George London Foundation Announces 2020 Competition Finalists

By Francisco Salazar

The George London Foundation has announced the 2020 finalists for its 2020 George London Award Competition.

This year, the finalists are Justin Austin, Katherine Beck, Danielle Beckvermit, Nicole Brooks, Lindsay Kate Brown, Teresa Castillo, Terrence Chin-Loy, Cheyanne Coss, Monica Dewey, Jessica Faselt, Ryan Johnson, Alisa Jordheim, Tesia Kwarteng, Anne Maguire, and Jana McIntyre.

The finals will take place on Feb. 21, 2020 with each finalists performing with pianist Lydia Brown before a panel of judges and an audience at The Morgan Library & Museum. At the end of the competition, five winners will walk away with a $10,000 prize in honor of legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone George London, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century.

This year’s panel of judges includes soprano Harolyn Blackwell, mezzo-soprano Susan Quittmeyer, Spoleto Festival Artistic Administrator Lenore Rosenberg, Richard Stillwell (one of the first George London Award winners), George London Foundation Executive Director John Hauser, and George London Foundation President Nora London.