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Finalists Announced for 2015 George London Foundation Awards; Finals Set for Tomorrow

The 2015 George London Foundation Competition Finalists are:

  • Julie Adams, soprano
  • Susannah Biller, soprano
  • Benjamin Bliss, tenor
  • Michael Brandenburg, tenor
  • J'nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
  • Andrea Carroll, soprano
  • Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano
  • Nicole Haslett, soprano
  • Leah Hawkins, mezzo-soprano
  • Mary-Hollis Hundley, soprano
  • Courtney Johnson, soprano
  • Adam Lau, bass
  • Megan Marino, mezzo-soprano
  • Owen McCausland, tenor
  • Sarah Mesko, soprano
  • Lauren Michelle, soprano
  • Amy Owens, soprano
  • Andrew Owens, tenor
  • Sean Michael Plumb, baritone
  • Lara Secord-Haid, soprano
  • Reginald Smith, Jr., baritone

On Friday, February 27, at The Morgan Library & Museum, the singers will be competing for five George London Awards of $10,000 each, and five George London Encouragement Awards of $1,000 each.

This year's panel of judges includes opera stage director Bruce Donnell, soprano and San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald, former Metropolitan Opera administrator Alfred F. Hubay, George London Foundation President Nora London, mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, and tenor and voice professor George Shirley. The competition pianist is Linda Hall.

The final round will take place on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 4:00 PM at the Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum, located at 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York City. Tickets: $20, $10 to George London Foundation Recital Series subscribers. For reservations and information, call (212) 956-2809, or e-mail info@georgelondon.org or visit www.georgelondon.org.



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