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Ben Schoeman (DMA student) is runner up for Guildhall School of Music and Drama Gold Medal

City Music DMA student Ben Schoeman was a runner-up for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's Gold Medal on 2 May 2012.

by charlotte The Medal is the School's most prestigious award for singers and instrumentalists who compete in alternate years for the coveted prize.

Ben performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no.1 with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Judd.

The Guildhall School's premier music prize was founded and endowed by Sir H Dixon Kimber in 1915 and since the 1950s it has been open to singers and instrumentalists in alternate years.

The final traditionally takes place in May each year in a sold-out Barbican Hall. Previous winners include Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Tasmin Little (1986), and Bryn Terfel (1989).

Further details can be found on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama website.
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