Press Releases 2014-2015

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David presents the annual Stuart Burrows International Voice Award

18.06.2015

The prestigious Stuart Burrows International Voice Award will take place at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) chapel on the Carmarthen campus on Saturday, July 4th.

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This international award was established in honour of the world-renowned Welsh tenor, Stuart Burrows with the aim of helping young soloists progress in their musical careers.  With some of the most promising young singers taking part in the competition, the evening is also an opportunity to hear some of the best up and coming operatic talents.

Stuart Burrows, a former student of Trinity College, is considered one of the World's Great Lyric Tenors.

Born in Wales, his career has taken him to all the major Opera Houses of the world, singing all the leading tenor roles. He has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York on twelve consecutive seasons - a record for any British singer - and has the distinction of being invited by the Met on several occasions to join them on tour of the USA.

"The Stuart Burrows International Voice Award grows from strength to strength and we are honoured that the world-renowned tenor lends his name to the competition," says Professor Medwin Hughes, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

“The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is central to the development of opportunities within the arts and culture in Wales and is proud its reputation as an Institution that nurtures and develops new and aspiring young talent,” he continues.

The Stuart Burrows International Voice Award will be held at the University Chapel on the UWTSD Carmarthen campus on Saturday, July 4th.  The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 or £8 (concessions).

Tickets are available by calling 0300 323 0015 (9am – 5pm, Mon - Fri) or click here to purchase tickets online

Note to Editor

1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.

2. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

3. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Senior Corporate Communications and PR Officer by calling 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 or by emailing sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk