51st International Vocal Competition
8 – 17 September 2016
1. Opera | Oratorio
2. Lied Duo
• 27 & 28 May 2016 | Theater aan de Parade, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
• 25 June 2016 | Teatro Maria Caniglia, Sulmona, Italy
Candidates resident outside the Netherlands, Belgium or Germany may also participate in the Preliminary Rounds via YouTube or DVD recording.
Prize money: € 45,000 plus engagements
Application deadline: 26 April 2016
Visit our website for further information and application: www.ivc.nu
The 51st edition of the International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch (IVC) will be held 8 – 17 September 2016. Ten festive days of vocal splendor at the 'Theater aan de Parade' with young and talented singers performing Opera, Oratorio and Lied repertoire.
The IVC offers participants the chance to perform for an international jury, casting directors, concert managements, impresarios, the media and a concert loving audience.
The jury is composed of prominent singers, such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Elly Ameling, Jennifer Larmore, Christianne Stotijn, Sergei Leiferkus and Robert Holl as well as artistic directors, such as Peter de Caluwe, Intendant La Monnaie Brussels and Joel Ethan Fried, director artistic administration of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. President of the jury is Dominique Meyer, director of the Vienna State Opera.
This year’s total prize money amounts to € 45,000 and various engagement prizes are also offered.
The competition includes masterclasses, media training, jury feedback, plus a career development program. Travel refund for (semi-)finalists and accommodation at host families.
The IVC is open to singers of all nationalities.
Category Opera | Oratorio
• Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano • Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
• Sergei Leiferkus, baritone • Pieter Alferink, impresario
• Peter de Caluwe, La Monnaie Brussels
• Jesús Iglesias Noriega, Dutch National Opera
• Evamaria Wieser, Lyric Opera Chicago, Salzburg Festival
• Joel Ethan Fried, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Category Lied Duo
• Elly Ameling, soprano
• Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano • Robert Holl, bass
• Hans Eijsackers, pianist • David Selig, pianist
• Aart-Jan van de Pol, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam
51st International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch
€ 45,000 prize money • Engagements • Prize winners’ concerts
Travel refund for semi-finalists and finalists • Board and lodging at host families
Feedback from jury members • Master classes and workshops
Casting directors and impresarios present • All rounds open to the public
Finals with the South Netherlands Philharmonic, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
Age limit: 1985 or later (female voices), 1982 or later (male voices), 1979 or later (pianists Lied Duo)
Repertoire Opera | Oratorio: Three works from at least two stylistic periods in at least two languages
Repertoire Lied Duo: Three or four songs from at least two stylistic periods in at least three languages
Application fee: Preliminary Rounds € 35 Opera | Oratorio, € 50 Lied Duo (per duo)
Competition proper: € 130 Opera | Oratorio, € 150 Lied Duo, € 200 both categories
Deadline for application: 26 April 2016