BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 Song Prize Winner Revealed [Spoiler Alert]

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CORRECTION: We apologize to Catriona Morison as a previous version of the article did not mention her as a victor. Congratulations!

Catriona Morison and Ariunbaatar Gunbaatar are your 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize winners.

The selection of two winners in the contest is an unprecedented move in the competition.

Gunbaatar performed works from Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Fauré, and Sharav while Morison took one music from Schoenberg, Korngold, Brahms, Vellones, Grieg, and Orr on their way to taking home the coveted prize, beating out John Chest, Iurii Samoilov, and Louise Alder.

Both are still in the running for the top prize on Sunday and could potentially join Jamie Barton and Marius Brenciu as the only winners to take home both major prizes at the competition.

Either could of course still surprise and win all three prizes, including the “Audience Prize,” becoming the first in the competition’s history to complete the treble.


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4 Comments on "BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 Song Prize Winner Revealed [Spoiler Alert]"

  1. Richard Peach | June 17, 2017 at 2:56 am | Reply

    The Song Prize was jointly awarded to Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar and Catriona Morison. Unprecedented. Perhaps you weren’t there! Please correct your website.

  2. Correction: Ariunbaatar Gunbaatar shared the prize with Catriona Morison.

  3. Charisse Amand | June 17, 2017 at 3:50 am | Reply

    This is wrong, it was a joint first prize with mezzo Catriona.

  4. Your original winner announcement rang more true!

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