Handel Singing Competition - York Early Music Festival prize
Raphaela Papadakis is currently studying on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before studying at the Guildhall, she read English Literature at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating with a first-class degree.
Anna Starushkevych was born in Lviv, Ukraine. After two years of Post Graduate studies at the Guildhall and completing her Master of Music degree, Anna joined the Opera Course in September 2011. In June 2012 Anna joins the Solti Academy in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy, where she will have the opportunity of working with some of the world's best opera singers and teachers, including Kiri Te Kanawa, Angela Gheorghiu and Dennis O'Neill. Anna also won the First Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2012 Handel Singing Competition.