Madison Nonoa wins prestigious singing award
Posted on 24 May 2021
NZ Soprano Madison Nonoa has been awarded the 2021 Victoria League Scholarship for Singing which is funded by the Victoria League Trust in NZ in association with the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. The scholarship is awarded annually to NZ singers who meet clearly defined criteria and includes 12 months’ accommodation at the League’s London House (current value $14,000).
Acknowledging the award Madison expressed her appreciation “I am just over the moon!!! This award will make a huge difference for my 2021-22 plans and I appreciate it immensely. Many thanks to the Victoria League for this generosity and to the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation for their tireless efforts in helping young singers” she said.
A recent graduate of the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course, Madison is a former Young Artist with New Zealand Opera and the recipient of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Most Promising Singer Award at the 2016 Lexus Song Quest. In 2017 she was selected to participate in the inaugural Kiri Programme - a high-level, personalised and sustained skills boost offered to a small group of outstanding young opera singers and she is currently a Jerwood Young Artist for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and a Lies Askonas Holt Young Artist with Askonas Holt;
Congratulating Madison on receiving the award David van Schaardenburg (Chair of the Victoria League Trust) said “the League is delighted to continue our collaboration with Dame Kiri’s foundation and congratulate Madison on achieving this award. We wish her continuing success in the future”.
Previous winners of the award include James Ioelu, Kieran Rayner, Katherine McIndoe and Harry Grigg.
Further information from Paul Gleeson, Foundation administrator – 0275 944534