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Hugh Cutting rehearsing with the RCM Baroque Orchestra

Hugh Cutting named as a BBC New Generation Artist

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Royal College of Music (RCM) countertenor Hugh Cutting has been named in BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists list for 2022-24. The scheme nurtures young musical talent with two years of performance and collaboration opportunities with BBC orchestras and other New Generation Artists.

Hugh Cutting is currently undertaking the Artist Diploma in Opera, studying with vocal professors Sally Burgess and Audrey Hyland. In November 2021 he won the Kathleen Ferrier Award, the first countertenor in the competition’s history to do so. In July 2022, Hugh will be performing the principal role of ‘Refugee’ in Jeremy Sams' production of Flight in the RCM’s Britten Theatre.

Head of Vocal and Opera, Nick Sears says: ‘Hugh is an exceptional artist in every respect, and we are all absolutely delighted he has been selected as a BBC New Generation Artist where his talent will be appreciated and enjoyed by an ever-widening pool of admirers.’

Hugh was chosen for the scheme alongside six other artists from around the globe. Previous RCM musicians to be chosen for the scheme include violinist Alina Ibragimova, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and the Consone Quartet.

Launched in 1999, the New Generation Artists scheme provides musicians with opportunities to develop their live and recorded performances, including broadcasts with the BBC orchestras, lunchtime concerts from around the UK and regular studio recordings.

The Royal College of Music Opera Studio is a world-leader, offering advanced training courses for performers from around the globe. If you are interested in finding out more about the Vocal and Opera Department at the Royal College of Music, visit our Study pages.

More information about New Generation Artists and upcoming performances can be found on the BBC Radio 3 website.

Tickets to the RCM Opera Studio production of Flight are available via the RCM Box Office.