Baritone Huw Montague Rendall is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious John Christie Award.
Huw is a Jerwood Young Artist and was a member of the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, taking part in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Le nozze di Figaro and Béatrice et Bénédict. He also sang the role of Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Glyndebourne and the BBC Proms. Later this year he will join the International Opera Studio, Opernhaus Zürich.
The John Christie Award is an annual scholarship given to a promising young singer to fund private study and has been awarded since 1965 by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Past winners of the John Christie Award include: Kate Royal , Matthew Rose , Allan Clayton , Duncan Rock , Louise Alder  and Nikola Hillebrand .
The 2016 winner was announced on Sunday 28 August at the final performance of the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival.