George London Foundation for Singers

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“The annual [George London Foundation] competition continues to be conducted with dignity, class and an aura of discovery by London’s widow, Nora, whose abiding respect for singers, love of the singing voice and admiration for her husband’s incomparable career pervade the whole valuable enterprise.”   -MusicalAmerica.com

George London Foundation for SingersThe George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada for more than four decades.

Since 1971, the annual competition of The George London Foundation for Singers has been giving its George London Awards, and a total of more than $2 million, to an outstanding roster of young American and Canadian opera singers who have gone on to international stardom – the list of past winners includes Christine Brewer, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Catherine Malfitano, James Morris, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, Neil Shicoff, and Dawn Upshaw.

The recital series began at the Morgan Library & Museum in 1995 as a way to give grantees exposure and experience, and, in many cases, a New York debut. Each season consists of three recitals featuring recent award winners sometimes paired with a well-known international artist – often a past George London Award winner.

Latest News

  • Read coverage of 2018 George London Award winners in The New York Times, Seen and Heard InternationalNew York Classical Review, and Voce di Meche
  • Winners of the 2018 George London Awards Are Announced – Press release
  • Heidi Melton & Kyle van Schoonhoven Perform a George London Recital on March 4, 2018 – Press release
  • Who Will Win a 2018 George London Award? The George London Foundation Competition Finals Are Feb. 16, 2018 – Press release
  • Marjorie Owens & Quinn Kelsey Perform a George London Foundation Recital on Dec. 10, 2017 – Press release
  • Leah Crocetto & Zachary Nelson Open George London Foundation’s 2017-18 season on Oct. 29, 2017 – Press release
  • George London Foundation for Singers 2017-18 Season Is Announced – Press release
  • George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital on April 2, 2017 – Press release
  • “George London Foundation Presents a Heartening Show of Young Opera Talent” – New York Classical Review, February 18, 2017
  • George London Foundation Presents Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko In Recital on March 5, 2017 – Press release
  • Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced – Press release
  • Finalists Announced In the 2017 George London Foundation Awards Competition – Press release
  • Who Will Win a 2017 George London Award? George London Foundation Competition Finals Take Place February 17, 2017 – Press release
  • Reviews of Isabel Leonard & Jared Bybee from New York Classical Review and Voce di meche
  • George London Foundation Presents Isabel Leonard & Jared Bybee In Recital, Oct. 9, 2016, To Launch 2016-17 Season – Press release
  • George London Foundation for Singers 2016-17 Season Is Announced – Press release
  • Review: Jennifer Johnson Cano and Dimitri Pittas at the Morgan – The New York Times, May 16, 2016

Click here for past news about the George London Foundation for Singers

Photo by Shawn Ehlers: Winners of the 2016 George London Foundation Awards Competition, and Nora London (center)

High-res photos for download

Leah Crocetto, photo by Rebecca Fay

Zachary Nelson, photo by Dario Acosta

Marjorie Owens, photo by Simon Pauly

Quinn Kelsey, photo by Ken Howard

Heidi Melton, photo by Simon Pauly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora London, second from left front, with 2018 George London Award winners (front, L to R) Raehann Bryce-Davis, Lauren Margison, Benjamin Taylor, (rear, L to R) Lawson Anderson, Rihab Chaieb, and Emily D’Angelo, photo by Mark Von Holden

   
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