will receive free tickets to all Festival events featuring artists such as Louise Alder, Carolyn Sampson, Matthew Rose, Robert Holl, Graham Johnson and Julian Prégardien.

At a cost of £200 per participant, this is a valuable opportunity for established or emerging duos to work together alongside professionals and like-minded musicians. For the first time, Leeds Lieder Young Artists may also be invited to take part in future Leeds Lieder Concert Seasons, alongside an already established tradition of Ferrier and Wigmore International Song Competition Prize Winners and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists.



Guidance for applicants:

  • Duos are asked to submit a recording of three contrasting songs of their choice (one in German, one in English and one in another language) for consideration by the selection committee.
  • We regret we are only able to accept recordings electronically, preferably via a YouTube link.
  • Please submit completed application form, with recording, by Thursday 1st Feb 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified w/c 19 Feb 2018 and must be able to attend the entire Festival. Accommodation will be provided but Young Artists will be responsible for their own travel.
  • The fee of £200 per participant is payable w/c 19 Mar 2018.
Recording repertoire submitted (please detail song title, cycle (if applicable) and composer):
Please detail a further seven pieces you would like to present at the Festival: