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Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition
Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Competition celebrates the art of the song recital and honors the Lied’s place at the heart of the genre. The Competition has grown in status and prestige since its foundation in 1997 and continues to attract international singers and pianists keen to embark on significant recital careers.
MAIN OFFICE
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
UNITED KINGDOM
+44 0207 258 8244
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
All singers and accompanying pianists must be under 33 at the start date of the Competition for which they are applying.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) John Gilhooly OBE - Director, Wigmore Hall
Additional jurors Full Jury to be announced in 2020
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline March 18, 2021
Application notes Deadline is 1:00 pm GMT (UK time) on March 18, 2021.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
FINALS (live rounds)
Thursday, September 9, 2021, Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Mikhail Timoshenko, bass-baritone
2017 Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone
2015 Milan Siljanov, bass
2013 Timothy Fallon, tenor
2011 Dominik Koninger, baritone
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