Young Singers Project

Young Singers Project

Supported by KÜHNE-STIFTUNG

With the Young Singers Project the Salzburg Festival has created a high-powered platform for the promotion of young singers, which in 2019 can look back on eleven successful years.

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 Young Singers Project (YSP) an educational programme that has become an international benchmark and model.

Limited number of free tickets for the public master classes are available by 6 July 2019 at the Salzburger Festspiele Shop, Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg. This year’s master classes are led by Christa Ludwig, Anne Sofie von Otter, Malcom Martineau and Helmut Deutsch.

The participants of the Young Singers Project perform in the world premiere of the opera for children Der Gesang der Zauberinsel by Marius Felix Lange and appear in further Festival productions during the 2019 season.

This year’s final concert where the participants of the YSP present themselves to the public is conducted by Adrian Kelly in the Stiftung Mozarteum – Grosser Saal.

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Participants

Joel Allison Singer Bass-baritone Participant Young Singers Project
Joel Allison

Bass-baritone
Canada

Carmen Artaza Singer Mezzo-soprano Participant Young Singers Project
Carmen Artaza

Mezzo
Spain

Thomas Bennett Singer Bass Participant Young Singers Project
Thomas Bennett

Bass
UK

Opera Singer Ricardo Bojórquez Young Singers Project Participant
Ricardo Martínez Bojórquez

Bass
Mexiko

Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur Singer Mezzo-soprano Participant Young Singers Project
Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur

Mezzo
France

Tamara Bounazou Singer Soprano Participant Young Singers Project
Tamara Bounazou

Soprano
France

Iurii Iushkevich Singer Countertenor Participant Young Singers Project
Iurii Iushkevich

Countertenor
Russia

Joanna Kędzior Singer Soprano Participant Young Singers Project
Joanna Kędzior

Soprano
Poland

James Ley Singer Tenor Participant Young Singers Project
James Ley

Tenor
USA

Josh Lovell Singer Tenor Participant Young Singers Project
Josh Lovell

Tenor
Canada

Valentina Pluzhnikova Mezzo Singer Participant Young Singers Project
Valentina Pluzhnikova

Mezzo
Ukraine

Sarah Shine Singer Soprano Participant Young Singers Project
Sarah Shine

Soprano
Ireland

Benson Wilson Singer Baritone Participant Young Singers Project
Benson Wilson

Baritone
New Zealand

Productions