2013 Stoutzker Prize finalist Lukasz Karauda talks about this year’s competition and his hopes for the future:
“I decided to study abroad because I wanted to achieve something more than I would have at a university in Poland. Studying in the UK can give you more experience and teach you to have a professional attitude in the opera industry.
I owe so many things to Angela Livingstone, who has helped me in my studies at RWCMD and my entry into the music profession. The College is an amazing place to develop your voice.
For the Stoutzker Prize final, I am going to prepare a couple of songs cycle of R. Schumann Dichterliebe, including a Russian lieder, a Polish song, and few arias with the chamber orchestra under conductor David Jones.
If I do receive the main prize, I will definitely use it for my vocal development. I’m considering taking part in UK competitions; taking regular lessons with a vocal coach and getting myself ready for auditions to attend opera schools.”