ACCADEMIA BELCANTO 2016

Dear singers! Thanks for Numerous applications. Unfortunately the application deadline has already expired and from now on there will be accepted No registrations!

 

 2016 has started an we are glad to present you our staff for the next summer academy. In addition to numerous renowned educators we could win this year Maestra Teresa Berganza for our master classes .

 

We will again welcome Eteri Lamoris, Giacomo Aragall , Christa Ludwig or Horiana Branisteanu next year .

 

In addition, we are pleased to announce that in the coming International Singing Competition in 2016 artistic directors of renowned opera houses and festivals will strengthen our jury and lend us their competent ears.

 

 

THE SECOND "ACCADEMIA BELCANTO" INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 28 AUG. TO 10 SEPT. 2016 IN GRAZ, AUSTRIA. 

 

International jury:

TERESA BERGANZA - NATELA NICOLI - PRESIDENT, CHRISTA LUDWIG, ETERI LAMORIS-CHKONIA, JAIME ARAGALL, HORIANA BRANISTEANU AND OTHER WELL KNOWN MUSICIANS AS WELL AS ARTISTIC DIRECTORS FROM INTERNATIONAL OPERA HOUSES AND FESTIVALS.

 

AT THE SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS, THE AUDIENCE WILL ALSO BE INVOLVED IN THE VOTING.

 

Prize money for winners:

1st prize: € 5,000

2nd prize: € 3,000

3rd prize: € 2,000

 

Prize money for special awards:

 € 500 Audience price

 

 

INTENSIVE-MASTERCOURSE WEEK from 28 Aug to 3 Sep 2016 in GRAZ*

All participants have the chance to apply for the coaching week (regardless of their participation in the International Vocal Competition). The coaching week includes:

Working with Invited stars and well known teachers, as well as renowned répétiteurs (pianists) from international opera houses. Visitors of the Intensive-Mastercourse Week can participate for FREE as PASSIVE HEARERS in all following masterclasses.

 

CHRISTA LUDWIG – PUBLIC MASTER CLASS

2 Sep 2016 in FROHNLEITEN.

The Masterclass  will be held as a public masterclass in beautiful Burg Rabenstein castle (Frohnleiten).

The number of active participants is limited to 10 to 12 people, therefore we recommend an early registration

  

 

4.  and 5. Sept 2016: 1st ROUND OF THE INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION IN THE OPERA HOUSE GRAZ,

Start: 11am

 

MASTER CLASS (3 days) WITH GIACOMO ARAGALL FROM 5 TO 7 SEPT 2016 IN GRAZ

The master course also includes one day of public performance with Giacomo Aragall and the course participants at the 'Studiobühne' of the Opera House Graz.

The number of active participants is limited to 12 to 14 people, therefore we recommend an early registration

 

6 Sept 2014: PUBLIC SEMI-FINALS OF THE INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION

 

  

TERESA BERGANZA  – PUBLIC MASTER CLASS

7 and 8 Sept 2016 in Graz and Frohnleiten.

 

The Masterclass will at first take place in the Conservatory Graz and at the second day will be held as a public masterclass at the 'Studiobühne' of the Opera House Graz.

The number of active participants is limited to 10 to 12 people, therefore we recommend an early registration

 

8 Sept 2014: PUBLIC FINAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION 2014

 

 

9 Sept 2016: GRAND FINAL CONCERT with the laureates and award winners of the competition, including a festive award ceremony in Planetensaal Schloss Eggenberg

 

 

For further information go to Registration and International Vocal Competition.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL VOCAL ACADEMY

Summer 2016

The main idea of the Summer Academy is to support young and talented singers from Austrian and the rest of the world who are still studying or have already successfully finished their studies.

 

Internationally renowned opera singers and vocal coaches will provide vocal training, input on stage presence, appearance, gesture, recitativo techniques etc. – everything the young talents need to perform professionally in the opera business. The training should pave the way for them to perform on the great international opera stages.

 

And the Academy is different from similar offers in Austria, as the teachers are international opera stars who not only pass on their knowledge to the participants but also perform with them on stage. This is intended to motivate the young artists to further develop their talent and to reach an international level. This collaboration focuses on aspects of stage performance. Public final events and concerts are planned at which the participants of the Summer Academy can showcase what they have learned and how much progress they have made.

 

Participants have the opportunity to choose from the varied course programme and pick an optional number of training sessions in order to improve their individual skills.

 

Both late starters and professional singers are entitled to take part in the courses. Participants will be allocated to classes following an audition in which singing skills will be judged by an expert jury from the Academy.

 

The aim of "Accademia belcanto" association is to become one of the most prestigious summer training centers in Austria.

 

Thanks to Natela Nicoli and her already existing contacts to the international cultural scene as well as friendly relations with renowned singers in Austria and abroad, ACCADEMIA BELCANTO in Graz & Fohnleiten is expected to reach an international level.  

 

 

The organiser of the Summer Academy is the registered association ACCADEMIA BELCANTO (register number: 976464601), which is financed by sponsors from the worlds of business and politics as well as members of the association.