2019 Solo Competitions

 

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Solo Applications will open December 2018.

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Category B: Solos

Closing date for all solo applications 1 March 2019. Successful applicants will be notified before 22 March 2019.

B1. Pendine International Voice of the Future (Prelim: Wednesday 3 July & Final: Thursday 4 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 or three 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 Final round. The contrasting programme for both 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 Final round. 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 an opportunity to perform in concerts in the Eisteddfod and other venues. There will also be two runners-up prizes of £2,000 each.

B2. Voice of Musical Theatre (Prelim: Tuesday 2 July & Final: Wednesday 3 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: Thursday 4 July & 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 a test piece composed especially for this competition by Roderick Williams OBE (approximately 2.5 minutes). The piece will be sung in English. Please contact the Eisteddfod office on +44 (0) 1978 862 003 to obtain a copy from 1st October 2018 onwards. All competitors must use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists for this competition. Prizes: 1st: International Medal and £80, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £30