2018 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS

52nd International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch
52nd International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Sole classical vocal competition in the Netherlands that involves opera and oratorio, as well as art song for singer/ pianist duos. Much attention paid to 20th century and contemporary music. Finals with symphony orchestra, masterclasses, media training, feedback from jury members, career development, travel refund possible, accommodation at host families.
MAIN OFFICE
Prins Bernhardstraat 8
5211 HE 's-Hertogenbosch
THE NETHERLANDS
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
The IVC is open to candidates of all nationalities. Singers wishing to take part must have completed conservatory training or have reached an equivalent level of training. Age limits: born in 1988 or later (ladies); born in 1986 or later (gentlemen). All candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice • Opera • Oratorio
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline April 25, 2018
Application notes Preliminary Rounds:
5 & 6 February 2018
Academy of Music in Lódz, Poland
Application deadline: 11 January 2018
17 & 18 February 2018
Dutch National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam, Netherlands
Application deadline: 24 January 2018
14 & 15 April 2018
Ningbo University, China
Application deadline: 20 March 2018
25 & 26 May 2018
Theater aan de Parade 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Application deadline: 25 April 2018
23 June 2018
Teatro Maria Caniglia, Sulmona, Italy
Application deadline: 1 June 2018
Preliminary Rounds via YouTube or DVD recording
Application deadline: 17 April 2018
FINALS (live rounds)
Voice (Opera, Oratorio), September 7-15, 2018, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Yajie Zhang, mezzo-soprano
2016 Adèle Charvet, mezzo-soprano
2014 Andrew Haji, tenor
2012 Nadine Koutcher, soprano
2010 Daniela Köhler, soprano
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