Competition 2020

Competition invitation

Zsófia Bodi

 

Szeged will host again the 11th International József Simándy Singing Competition. The event is organized by ’MY HOMELAND, MY HOMELAND YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME’ Artistic and Educational Foundation and The University of Szeged Béla Bartók Faculty of Arts.

Singers may apply in four groups

1st age group: for students in high schools and music high schools
2nd age group: for all Bachelor students of universities and music academies

3rd age group: for all Master students of universities and music academies
4th age group: for all Young Artists borned until age 36


Prizes

1st age group
1st prize:  300 000 HUF

2nd prize: 200 000 HUF
3rd prize:  100 000 HUF

2nd age group
1st prize:  500 000 HUF
2nd prize:  400 000 HUF
3rd prize:  300 000 HUF

3rd age group
1st prize:  800 000 HUF
2nd prize:  600 000 HUF
3rd prize:  400 000 HUF

4th age group
1st prize:  1 000 000 HUF
2nd prize:   800 000 HUF
3rd prize:    600 000 HUF

MY HOMELAND, MY HOMLAND - SPECIAL PRIZE for the best presentation of a Hungarian piece

Performance engagements offered by institutions as Hungarian State Opera, Müpa Budapest, National Theatre of Szeged, Hungarian Opera of Cluj Napoca, symphony orchestras, theatres and festivals.

 

Repertoire

1st age group
Preliminary: 1 piece at contestant’s choice (1 song or 1 opera aria or 1 cantata-, mass-, or oratorio aria) 
Final: 2 pieces at contestant’s choice (1 song and 1 opera aria or 2 opera arias)

2nd age group
Preliminary: 1 piece at contestant’s choice (1 song or 1 opera aria or 1 cantata-, mass-, or oratorio aria)
Semifinal: 2 pieces at contestant’s choice (1 song and 1 opera aria or 1 song and 1 cantata-,mass- or oratorio aria or 2 opera arias)
Final: 2 opera arias at contestant’s choice

3rd age group
Preliminary: 1 piece at contestant’s choice (1 song or 1 opera aria or 1 cantata-, mass- or oratorio aria)

Semifinal: 2 pieces at contestant’s choice (1 song and 1 opera aria or 1 song and 1 cantata-mass- or oratorio aria or 2 opera arias)
Final: 2 opera arias at contestant’s choice

4th age group
Preliminary: 1 piece at contestant’s choice (1 song or 1 opera aria or 1 cantata-, mass- or oratorio aria)

Semifinal: 2 opera arias at contestant’s choice
Final: 2 opera arias at contestant’s choice

MY HOMELAND, MY HOMELAND – SPECIAL PRIZE
Given to the best performer of a song or an aria by a Hungarian composer (works of Liszt, Erkel, Hubay, Bartók, Kodály, Dohnányi or composers from the 20th century and contemporary Hungarian artists)

Contestants have opportunity to modify their repertoire by sending e-mail to Mária Bordás, project manager: bordas.maria@simandysingingcompetition.hu 

 

Further rules

  • repertoire must be sung by heart in original key and in original language
  • songs can be performed in original key or in published transpositions
  • pieces cannot be repeated through rounds
  • jury is intended to listen to the entire program in all rounds and in all age groups, but reserve the right to shorten the program if it is necessary

 

Piano accompanist

Piano accompanist are provided by the competition upon request for a fee of 15 000 HUF per round including one rehearsal session and one competition performance.

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