Welcome to The Joaninha Trust


The Joaninha Trust was established in 1993 by Sir Edwin and Lady Nixon to give support through an annual competitive award to an outstanding young professional singer.

The purpose of the award is to provide helpĀ in continuing specialist professional studies, carrying forward important personal vocal or language tuition and auditioning for roles or further full time study.

The list of winners of the award now contains many names of singers who have already become well known in the UK and Europe.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 award is Kyu Choi from the Royal Academy of Music.