John Brancy has reached the final of the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, to be held tomorrow (Thursday 7 September) at Wigmore Hall. This follows on from his success at the Belvedere Competition in Moscow where he won the Media-Jury Prize.
The prestigious competition recognises the song tradition as a whole and requires contestants to perform in at least three languages. At the same time it honours the Lied’s place at the heart of the song repertoire and celebrates the Shakespearean stature of Schubert in the genre.
In April 2017, John Brancy released his debut album with pianist Peter Dugan. A silent Night: A WW1 Memorial in Song. John looks ahead to a busy season with engagements in Europe and the USA including Klagenfurt, Albert in Werther and Bregenz, Malatesta in Don Pasquale.
The final will be streamed digitally live from Wigmore Hall and can be found here: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-hall-live/live-stream