Classical Notes: RIAM’s Sandford prize recalls an inspirational singer
The Irene Sandford Award for Singers is a fitting tribute to a vocalist who was taken too soon
The Irene Sandford Award for Singers at the Royal Irish Academy of Music is one of the most intensely fought competitions imaginable. In its own way, it is a sample of the competitive nature of things to come. This is normally an in-house event, but now the public at large is being invited along for streaming sessions.
This year, the academy is extending its reach to audiences around the world by streaming both the semi-finals...
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