Student takes joint second prize in competition

BMus student Daniel Marles

Congratulations to BMus student Daniel Marles who won joint second prize at the annual Lewis Memorial Competition.

The Lewis Memorial Competition took place earlier this month at the Royal Academy of Music. This annual competition is for singers, keyboard players and consorts.

The judging panel, including distinguished singer Dame Felicity Lott, and the audience enjoyed performances by the six finalists, with music from Boyce, Arne, Parry, Sullivan and Stanford, among others.

The judges awarded first prize (£2,000) to Royal Academy of Music student Daniel Vening. Joint Second Prize (£1,000 each) was given to RBC student and high tenor Daniel Marles and Guildhall School of Music and Drama student Sebastian Hill. No third prize was awarded.

There was also an Accompanist Prize (£750), which went to Royal Academy of Music student Daniel Silcock. All prize winners will also receive three volumes of Musica Britannica of their choice.

After the adjudication, the judges spent time providing useful feedback to all participants. The Chair and Trustees of Musica Britannica thanked the judges and the Royal Academy of Music for hosting the day.

Daniel said: "It's great that this prize is bringing more awareness to the Musica Britannica library, as there are so many hidden gems for singers, especially that I never knew before the competition and will certainly be taking forward! I want to thank the judges and everyone in the Musica Britannica Trust who was involved in organising the prize."

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