The London Handel Singing Competition has long been a springboard for international singing careers. It has been held every year since 2002. At the 2020 Handel Festival, the winner of the 2019 singing competition will be performing in Halle. The Hungarian mezzo soprano Eszter Balogh has already numerous appearances in Budapest, Pécs, London and Herne to her credit. She is accompanied by Japan-born Asako Ogawa, who thrilled Halle concert-goers last year in her own harpsichord concert.