Young Singers Project
Director: Evamaria Wieser
Assistant and organization: Xenia Hofmann
The age limit for the Young Singers Project is 30; to apply for the YSP 2016 please send the following documents between 20 September and 15 November 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- CV with birthdate
- 2–3 (current) audio or video examples
- list of repertoire
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 for the Young Singers Project, 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 are open to the public. These encounters 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 children’s opera The Fairy Queen and also appear in further Festival productions during the 2016 season. In a final concert, the members of YSP present themselves to the public.
Public Master Classes
KS Christa Ludwig, Saturday, July 23, 2016, 03:00 pm*
Ann Murray, Sunday, August 7, 2016, 05:00 pm
Thomas Hampson, Thursday, August 11, 2016, 03:00 pm
Malcolm Martineau, Friday, August 19, 2016, 03:00 am
*As part of the Festival Opening Party
Distribution of free tickets starting on July 9, 2016 at the SHOP • KARTEN/TICKETS of the Salzburg Festival at Hofstallgasse 1
Members of the Young Singers Project
Conductor • Christoph Altstaedt
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 07:30 pm
Stiftung Mozarteum / Großer Saal
Tickets for the Final Concert will be available at the Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival.