Competition 2021

3rd International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied and Aria
May 21–23, 2021, ROHRAU (Lower Austria)

Ladies and Gentlemen! Dear Singers and Artists!
From May 21st to 23rd, 2021 Haydnregion Niederösterreich invites young artists to join the International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied and Aria. For the third time already, singers are asked to present their talents to an international Jury in the birthplace of Joseph and Michael Haydn in Rohrau, Austria. The competition is aimed at young singers worldwide with particular talents and training in the areas of Lied and opera and focuses on the era of Wiener Klassik (Vienna Classical era). Further information on the competition as well as the the online application are available for download.
Good luck and see you soon in “Haydnregion Niederösterreich” – Angelika Kirchschlager (head of Jury) and the team of the Haydn Competition

Registration is possible from December 14th 2020.

Competition Regulations

Age Limit
Jury
Repertoire
Period and Sequence
Prizes
Rehearsal Rooms, Documentation & Piano Accompaniment
Venues & Competition Office
Downloads

 

Age Limit

The competition is open to female singers born after January 1st, 1988 and male singers born after January 1st, 1986. Repeated participation in the competition is possible once, given that the age limit has not been exceeded. The winners of the 1st prizes are excluded from further participation.

 

Jury

KS Angelika Kirchschlager, Head of Jury
Samantha Farber, Sonoartists/Vienna – Managing Director
Dr. Prof. Michael Lakner, Bühne Baden – Director
Dr. Michael Linsbauer, Haydnregion Niederösterreich – Artistic Director
Susanne Schmidt, Bregenzer Festspiele – Opera Director
Prof. Charles Spencer, Pianist and Lied Accompanist
Daniela Spring, Orfeo Artist Management/Köln – Managing Director
Dominique Verkinderen, Collegium Vocale Gent – Casting Director

 

Repertoire

At least seven Lieder and at least five arias must be prepared for the competition.  The selection of repertory lies within the responsibility of the participant. The pieces are to be performed by heart and in the original language. Participants must submit a binding repertoire list along with their registration. Subsequent changes are not possible.

Lieder:
a choice of seven Lieder from the following composers:
Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven or Ignaz Joseph Pleyel**.

Arias:
a choice of five arias from the following composers:
Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ignaz Joseph Pleyel or Christoph Willibald Gluck.

*) The sheet music of songs by Michael Haydn can be requested and sent by
**) The sheet music of songs by Ignaz Joseph Pleyel can be downloaded here.

 

Timing and procedure

1st Round, Schloss Rohrau May 21, 2021, 10 am
2nd Runde, Schloss Rohrau May 22, 2021, 11 am
Public Final Round, Haydn Geburtshaus Rohrau May 23, 2021, 6 pm

 

1st Round, May 21st

The jury will ask for a performance of both Lieder as well as arias from the submitted repertoire list in a total duration of maximum ten minutes. The selection of songs that are to be performed is defined by the jury – at least one work of Joseph or Michael Haydn will be included. The result of the first round will be communicated by 07.00 p.m. at a Get Together & BBQ in the Museum of Haydn’s Birthplace close to the venue of the competition or via e-mail.

2nd Round, May 22nd

The Jury will ask for a performance of Lieder as well as arias from the submitted repertoire list in a total duration of maximum ten minutes. The jury defines the selection of songs that are to be performed – at least one work of Joseph or Michael Haydn will be included. Works from the first round are not to be repeated. The results of the second round will be announced by 04.00 p.m. on site or via e-mail.

Public Final Round, May 23rd

First part: The participant is asked for the performance of one or more Lieder from the submitted repertoire list with a total duration of about seven minutes. The order of works for the final round is up to the participant but must be submitted with the online application. Lieder from the first or second round are not to be repeated.

Intermission

Second part: The participant is asked for the performance of one or more arias composed by Joseph or Michael Haydn with a total duration of about seven minutes from the submitted repertoire list. The order of works for the final round is up to the participant but must be submitted in the online application. Arias from the first or second round are not to be repeated.

Intermission

Award Ceremony

 

Evaluation

The evaluation of the performances will be conducted by the jury based on a scoring system of one to ten points in the categories "voice quality and voice technique", "diction" and "interpretation and presence". Students of jury members or singers whose agency is represented within the jury may not be judged by these respective jury members. The decisions of the jury and the organizer are binding, final and incontestable. Legal recourse may not be taken.

In the first and second round the jury is entitled to interrupt the musical performance, ask for the repetition of performed songs or request performance of an additional work from the repertoire list. In the final round performances will not be interrupted.

 

Sequence of performances of the participants

− The order of the performances of the participants in the first round will be established by means of a lottery one week ahead of the competition. Participants will be informed via e-mail.

− The order of performances in the second round will be decided by the jury after consultations and will be announced together with the results of the first round at the Get Together, or via e-mail.

