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The Junior Competition – The Catherine Lambert Junior Recital Prize 2016 Results

The Catherine Lambert Junior Recital Prize Final 2016

Saturday November 26th at 16:30 at The Royal College of Music

Panel of judges: Jonathan Courage, Penny-Price Jones, Mary Mogil

1st prize £300 – Ellen Pearson accompanied by Jessica Pearson

2nd prize £200 – James Cobb accompanied by Joan Taylor

3rd prize £100 – Sophie Benfield accompanied by Deborah Shah

Spoken prize in memory of Marion Lines £200 – Sophie Benfield

The AESS is most grateful to The Royal College of Music for allowing us to use The Recital Hall, and to Veronica Veysey Campbell and Liza Hobbs in the Junior Dpt. for all their help.

Special thanks go to Carolyn Richards, the competition administrator, for all her hard work in organizing a delightful event.

Thanks also go our three excellent judges whose thoughtful notes will be passed on to the finalists.

The judges felt that the standard of singing and speaking from all the young competitors was even higher than last year, and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.

The AESS is indebted to Catherine Lambert for her continued support of the Junior Competition and also to the family of Marian Lines for continuing the Speech Prize in her memory.

Sarah Leonard

Chairman of the AESS

juniorcompwinners1James Cobb – 2nd, Ellen Pearson – 1st, & Sophie Benfield -3rd & Speech Prize


With judges – Judges, Stephen Varcoe Mary Mogil, Penelope Price Jones & Jonathan Courage

The Catherine Junior Recital Prize 2016

The Catherine Lambert Junior Recital Prize 2016

The final will be held on Saturday, November 26th at the Royal College of Music Recital Hall from 4.00pm until 7.00pm

The preliminary round will take place on Sunday, November 13th at Taggs Yard, London and at a venue in Birmingham on the same day.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, November 5th