Talent development

The John Christie Award

Named after our founder, The John Christie Award is an annual scholarship to recognise exceptionally talented singers.

Established in 1965 and funded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, The John Christie Award is named in honour of the founder of Glyndebourne, who was an honorary freeman of the Company.

Awarded annually, the £15,000 scholarship was created to help advance the career of an outstanding young talent in the Glyndebourne Festival company who can still benefit from an opportunity for further study.

Past recipients:

1965 Ryland Davies
1966 Richard Van Allan
1967 Jill Gomez
1970 Teresa Cahill & Yvonne Fuller
1971 Anthony Roden
1972 Ian Caley
1973 Linda Esther Gray
1974 Elizabeth Gale
1975 Anthony Rolfe Johnson
1976 John Rawnsley
1977 Kate Flowers
1978 Fiona Kimm
1979 Keith Lewis
1980 Christopher Blades
1981 Helen Walker
1982 Glenn Winslade
1983 John Hall
1984 Louise Winter
1985 Anna Steiger
1986 Peter Rose
1987 Alastair Miles
1988  Robert Poulton


1989 Alison Hagley & Gerald Finley
1990 Sarah Pring & Christopher Ventris
1991 Andrew Slater
1992 Edith Pritchard
1993 Julie Unwin
1994 Howard Quilla Croft
1996 Lisa Milne
1997 Linda Tuvås
1998 Daniel Borowski
1999 D’Arcy Bleiker
2000 Sarah Fox
2001 Marie Arnet
2002 Alfred Boe
2003 Lyubov Petrova
2004 Kate Royal
2005 Claire Ormshaw
2006 Matthew Rose
2007 Peter Gijsbertsen
2008 Allan Clayton
2009 Natasha Jouhl
2010 Duncan Rock
2011 David Butt Philip

2012 Katherine Watson
2013 Ulyana Aleksyuk
2014 Louise Alder
2015 Nikola Hillebrand
2016 Huw Montague Rendall
2017 James Newby
2018 William Thomas
2019 Vuvu Mpofu

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