Classical Opera star Sophie Bevan wins award

Congratulations to Sophie Bevan on winning The Times Breakthrough Award at South Bank Sky Arts Awards!

On 1 May 2012, the leaders of the contemporary and classical arts scene gathered at The Dorchester in London to celebrate this year's artistic triumphs and present the chosen few with a South Bank Sky Arts Award.  Now in their sixteenth year, The South Bank Sky Arts Awards are still the only awards ceremony in the world that represent the entire spectrum of British arts, from visual arts to opera, television drama to dance, film to literature.  

In awarding the honour Sky commented: If ever anyone doubted that music is genetic, the outsized, multi-musical Bevan family may have just proven them wrong. The grand-daughter of Roger Bevan (head of music at Downside School) and the daughter of Roger, the long-serving choirmaster at the Church of the Holy Redeemerand St Thomas More in Chelsea, the bubbly and warm young Sophie is perhaps the next big thing in classical soprano.

Sophie, who also won the Critics' Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent in 2010, can currently be heard on Classical Opera's new recording of Mozart's 'Apollo et Hyacinthus'.  She won rave reviews for a live performance of Mozart opera at King's Place, London; 'Soprano Sophie Bevan was most comfortable with Mozart's charm...there is a muscular edge to her voice that adds depth to the middle register and makes her high-lying melodies sound all the more graceful and refined' (Financial Times).