2020 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

International Music Cologne 2020
International Music Cologne 2020
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
This year's discipline will be a singer's competition with the main focus opera/operetta. This important international music competition is devoted to promoting young professional music talents, and serves as a stepping stone for young artists on their way to an international career.
MAIN OFFICE
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
50668 Köln
GERMANY
+49 17698317400
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Besides a technical virtuosity the aim of the competition is to award contestants who wish to find new interpretation approaches. Along with a high level of artistic achievement, the competition requires artists to present themselves in a self-confident manner, to be prepared being innovative and act as versatile artistic personality.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Triennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Prof. Kai Wessel, chairperson; M.Hofstetter; Prof. Kusiewicz; M. Lipovsek; Prof. Lindner; Dr. B. Meyer; J. Mannov
Additional jurors Prof. Kai Wessl
Prof. Mechthild Georg
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 15, 2020
Application notes Applications need to be filled out by May 15, 2020. Applicants under consideration will notified by July 15, 2020.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Concert Hall, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Köln, Germany
September 29-30, 2020, first round
October 1, 2020, second round
FINALS (live rounds)
October 2, 2020, with the WDR Radio Orchestra, Cologne Concert Hall
Prize winners' concert:
October 3, 2020, 7:00 pm, with the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne
WDR large concert studio (Großer Sendesaal)
Wallrafplatz 5
50667 Köln, Germany
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Hyejin Lee
2017 Panagiota Sofroniadou, Orchesterpreis WDR
2011 Han-Sung Yoo
2014 Theodore Browne
2014 Coline Dutilleul, Prize of the WDR Radio)
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