The competition is open to singers from all nationalities aged min. 18 years on the opening day of the competition and born on or after

  • 19 September 1984 for female candidates
  • 19 September 1981 for male candidates


To be uploaded using the online application form (preferred) or sent by post to the competition secretariat:

  • A completed application form including full competition repertoire (changes are permitted until 31 May 2016)
  • A photocopy of current passport
  • A professional personal headshot photograph (jpg, min. 2 MB, 300 dpi)
  • A professional biography (1000–3000 characters) listing professional studies, as well as competitions, master classes, stage experience over the last three years
  • Video recording of two arias of the applicant’s choice matching the following criteria: one Baroque aria (from an opera, oratorio, cantata) and one opera aria from a different period (mp4, max. 300 MB each) Only high quality and recent recordings (taken on or after 31 March 2015) will be accepted. Audio recordings and other video formats will not be considered. The recording should show the applicant and his/her accompaniment (pianist, orchestra etc.) and each piece should be recorded in a single take (no editing permitted). Works presented on this recording may be included in the programme of the live competition.

Only complete application material will be considered.

A local jury headed by Éva Marton will decide on acceptance.


Application deadline to the Qualifying round:

31 March 2016 (date of postal stamp) in case of mailing your application material to the competition secretariat

27 April 2016 in case of uploading your application material via the online application form.



Information on the qualification to the live competition will be given by 20 May 2016.


Those accepted to the Preliminary round may apply to the master class held by Éva Marton following the competition (26–28 September 2016). More information will be provided to qualifying candidates.