The John Christie Award

Established in 1964 and endowed by Cyril Davis (Court Member 1976-1983) for a scholarship to be presented annually for advanced study as a singer, producer, conductor or repetiteur under contract, and in consultation with Glyndebourne Festival Opera. From 2003 to 2014 it was part-funded by the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust. It is named after the founder, in 1934, of Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Sussex.

On October 12th 2015, a star-studded concert was held at The Royal College of Music to celebrate 50 years of this Award.

Presented by the legendary tenor Ryland Davies (and first winner of this award) and in the presence of Lady Christie, the concert included performances by Louise Alder, Kate Royal and Duncan Rock (all previous winners of the award), together with the 2015 winner, Nikola Hillebrand.

 

Issue 51 of Preserve Harmony has a good article on this event. Click on the image right to download.

The Musicians' Company Archive Project

Past Winners:

 

1965 - Ryland Davies

1966 - Richard Van Allan

1967 - Jill Gomez

1968 - Jill Gomez

1969 - No award

1970 - Teresa Cahill and Yvonne Fuller

1971 - Anthony Roden

1972 - Ian Caley

1973 - Linda Esther Gray and John Tomlinson

1974 - Elizabeth Gale and Anthony Rolfe Johnson

1975 - Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Alan Watt

1976 - John Rawnsley

1977 - Kate Flowers

1978 - Fiona Kimm

1979 - Keith Lewis

1980 - Christopher Blades

1981 - Helen Walker

1982 - Glen Winslade

1983 - John Hall

1984 - Louise Winter

1985 - Anna Steiger

1986 - Peter Rose

1987 - Alastair Miles

1988 - Robert Poulton

1989 - Alison Hagley and Gerald Finley

1990 - Sarah Pring and Christopher Ventris

1991 - Andrew Slater

1992 - Edith Pritchard

1993 - Julie Unwin

1994 - Howard Quilla Croft

1995 - No award

1996 - Lisa Milne

1997 - Linda Tuvas

1998 - Daniel Borowski

1999 - Darcy Bleiker

2000 - Sarah Fox

2001 - Marie Arnet

2002 - Alfie Boe

2003 - Lubyov Petrova

2004 - Kate Royal

2005 - Claire Ormshaw

2006 - Matthew Rose

2007 - Peter Gijsbertsen

2008 - Allan Clayton

2009 - Natasha Jouhl

2010 - Duncan Rock

2011 - David Butt Philip

2012 - Katherine Watson

2013 - Ulyana Aleksyuk

2014 - Louise Alder

2015 - Nikola Hillebrand

2016 - Huw Montague Rendall - click here for more information

2017 - James Newby - click here for more information

2018 - William Thomas - click here for more information

2019 - Vuvu Mpofu - click here for more information

2020 - No award

 

 

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