Young Singers Project

Young Singers Project


With the Young Singers Project the Salzburg Festival has created a high-powered platform for the promotion of young singers, which this year can already look back on 13 successful years and has been supported for several years by the Kühne Foundation who is also a main sponsor of the Salzburg Festival.

Young singers are selected through international auditions and thanks to the scholarship the participants receive advanced training during the Festival, which does not only include musical education and repertoire expansion, but also staging, language coaching, 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 2021 season. In a final concert on 28 August, they present themselves to the public.

Participants 2021

Opera Singer Young Singers Project
Freya Apffelstaedt
Alt | South Africa | Germany
Evgenia Asanova
Evgenia Asanova
Mezzo-soprano | Russia
Tobias Hechler Countertenor
Tobias Hechler
Countertenor | Germany
Alexander Köpeczi
Alexander Köpeczi
Bass | Romania
Miriam Kutrowatz Soprano
Miriam Kutrowatz
Soprano | Austria
Sebastian Mach Tenor
Sebastian Mach
Tenor | Poland
Liubov Medvedeva
Liubov Medvedeva
Coloratura soprano | Russia
Nakagawa Ikumi Soprano
Ikumi Nakagawa
Soprano | Japan
Gabriel Rollinson Bass-Baritone
Gabriel Rollinson
Bass-baritone | Germany | USA
Verity Wingate Soprano
Verity Wingate
Soprano | United Kingdom
Nikolai Zemlyanskhik
Nikolai Zemlyanskikh
Bariton | Russia
Ángel Macías
Mexiko | Tenor


Malcolm Martineau SUN 8 August, 05:00 pm
Gerald Finley SUN 14. August, 03:00 pm
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner SAT 21. August, 03:00 pm
Grosse Universitätsaula

Free tickets are available online on the respecitve production page.