Solo Competitions

Category B: Solo

Closing date for all solo applications Friday 3 March 2017

Successful applicants will be notified before 24 March 2017

 

B1. International Voice of the Future (Prelim: Wednesday 5 July & Final: Thursday 6 July as part of the evening concert) supported by Pendine Park and the Bryn Terfel Foundation.

This competition is open to anyone under the age of 28. All competitors must be under 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 valium language. For the Final competitors are required to submit a contrasting programme of up to 12 minutes of music.

Prize: 1st prize: International Medal 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 4 July & Final: Wednesday 5 July)

This competition is open to anyone under the age of 28. All competitors must be under 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. 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 10 minutes of music.

Prize: International Medal and £1500

 

B3. International Young Musician (Prelim: Thursday 6 July & Final: Friday 7 July)

This competition is open to anyone under the age of 25. All competitors must be under 25 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 10 minutes of music.

Prize: International Medal and £1500

 

B4. Open Folk Solo (Vocal) (Friday 7 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 6 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. Vocal Solo Under 16s (Wednesday 5 July)

Singers must be under the age of 16 on the day of competition.  Competitors must prepare one classical piece of their own choice. No longer than 3 minutes long. No pop, songs from the shows or films allowed.

 

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