The list of winners of the award contains the names of many singers who have become well known professionally around the world.
Over the years, the Joaninha Trustees have been thrilled to hear from our winners who consistently tell us how important the award was to them at a crucial stage in their development as an artist.
Our award winners since 1994 are listed here in full, as well as more information about a selection of them below.
|2018||William Thomas||Glyndebourne Chorus|
|2018||Additional prize awarded to JAMES NEWBY||Glyndebourne Chorus|
|2016||Additional prize awarded to Guy Elliot||Trinity|
|2015||Additional prize awarded to Eierlys Davies||RSAMD|
|2013||Additional prize awarded to Sarah-Jane Lewis||RAM|
|2010||ROBYN ALLEGRA PARTON||MVCO|
|2008||IDA FALK WINLAND||RCM|
|2004||Additional prize awarded to Kate Royal||GFO|
|2002||REBECCA VON LIPINSKI||RNCM|
|GFO||Glyndebourne Festival Opera|
|GSMD||The Guildhall School of Music & Drama|
|MVCO||The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra|
|RAM||The Royal Academy of Music|
|RCM||The Royal College of Music|
|RNCM||The Royal Northern College of Music|
|RSAMD||The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
|TRINITY||Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance|
Kyu Choi is a South Korean Baritone, who graduated from the Korea National University of Arts before taking up a place at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied for his Master’s degree which supported by the San Martino Scholarship in 2016.
Will Thomas was born in Harpenden and in 2013 he gained a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (BMus) and is currently studying under the guidance of John Evans on the Masters Programme at The Guildhall School and will continue his studies on the prestigious Opera Course in September 2018.
Rebecca von Lipinski
Rebecca von Lipinski was born in Mansfield and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music‚ supported by the Peter Moores Foundation‚ and at the National Opera Studio in London. Her awards include the Clonter Opera Prize‚ the Audience Prize and the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award.
Scottish Mezzo Soprano Katie Coventry is in her final year at the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she studies with Tim Evans-Jones as the Independent Opera Voice Scholar.
She is an ENO Harewood Artist and recently made her professional début with the company as Edith in Pirates of Penzance.
Born in London, Kate Royal studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Awards include the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award, the 2004 John Christie Award, and the 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award. Kate was a Joaninha Trust runner-up winner in 2004.
British bass James Platt studied at the Royal Academy of Music and on the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
A member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden his roles there include Caronte Orfeo, Dr Grenvil La Traviata and Blansac in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta. James recently made his debut with the Welsh National Opera as High Priest of Baal Nabucco.
Robyn Allegra Parton
A finalist in the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and holder of the Helen Clarke Award from Garsington Opera, Robyn Allegra Parton read Music at Worcester College, Oxford, before furthering her studies at the Royal College of Music, London, and completing the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship and ENO’s Opera Works programme.