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Young Singers Project

In 2008 the Salzburg Festival created the Young Singers Project, a high-class platform to support and nurture young vocalists.

Young singers are selected through international auditions, and participants of the scholarship receive the opportunity to work with Festival artists. The curriculum does not only include musical education and repertoire expansion, but also staged rehearsals, language coaching and Lied interpretation. The master classes led by renowned Festival artists and the clear practical connection with the Festival make the YSP an educational programme that has become an international benchmark and model.

The members of the Young Singers Project perform in the new production of the opera Der Schauspieldirektor for children and also appear in further Festival productions during the 2017 season. In a final concert, the members of the YSP present themselves to the public.

Public Master Classes

Christa Ludwig, Saturday 22 July, 03:00 pm
Malcolm Martineau, Sunday 6 August, 05:00 pm
Matthias Goerne, Sunday 13 August, 03:00 pm
Sandrine Piau, Thursday 17 August, 03:00 pm

Große Universitätsaula

Distribution of free tickets starting on 8 July 2017 at the SHOP • KARTEN/TICKETS of the Salzburg Festival at Hofstallgasse 1

Application for the YSP 2017

Kindly note that we cannot accept applications for the Young Singers Project 2017 anymore.

Due to the great number of applications we ask for your understanding that we will have to do a preselection for the auditions. Invitations to audition will be made in writing.

All links to Programme for Children and Teenagers 2017



Supported by the KÜHNE FOUNDATION

The China tour of the Young Singers Project is presented by Shanghai Hantang Culture Development