2019 Solo Competitions

 

Applications for 2019 have now closed. Applications for 2020 will open after this year’s Eisteddfod. If you have any enquiries, please email music@llangollen.net

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Category B: Solos

B1. Pendine International Voice of the Future (Prelim: Tuesday 2 July & Final: Wednesday 3 July). Supported by Pendine Park and the Bryn Terfel Foundation.

This competition is open to singers aged 19 to 28 on the last day of the competitions. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young soloist. The competition will be held over two days. Competitors are required to perform a contrasting programme of up to 8 minutes of music for the Preliminary round and up to 12 minutes of music for the Semi Final round. Two successful finalists will be chosen to perform during the Wednesday evening performances in the pavilion; during the evening the winner of the competition will be announced. The contrasting programme for both the prelim and semi-final rounds must be chosen from the areas of Oratorio, Opera, Lieder or Song. Competitors may repeat up to one item of their Preliminary round programme in the Semi Final round and are at liberty to choose from their full competition programme if chosen to perform in the live final. All music must be sung in the original language. Competitors may use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists or their own for this competition. Prizes:1st Pendine Trophy and £5,000 as well as further opportunities to perform in concerts in the Eisteddfod and other venues. There will also be a runner-up prize of £2,000.

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

This competition is open to singers aged 19 to 28 on the last day of the competitions. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young musical theatre performer. The competition will be held over two days. Competitors are required to perform a contrasting programme of up to 8 minutes of music for the Preliminary round and up to 11 minutes of music for the Final round. The contrasting programme for both rounds must be chosen from the musical theatre genre. All music must be sung in the original language. Competitors may use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists or their own for this competition. Prize: International Medal and £1,500 as well as an opportunity to perform at Australia’s Gold Coast Eisteddfod to include airfare, transport costs to the Gold Coast and 5 nights bed & breakfast accommodation.

B3. Young Instrumentalist  (Prelim & Final: Friday 5 July)

This competition is open to instrumentalists aged 19 to 28 on the last day of the competitions. 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 are required to perform a contrasting programme of up to 8 minutes of music for the Preliminary round and up to 11 minutes of music for the Final round. Competitors may use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists or their own for this competition. Prize: International Medal and £1500

B4. Open Folk Vocal Solo (Friday 5 July)

This competition is open to singers of all ages. Competitors should present an appropriate programme representative of a local or regional tradition. The total duration of the performance must not exceed 6 minutes. Accompaniment (not provided by the Eisteddfod) is allowed for one item only. Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30

B5. Open Folk Instrumental Solo (Thursday 4 July)

This competition is open to instrumentalists of all ages. Competitors should present an appropriate programme representative of a local or regional tradition. The total duration of the performance must not exceed 6 minutes. Accompaniment (not provided by the Eisteddfod) is allowed for one item only. Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30

B6. Vocal Solo 12 – 15 (Wednesday 3 July)

This competition is open to singers aged 12 to 15 on the last day of the competitions. Competitors are required to perform a programme of up to 6 minutes of music. All music must be sung in the original language. All competitors must use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists for this competition. Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30

B7. Vocal Solo 16 – 19 (Thursday 4 July)

This competition is open to singers aged 16 to 19 on the last day of the competitions. Competitors are required to perform a programme of up to 6 minutes of music. All music must be sung in the original language. Programme must include either a test piece composed especially for this competition by Roderick Williams OBE (approximately 2.5 minutes) or any lied (art song) by Schubert (approximately 2.5 minutes) Please contact the Eisteddfod office on +44 (0) 1978 862 003 to obtain a copy of the composed test piece. All competitors must use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists for this competition. Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30

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