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Emyr Wins Stoutzker Prize 2016

15 June 2016

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Vocal & Opera Studies

Congratulations to baritone Emyr Wyn Jones who last night beat off stiff competition to win the College’s prestigious annual Ian Stoutzker Prize for the most outstanding musician at RWCMD.

Emyr was competing against fellow students Chanae Curtis, soprano, Joshua Jones, saxophone and George Fradley, piano. Cellist Luke Millard was not able to compete due to injury.

The final took place in the College’s Dora Stoutzker Hall, in front of a panel of adjudicators including George Caird, Richard Ormrod, Alice Neary and Donald Maxwell.

Chair of the judges George Caird, on congratulating all the finalists said, ” It’s so important for the competitors to consider their strengths, choose to play to their strengths and to convey those strengths to the audience.”

Emyr in rehearsal for the College's forthcoming production of Falstaff

Emyr in rehearsal for the College’s forthcoming production of Falstaff

Emyr, in a programme that connected most directly with the audience, sang material in four different languages including Welsh, Russian and Italian. He is about to play Falstaff in the College’s summer opera production, opening on 26th June at Sherman Theatre.

Previous winners of the Stoutzker Prize include Michael Lowe,  Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Tianhong Yang and Reisha Adams