Following her nomination for the Nordic Council Music Prize, Lise has also been nominated for Spellemann and Music Norway’s Norwegian Music Export Awards. The award, first given in 2016, was founded to honour musicians from all genres bringing their Norwegian music to global attention. Decided by a jury of prominent music industry figures, the winner of the award will be announced at a special event in Oslo on 9 July.
Elsewhere this week, Lise makes her London recital debut on 9 May at the prestigious Rosenblatt Recital series at Wigmore Hall. Accompanied by James Baillieu, Lise performs songs and arias by Grieg, Sibelius, Giordano, Verdi, Cherubini, Mascagni, Wagner and Strauss. She returns to London on 10 August when she joins the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds at the Royal Albert Hall for her debut at the BBC Proms. Lise performs Sibelius Luonnotar and extracts from Grieg Peer Gynt.
Lise has been named as one of the nominees for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2017. The prize is awarded in alternate years and recognises outstanding Scandanavian musicians, ensembles and living composers. The winner will be announced and the prize awarded in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, on 1 November.
The first Music Prize was awarded in 1965 and it has been an annual event since 1990. The Nordic Council of Ministers appoints an adjudication committee to select the winner of the Prize, consisting of one member from each of the five Nordic countries. Last year’s winner was Hans Abrahamsen from Denmark for the song cycle “Let Me Tell You”.
Lise has been nominated for the Young Singer award at the 2017 International Opera Awards. Previous winners of the award since their founding in 2012 include Justina Gringytė, Jamie Barton and Sophie Barton.
The Awards aim to raise the profile of opera as an art form and recognise, reward and develop talent from around the world. Over the last four years, the International Opera Awards has raised funds for the Opera Awards Foundation to support 48 bursaries for aspiring artists, including singers, directors, conductors, répétiteurs and accompanists.