Monday, 9 May 2016

Guildhall Gold Medal Winner - Oliver Wass

Oliver Wass
Harpist Oliver Wass has won the 2016 Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the School’s most prestigious prize for outstanding soloists. The prize is awarded to singers and instrumentalists in alternate years and this year was the turn of the instrumentalists. Oliver Wass’ winning performance was Ginastera’s Concerto for Harp and was accompanied by the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Leaper. The other Gold Medal finalists were Antonina Suhanova and Scott MacIsaac.

Oliver Wass is in his first year of a Masters degree at the Guildhall School, for which he was awarded a full scholarship to study with Imogen Barford. He graduated from the University of York with a First Class Honours degree, achieving the highest mark ever awarded for a final recital, and winning the Blake Music Prize. Wass was recently announced as one of St John's Smith Square's young artists for 2016-2017

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