− The order of performances in the final concert will be defined by the jury and the competition committee. Participants will be informed immediately after the announcement of the finalists.

Time limits of 7 and 10 minutes are to be adhered unconditionally.

 

Safety and COVID-19

In the best interest of all parties concerned and following a strict prevention concept Haydnregion Niederösterreich makes great efforts to create a safe and secure environment for all participants, the committee and the organizational team involved in the event. Thus, also participants are asked to act responsibly and thoughtful in all social interactions.

 

Awards

1st Prize (sponsored by the state of Lower Austria)

€ 8.000.-

2nd Prize (sponsored by Haydnregion Niederösterreich)

€ 4.000.-

3rd Prize (sponsored by the community of Rohrau)

€ 2.000.-

Prize for the Best Lied Interpretation

(sponsored by Niederösterreichische Versicherung)

€ 1.500.-

Prize for the Best Aria Interpretation

(sponsored by Römerland Carnuntum)

€ 1.500.-

Audience Prize

(sponsored by Alfred Dorfer)

 

€ 2.000.-

Special prize of the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá (Colombia):

Commitment in the context of the 2022 season on the occasion of the program focus "Joseph Haydn"

 

Rehearsal Rooms, Documentation & Piano Accompaniment

Rehearsal rooms

Rehearsal rooms for the use of all participants will be available at the venue of the competition. Participants will receive detailed information on their schedule and allocation of rehearsal rooms at the time of registration on site.

Audio and video documentation

Audio and video recordings as well as photographs may be taken at all times of the competition. With their registration all participants agree not to raise any legal claims when this media is used for PR purposes during or after the competition, given the use does not serve any commercial purpose.

Piano accompaniment

Participants can decide to be either coached by their own accompanists at their own expense or to be accompanied by a member of our team of pianists. Doing so, participants have the opportunity of a free short joint rehearsal with a member of this team on the day of competition. The time and venue of this rehearsal will be announced at the registration on site.

 

Registration / Application

Online application

Application is possible in digital form only via the website www.haydncompetition.com  from December 14th, 2020 until April 12th, 2021.

Candidates must submit the following:
- scan of the completed and signed registration document
- artistic CV
- copy of birth certificate
- two photos in high resolution (300 dpi)
- competition repertoire list
- max. three live recordings via weblink

Final Registration Date: April 12, 2021
Registration Fee:
€ 50, the registration fee of € 50 is will not be reimbursed, even if the applicant is not admitted to the first round.
Bank details: Land Niederösterreich – Haydn Geburtshaus
IBAN: AT16 1400 0247 1070 8360 | BIC: BAWAATWW | Reference: Haydn Competition 2021 Bewerbung und Vorauswahl
Final Date for arrival of fee: April 15, 2021

The preselection for participation in the competition will be done by the head of jury based on the submitted documents. A notification of participation will be sent via e-mail by April 23rd, 2021.

With the submission of their documents, participants agree that their personal data may be passed on to the competition organizers and committee.
By submitting the signed and dated application form, participants confirm that they have read and accept the conditions of the competition.

 

 

Venues and contact:

Competition and rehearsals
SCHLOSS ROHRAU
Schloss 1 | A-2471 Rohrau
www.schloss-rohrau.at

BBQ, final round and award ceremony
HAYDN GEBURTSHAUS ROHRAU (House of Haydn's Birth)
Obere Hauptstraße 25 | A-2471 Rohrau
www.haydngeburtshaus.at

Competition office
HAYDNREGION NIEDERÖSTERREICH
c/o Haydngeburtshaus Rohrau
Obere Hauptstraße 25 | A-2471 Rohrau
competition@haydnregion-noe.at
www.haydncompetition.com

 

Getting there and away:

Information about travel and accommodation options are to be downloaded. Arrangements and costs of journey as well as accommodation are the participants’ own responsibility.

 

Downloads

Competition Regulations
Hotels & Accomodation in the Haydnregion Niederösterreich
Folder
Poster

 

Winners 2019

1st Prize (Prize of the state of Lower Austria)

 

€ 8.000.-

NEVEN CRNIC

2nd Prize (Prize of the Haydnregion Niederösterreich society)

 

€ 4.000.-

ALFHEIDUR ERLA GUDMUNDSDOTTIR

3rd Prize (Prize of the Rohrau Community)

 

€ 2.000.- JOHANNES SCHWARZ

Prize for the Best Lied Interpretation

offered by HYPO NOE Landesbank

 

€ 1.500.-

ALFHEIDUR ERLA GUDMUNDSDOTTIR

Prize for the Best Aria Interpretation

offered by Esterházy Privatstiftung

 

€ 1.500.-

IVANA ZDRAVKOVA

Audience Prize

offered by Alfred Dorfer

 

€ 2.000.-

NEVEN CRNIC

 

Final - Neven Crnic

Photos 2019

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