Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

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

Since its foundation in 1997, the 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.

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 next Song Competition will take place in 2017, and will run from Sunday 3 to Thursday 7 September 2017 inclusive.

Watch an introduction to the Competition

2017 Competition

Preliminary information about the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Internatinal Song Competition


Find out about the history of the Competition and past winners.