70 Guildhall School Gold Medal Concert 2015 in Barbican Hall
Wednesday 13th May 2015
Celebrating its centenary in 2015, the Gold Medal for Music is one of the longest standing prizes at Guildhall School, A group of 20 from our livery had drinks prior to the concert and in the interval, kindly organised by Assistant Roger Brookes in association with the Development Office of the School.
The four finalists performing were Milan Siljanov (bass), Marta Fontanals-Simmonds (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Atkins (tenor) and Jennifer Witton (soprano). Each had to sing four pieces accompanied by piano and three pieces with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. As can be imagined, the standard was exceptionally high. For the first time in the history of the competition, the judges were unable to separate the two ladies and so awarded two gold medals this year. A wonderful way to mark the centenary! A very inspiring evening.