Ye Cronies Opera Award

Run as a separate Trust, the Ye Cronies Opera Award looks to support young emerging artistes training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Since 1989, Ye Cronies has sponsored an annual competition for students of the Alexander Gibson Opera School.

In 2018, in honour of the Club's former Concert Director and long-time member, the "John Watson Quaich" was created to recognise the promise displayed by the award winner and is presented at our Gala Night each March.

Ye Cronies Opera Award Winners

1990
Soprano
Elizabeth
Davidson
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Soprano
Joanne
Dexter
1991
1992
Soprano
Lisa
Milne
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Mezzo-Soprano
Colette
Ruddy
1993
1994
Soprano
Mosako
Somano
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Soprano
Felicity
Hammond
1995
Soprano
1996
Rachel
Hynes
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Mezzo-Soprano
Renata
Skarelyte
1997
Mezzo-Soprano
1998
Allison
Cooke
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Soprano
Marianne
Vidal
1999
2000
Baritone
Gum Ho
Shin
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Soprano
Miranda
Keys
2001
Soprano
2002
Anouschka
Lara
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Soprano
Edel
Shannon
2003
Mezzo-Soprano
2004
Catriona
Holt
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Mezzo-Soprano
Madeleine
Shaw
2005
Mezzo-Soprano
2006
Susan
Boyd
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Soprano
Kirstin
Sharpin
2007
Tenor
2008
Yung Soo
Yun
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Soprano
Maria
Kozlova
2009
Baritone
2010
Michel
De Souza
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Tenor
Stephen
Chambers
2011
Soprano
2012
Anush
Hovhannisyan
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Soprano
Jessica
Leary
2013
Bass-Baritone
2014
Arshak
Kuzikyan
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Mezzo-Soprano
Eirlys
Davies
2015
Baritone
2016
Euros
Campbell
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Soprano
Charlie
Drummond
2017
Soprano
2018
Rose
Stachniewska
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Soprano
Stephanie
Stanway
2019
Bass-Baritone
2020
MacArthur
Alewel
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Cancelled
2021