III. International Voice Competition "Accademia Belcanto"


The 3rd International Voice Competition "Accademia Belcanto" under the direction of Natela Nicoli will take place from September 2nd to 8th, 2018 in Graz. The International Jury, chaired by Angelika Kirchschlager, will award prizes totaling € 11.000,-


Prices of the competition

1st prize: € 5.000, -

(dedicated to the Georgian composer Zakaria Paliaschvili)


2nd prize: € 3.000, -

(dedicated to the tenor Giacomo Aragall)


3rd prize: € 2.000, -

(dedicated to the soprano Lamara Chonia)


Recognition award - Young talent (up to 26 years): € 500, - 


Audience award: € 500, - *


* At the final of the competition the audience will vote their favorites.
According to this result, the public prize will be awarded.

Registration for the competition



Registrations will be accepted until 30th JUNE 2018. To sign up for the contest, please book a participation on this page and let us receive a video / audio recording (as you-tube link, dropbox, wetransfer ...) as part of the order process.



THE PRE-SELECTION OF THE PARTICIPANTS takes place in electronic form. Upon receipt of the  processing fee of € 30, - we will check your qualifications as soon as possible. After thorough examination, we will inform you in time about being accepted for the Competition Accademia Belcanto and you receive an invitation for the first elimination round. Please note that you have to pay the additional participation fee in the high of € 90,-Only when the amount is received, the participant will be considered in the course of the competition.




After admission to the competition, please send us an e-mail to info@accademia-belcanto.com by 30th July 2018:

  • a copy of your passport and
  • completed and signed form ABC 2018
ABC 2018 - Wettbewerbsformular
Enter personal data, foto and program.
Enter surname and first name in the PDF document name.
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 1.4 MB

Time schedule of the competition:

September 2, 2018

  • 10 am - Registration and welcome at the Graz Conservatory
  • 11 am - Sunday matinee - final concert of the coaching week
  • 02 pm - Start 1st round competition

September 3, 2018

  • 10 am - Continued 1st round competition
    1 Aria of free choice from the submitted program
    The first round will be held internally at the Graz Conservatory with exclusion of the public.

September 4, 2018

  • 7 pm - Semifinals
    1 Aria from the program, chosen by the jury
    as a public concert in the Fux-Saal of the Graz Conservatory

September 6, 2018

  • 7pm - Final of the III. International voice competition of Accademia Belcanto
     as a concert in the Florentinersaal KUG - remaining 2 arias from the program

September 7, 2018

  • 7 pm -  Winner-Gala-Concert

September 8, 2018

  • 7 pm - Charity concert of the Prize winners and international pedagogues and jury members in the Planetensaal of the castle Eggenberg


If you have any questions regarding registration for the competition or masterclasses please contact the secretariat:

Mon-Fri, 09: 00-12: 00


+43 660 49 00 214