2018 Solo Competitions

Category B: Solos

Closing date for all solo applications 2 March 2018. Successful applicants will be notified before 23 March 2018.

B1. International Voice of the Future (Prelim: Wednesday 4 July & Final: Thursday 5 July) supported by Pendine Park and the Bryn Terfel Foundation.

This competition is open to anyone over 19 and under the age of 28 on day of competition. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young soloist. The competition will be held over two days. All competitors must use the eisteddfod official accompanists for this competition. For the preliminary round competitors are required to submit a contrasting programme of up to 8 minutes of music (Oratorio/Opera/Lieder/Song). All music should be sung in the original language. For the Final competitors are required to submit a contrasting programme of up to 11 minutes of music.

  • Prizes: 1st prize: International Trophy and £6000 (and an opportunity to perform in International concerts in the Eisteddfod); 2nd prize £2000 and 3rd prize £2000

B2. International Voice of Musical Theatre (Prelim: Tuesday 3 July & Final: Wednesday 4 July)

This competition is open to anyone over 19 and under the age of 28 on day of competition. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young musical theatre performer. The competition will be held over two days with the final including a band. All competitors must use the Eisteddfod official accompanists for this competition. For the preliminary round competitors are required to perform two contrasting musical theatre songs within 8 minutes. All music should be sung in the original language. For the Final competitors are required to submit a contrasting programme of up to 11 minutes of music.

  • Prize: International Medal and £1500 and the opportunity to perform at Australia’s Gold Coast Eisteddfod to include airfare, transport costs to the Gold Coast and 5 nights bed and breakfast accommodation.

B3. International Young Musician (Prelim: Thursday 5 July & Final: Friday 6 July)

This competition is open to anyone over 19 and under the age of 28 on day of competition. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young classical musician. Only classical instruments to be used for this competition.  The competition will be held over two days. Competitors may use their own accompanists for this competition. For the preliminary round competitors are required to submit a contrasting programme of up to 8 minutes of music. For the Final competitors are required to submit a contrasting programme of up to 11 minutes of music.

  • Prize: International Medal and £1500

B4. Open Folk Solo (Vocal) (Thursday 5 July)

Singers should present an appropriate programme representative of a local or regional tradition. Accompaniment (not provided by the Eisteddfod) is allowed for one item only. The total duration of the performance must not exceed 6 minutes.

  • Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30

B5. Open Folk Solo (Instrumental) (Thursday 5 July)

Instrumentalists should present an appropriate programme representative of a local or regional tradition. Accompaniment (not provided by the Eisteddfod) is allowed for one item only. The total duration of the performance must not exceed 6 minutes.

  • Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30

B6. Solo 12 – 16 Competition (Wednesday 4 July)

This competition is open to anyone over 12 and under the age of 16 on day of competition. All competitors must use the eisteddfod official accompanists for this competition. The competitors are required to prepare the following song (All music should be sung in the original language:

Ave Maria, Richard Vaughan (Available in High voice and low voice)

Music scores are available at: http://cerddystwyth.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=12686

  • Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30

B7. 16 – 19 Solo Competition (Thursday 5 July)

This competition is open to anyone over 16 and under the age of 19 on day of competition. All competitors must use the eisteddfod official accompanists for this competition. The competitors are required to prepare the following song (All music should be sung in the original language:

Girls: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Schubert, in the key of Ab Major

Boys: Non più andrai, Mozart, in the key of C Major

  • Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30