The Gerald Moore Award is a biennial competition for piano accompanists of the song repertoire.

It was founded by Graham Johnson in 1992 in memory of the late great Gerald Moore, an iconic figure in the world of accompanists during the 20th century, and made possible by the generosity of the pianist’s family.
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Gerald Moore CBE

1899 – 1987

The profession of concert accompanist was irrevocably changed by the advent of Gerald Moore on the musical scene. His charm and legendary sense of humour were firmly underpinned by a sense of proportion and fair play which never allowed the more temperamental among his singing colleagues to gain a selfishly deployed upper hand.
He was shaped like an artist by his collaboration with many of the great singers of his generation, including John Coates, Elena Gerhardt, Elizabeth Schumann, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Victoria de los Angeles, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and the great Kathleen Ferrier. His recordings with artists like Peter Dawson and John McCormack gave his fame an added popular base. His memoir Am I Too Loud (a rhetorical question unnecessary from one so well balanced) was a resounding success worldwide.
The Gerald Moore Award is open to nominated candidates from the major UK conservatoires plus a small number of independent candidates who are selected to be offered an audition on the strength of their paper applications.

Next Competition

The date of the next competition, planned for Autumn 2020, has had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Hopefully the auditions will now be held in Spring 2021 and details of the date and venue will be posted on this website as soon as they are known, probably sometime during autumn 2020.

Candidates

Candidates must be under the age of 29 at the time of the auditions and must be residing or studying full-time in the UK.

Gerald Moore
Gerald Moore
2018

2018

Michael Pandya

Ema Nikolovska

2016

2016

Dylan Perez

James Newby

2014

2014

Somi Kim / Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Tim Nelson

2012

2012

2010

Timothy End

Marcus Farnsworth / Martin Hässler

2008

William Vann

Anna Devin

2006

Francois Salignat

Ben Johnson

2004

John Reid

Anna Grevelius

2002

Christopher Glynn / Laetitia Fédérici

Ruby Hughes

2000

Simon Leper

Marianne Vidal

1998

Christopher Gould

Sophie Karthauser / Daniel Norman

1996

Hazel Ramsay / Alexander Schmalz

Turid Moberg

1994

Suzie Allen

Katarina Karneus

1993

Andrew Noble

Ian Bostridge

1992

Andrew West

David Mattison

For more information about the competition, its winners and how to apply for an audition contact the administrator on info@geraldmooreaward.org.uk

0845 070 4969

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Registered charity no 1001457
Honorary President: David Moore
Trustees: Paul Strang, Wendy Pyatt