MARIO LANZA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION awards - 28 may 2016

 



The competition took place in the Recital Hall of the Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.  About 25 members of The British Mario Lanza Society were present, along with members of the public and friends of the students there to support them.

Julian Pike opened the proceedings, thanking the Foundation for their continued support and that it meant a lot to the Conservatoire.  This year, the Trustees were able to award three prizes, due to an increase in donations.

The Adjudicator this year was Mathew Best, and the Jonathan French was the pianist.

First  prize was awarded to Caroline Modiba.  Her two arias were,  a) E strano, Ah forse lui, Sempre libero by Verdi. (b) Je veux vivre by Gounod.
Second prize was awarded to Andrew Randal.  His two arias were a) Hai gia vinta la causa by Mozart (b) Look through the Port  by Britten.
Third prize was awarded to Aimee Fiisk.  Her two arias were a) Donde lieta by Puccini and (b) I go to him by Stavinsky.

Derek Wheldon
Chairman
MLEF


 
2016 Award Winners
Caroline Modiba  (winner) on the left
Andrew Randal (second) on the right
Aimee Fiisk (third) centre