By David Salazar
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has announced the Sir Geraint Evans Centenary Scholarship.
The scholarship will be given to one student every year at the David Seligman Opera School for the next 10 years. The £150,000 fund is supported by The Mosawi Foundation and The Linbury Trust.
The first recipient of the scholarship is South Korean baritone Edward Kim who joined the school in 2021.
“I’m deeply honored to be the first recipient of the Sir Geraint Evans scholarship,” said Kim in an official press statement. “This support is really important to me as it gives me the opportunity to hone my skills and receive the training I require as a young opera singer. Sir Geraint Evans was an amazing inspiration to all singers, especially to us male voices. He had a wonderful voice and stage presence, and most importantly, he knew his instrument well. I hope to be the same and to use this support and trust given to me to be a better singer and to spread the love of this amazing art form we call Opera.”
Evans was a revered opera star who also served as President of the College until his death in 1992.