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 as well as the opportunity to work with Festival artists and to attend rehearsals. The master classes and the clear practical connection with the Festival make the YSP an educational programme that has become an international benchmark and model. The participants of the Young Singers Project perform in the world premiere of the opera for children Vom Stern, der nicht leuchten konnte by Elisabeth Naske and Ela Baumann and also appear in the YCA concerts as well as in further Festival productions during the 2020 season.
In a final concert they present themselves to the public.

Participants 2019

Joel Allison Singer Bass-baritone Participant Young Singers Project
Joel Allison
Bass-bariton | 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
Sopran | France
Iurii Iushkevich Singer Countertenor Participant Young Singers Project
Iurii Iushkevich
Countertenor | Russia
Joanna Kędzior Singer Soprano Participant Young Singers Project
Joanna Kędzior
Sopran | 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
Sopran | Ireland
Benson Wilson Singer Baritone Participant Young Singers Project
Benson Wilson
Baritone | New Zealand