Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Huw Montague Rendall wins the 51st John Christie Award

Hugh Montague Rendall - photo Walter van Dyk
Hugh Montague Rendall
photo Walter van Dyk
The baritone Huw Montague Rendall, who was Fiorello in Glyndebourne's Il barbiere di Sivigla (see my review of the performance at the BBC Proms), has been awarded the 2016 John Christie Award. 

The John Christie Award is an annual scholarship given to a promising young singer at Glyndebourne to fund private study and has been awarded since 1965 by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Past winners of the John Christie Award include Ryland Davies, Richard Van Allan, Linda Esther Gray, Sir John Tomlinson, Gerald Finley, Alfie Boe, Kate Royal, Matthew Rose, Allan Clayton, Duncan Rock and Louise Alder.

Huw Montague Rendall's parents are the distinguished mezzo-soprano, Diana Montague, and the tenor David Rendall. Huw is a Jerwood Young Artist and was a member of the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, and later this year he will join the International Opera Studio, Opernhaus Zürich.

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