Led by two of the finest interpreters of French repertoire, Véronique Gens and Susan Manoff, this six-day French Song & Mélodie course will offer young artists a deep dive into the French language repertory. Pianist and coach Audrey Hyland will also bring in-depth exploration of repetiteur skills.

This course will feature two public masterclasses alongside private tuition, group sessions, career advice and an end of course recital.

I enjoyed being surrounded by tutors and colleagues that share a passion for this art form. It made me feel very safe, challenged me, but above all inspired me.

Britten Pears Young Artist 2023-24

The opportunity to collaborate with artists of such outstanding talent and sensitivity has been transformative and leaves me very optimistic for the future of our industry.

Britten Pears Young Artist 2023-24


The Artists

Lyriel Benameur (Soprano, France)

Ed Birchinall (Baritone, UK)

Archie Bonham (Piano, UK)

Fleuranne Brockway (Mezzo-soprano, Australia)

Elitsa Desseva (Piano, Bulgaria)

Francesca Lauri (Piano, UK)

Logan Lopez Gonzalez (Countertenor, Belgium)

Hannah Morley (Mezzo-soprano, UK)

Theano Papadaki (Soprano, Greece)

Ellen Pearson (Mezzo-soprano, UK)

Ceferina Penny (Soprano, UK)

Edward Picton-Turbervill (Piano, UK)

Camilla Seale (Mezzo-soprano, UK)

Mikhail Timoshenko (Baritone, Russia)

Yuriko Watanabe (Piano, Japan)

JongSun Woo (Piano, South Korea)

Biqing Zhang (Soprano, China)

Yufan Zhang (Mezzo-soprano, New Zealand)


Fleuranne Brockway is the recipient of the Richard Cave Bursary.

Logan Lopez Gonzalez is the recipient of the Chandos Bursary.

Ceferina Penny is the recipient of the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award.

Francesca Lauri and Edward Picton-Turbervill are the Viola Tunnard Scholars.