Leeds Lieder Young Artists 2024

Announcing our Leeds Lieder 2024 Young Artists Programme – applications now are closed.

Leeds Lieder Festival Dates: Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 April 2024

We are delighted to present the 20th Anniversary Festival of Leeds Lieder in April 2024 at Leeds Conservatoire, Leeds Minster and the Howard Assembly Room.

Building on the success of our Young Artists Programme in recent years, we are now inviting ten duo partners, aged 30 years or under, to become Leeds Lieder Young Artists and fully immerse themselves in the many recitals, masterclasses, talks and events taking place during the Festival.

There will be opportunities to work closely in masterclasses with established artists including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson, James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook and Benjamin Appl, all of whom will share their experiences of working on the international stage and explore the special ensemble relationship of voice and piano.

Leeds Lieder Young Artists will benefit from individual coaching from the above experts and will also take part in a live-streamed Showcase recital, with further opportunities to participate in the Composers & Poets Forum, performing brand new songs which will be the culmination of the creative song-writing project, A Leeds Songbook, and join the newly-formed Bring & Sing! Chorus in a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria at Leeds Minster.

Young Artists will receive free tickets to all Festival events featuring artists such as Roderick Williams, Nikola Hillebrand, Roger Vignoles, James Newby, James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook, Graham Johnson, Carolyn Sampson, Ema Nikolovska, Fleur Barron, Benjamin Appl and Festival Director Joseph Middleton. Please note that attendance at ALL Festival events is obligatory. Please see our online brochure, On Wings of Song, for details of Festival events open to the public (additional closed sessions for Young Artists will also be scheduled).

We are committed to nurturing young talent and our knowledgeable, generous and discerning audiences value the opportunity to follow the careers of our Young Artists. 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 prizewinners and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists.