The International József Simándy Singing Competition is a prestigius classical singing contest that takes place every second or third year in Szeged, Hungary. For more than 20 years this competition has helped to discover young talented classical singers to start their carreer.
We are happy to invite businesses, organisations and private sponsors to join our mission in order to give both the competition and the singers the best opportunities to develop. Our sponsors are encouraged to utilize the Competition as a unique arena in which to build relations and memorable experiences.
The International József Simándy Singing Competition plays an important role in cultural life of Hungary and Central-Europe. Since its foundation in 1998 this Competition has attracted a great deal of contestants and has left great heritage.
In 2016 the competition received record amount of application. In 2018 singers may apply in three categories and beside singers between age 18-36, high school students can apply as well.
The jury consists of reknowed Hungarian and international opera experts. Beside cash prizes several special prizes and performance engagements offered by institutions as The Hungarian State Opera, Müpa -Palace of Arts Budapest, The National Theatre of Szeged, symphony orchestras, theatres and festivals to be given to the best singers.
The Hungarian classical radio channel Bartók radio and Szeged Television make recordings about the competition and the Prizewinners’ Gala Concert. Several media channels, newspaper correspond about this event.
The Competition creates a sense of enthusiasm and delight among contestants and the audience. It gives exciting and memorable experience for singers, contributors, organizers and the audience.