APPLICATION AND RULES OF THE COMPETITION 2022

29 September 2021

5th Éva Marton International Singing Competition

2022

 

AGE LIMIT

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

·         4 September 1990 for female candidates

·         4 September 1987 for male candidates

 

Application opens: 8 November 2021

Application deadline: 25 April 2022.

Early bird application deadline: 25 March 2022

 

APPLICATION MATERIAL

The following application materials are required to be uploaded using:

·         A completed application form including full competition repertoire

·         A photocopy of a valid passport

·         A personal portrait photograph (jpg, min. 1 MB 300 dpi) for professional use

·         A biography (max. 1000 characters) about professional studies, as well as competitions, master classes, stage experiences over the last three years. Not a list format but flowing text. (word)

·         Video recordings 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. Only high quality (mp4, max. 250 MB each) and recent recordings (taken on or after 8 November 2021) will be accepted. Audio recordings and other video formats will not be considered. The recordings 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 applications (containing all required materials) will be considered.

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

 

CONFIRMATION ON QUALIFICATION

Information on the qualification to the live competition will be given by 20 May 2022.

 

Application fee: 200 EUR

Early bird fee: 100 EUR (for those who apply before 25 March 2022)

The fee shall be paid only by candidates approved to the preliminary round. The secretary of the competition will inform the approved candidates about the payment details.

 

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION

Qualified competitors pay their own travel and accommodation costs. Organizers will cover the accommodation for the contestants approved to the Final and stay at a hotel recommended by the Secretariat for the days of the Final and the Gala concert.

 

REPERTOIRE OF THE LIVE ROUNDS

Preliminary

1 Liszt-song and 2 arias representing different styles and characters

Candidates will present the Liszt-song and one of the two arias up to their choice. The second aria will only be performed if requested.

You can find information about the Liszt songs here:

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Semi-final

2 arias representing different styles and characters

Candidates will present both.

Final

3 arias representing different styles and characters to be chosen from the list of operas.

1 aria chosen by the Candidate and 1 by the Jury will be performed with orchestra in the final.

 

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

All pieces are to be memorised, in the original key and original language, and in full version (including recitativo, cabaletta, stretta if appropriate).

The organizers provide piano accompanists for all candidates upon request. Please indicate in the application form if you sing with your own accompanist.

All selected arias are to be listed on the application form.

Candidates will be evaluated by points throughout the competition, but the points are strictly confidential. The Competition Secretariat announces the list of the competitors qualified for the next stage in alphabetical order.

No appeal shall lie against the Jury’s decision.

 

PRIZES OF THE COMPETITION

1st Prize                                              30.000 EUR

2nd  Prize                                            20.000 EUR

3rd Prize                                              10.000 EUR

Special prize by Eva Marton               10.000 EUR

Prizes cannot be divided.

Several special prizes, concert engagements will also be rewarded to the finalists.