Guildhall School announces Gold Medal 2022 finalists
Monday, March 28, 2022
The prize will be awarded to an instrumentalist this year, alternating between singers and instrumentalists every year.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama has announced the finalists for its most prestigious prize for musicians: the Gold Medal.
The finalists are William Bracken on piano, Stephanie Tang on piano, and Kryštof Kohout on violin.
Each of the finalists will perform a concerto of their choice with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Leader in Barbican Hall on 12 May.
William Bracken has chosen Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4, Op. 58, Kryštof Kohout will be performing Berg’s Violin Concerto, and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op. 15, will be performed by Stephanie Tang.
This year’s panel of judges will include BBC New Generation Artists Scheme editor Emma Bloxham; artistic director and chief conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Cottis; artistic and executive director of Wigmore Hall, John Gilhooly CBE; principal conductor and artistic director of Spain’s RTVE Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Adrian Leaper; and interim principal of Guildhall School, Jonathan Vaughan.
Last summer, baritone Tom Mole won the 2021 Gold Medal.
For more information on Guildhall School’s Gold Medal and to book tickets visit the event page.