Hannah Rose Kidwell

Chapman soprano Hannah Rose Kidwell ’18 is a winner of the annual Marilyn Horne Song Competition, the nation’s premiere competition for song recitals. Kidwell competed for The Regina Roney Prize (a $5,000 cash award), and the opportunity to perform on a national tour in Santa Barbara, Houston, Chicago, and New York City. She will tour and perform with pianist and fellow-winner Christina Giuca. Guest composer and jurist Jake Heggie wrote a Music Academy of the West-commissioned song cycle for the winners, These Strangers, to make its premiere on the tour.

Read the Music Academy’s announcement.

Hannah Kidwell’s tour dates are:

March 22—St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Houston TX

March 26—Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

March 28—Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

March 30—Steinway Hall, New York City, NY


Photo credit: Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging