2017 Fiorenza Cossotto International Voice Competition
July 25/26, 2017
Laureates of the Fiorenza Cossotto International Voice Competition
1st Prize: David Ryu, tenor (South Korea)
2nd Prize: Alianna Whiteaker-Chudecke (USA)/Ma Jun (China)
3rd Prize: Elise Charlelbois (Canada) /Niu Siyuan (China)
Special Awards: Yao Bo (China)/Wengmen Gu (China)/Shoko Okada (Japan)/Jude Youdae Won (South Korea)
Honorable mention: Zhang Xin/Ruslan Soltys/Mario Arsenov
2017 Fiorenza Cossotto International Voice Competition Rules
The Fiorenza Cossotto International Opera Competition is open to opera singers, 21-37 years of age as of July 24, 2017.
APPLICATION AND FIRST ROUND
You must complete the application fully and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2017.
1st Round is via video submissions – please email a direct YouTube link or Upload via WeTransfer of ONE operatic aria.
Eligible singers will be notified of their acceptance to perform in the 2nd round via email by July 5th, 2017.
ENTRY FEE – 2nd ROUND ONLY
The competitors must have remit a fee of 50 (fifty) Euros if they are accepted to the next round in Bologna, Italy. This will be due in the form of cash.
We will provide an accompanist for a fee of 30 euro (or you can bring your own accompanist if you wish)
Failure to provide any of the required documentation – voids your application.
Please send the REQUIRED MATERIALS (see application) via email to
If selected for the 2nd round, Each competitor must prepare and present 4 (four) opera arias in contrasting styles. 2 arias must be in Italian
ONCE YOU SUBMIT YOUR REPERTOIRE, IT CANNOT BE CHANGED.
IF YOU ARE A WINNER, YOU MUST PERFORM AT THE WINNERS’ CONCERT (JULY 26) TO RECEIVE YOUR PRIZE
A panel of internationally-recognized opera professionals led by Fiorenza Cossotto will judge those invited to compete in Bologna
Mrs. Daniela Dimova- Intendant Varna Opera
M° Nicoletta Conti- Conductor and Professor at Bologna Conservatory
Prof. Francesca Pedaci: Soprano and Professor
M° Stefan Linev: Conductor
Prof. Piero Mioli: Musicologist
First Prize (1) $ 4,000
Second Prize (2) $ 2000 each
Third Prize (2) $ 1000 each
Encouragement Awards (4) $ 250 each
Sala “BOSSI” Coservatorio Giovan Battista MartiniPiazza Rossini, 2 – 40126 Bologna (BO)
Please note that application submission does not guarantee an audition.
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