Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition

This Competition celebrates the art of the song recital and honours the Lied’s place at the heart of the genre.

Kindly supported by William and Judith Bollinger

Since its foundation in 1997, the biennial Competition has grown in status and prestige, and continues to attract singers and pianists from around the world, aged 33 or under, who are keen to embark on significant recital careers.

After 20 years of very generous support from The Kohn Foundation, the 2019 Competition was sponsored by Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells. The 2022 and 2024 Competitions will be sponsored by William and Judith Bollinger.

Providing an invaluable opportunity for feedback and guidance from a jury consisting of the highest calibre of internationally renowned artists and directors from the world’s elite concert halls and music festivals, the Competition also promotes the exchange of ideas between artists from all over the world, and presents an important platform for public performance and the expansion of repertoire.

The 2024 Competition will take place from Friday 6 - Wednesday 11 September 2024. Please visit here for more information.

2022 winners

Header image: Laurence Kilsby, winner of the 2022 Competition copyright Benjamin Ealovega

2024 Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition
Saturday 7 – Wednesday 11 September 2024