Vera Talerko, who received both the First prize and the Audience prize in the WSIMC competition 2022,
has just made a brilliant debut at the Hamburg Staatsoper! Vera appeared in the world premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s
“Venere e Adonis”, directed by the Opera Director himself, as well as our juror, Georges Delnon, and chief conductor
Kent Nagano. A 70-minute long and strong drama – based on the myth – with a very sparse musical costume that
makes great demands on the international ensemble.
Sopranen Christina Nilsson, som vann Stenhammartävlingen 2016, kan nu höras på Europas främsta scener och även på Kungl.Operan i både Tosca och Elektra under 2023. Christina debuterar i juni med Aida i Berlin.
Vi följer hennes karriär med stor spänning!
Läs hela artikeln från tidningen Opus: Christina-Nilsson-OPUS-116!
Zaza Gagua, Bass, Georgien
Yohan John Ji, Baritone, Southkorea
Abigail Levis, Mezzosoprano, USA
Clarke Ruth, Bass, Canada
Marie Dominique Ryckmanns, Soprano, Tyskland/Frankrike
Emma Sventelius, Mezzosoprano, Sverige
Vera Talerko, Soprano, Lettland
Rebecka Wallroth, Mezzosoprano, Sverige
After 2 years with Covid-19, its finally time for competition!
An excellent opportunity to meet our coming opera stars!
Competition days, June, 10-15 10.30-18.00 ( Free entrance)
Final Concert Friday 17 June 6 pm. with The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and 8 finalists
The application for WSIMC 2022 is now open. You can find information under current competition. Welcome with your application, and do not forget to look at the repertorie and the sheet music from Wilhelm Stenhammar.
Due to the continued spread of Covid-19, the current guidelines issued by health officials, and the restrictions introduced to eradicate the disease worldwide, Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, has decided to postpone WSIMC 2020 to June 2021. This decision was taken by the WSIMC board April 17, 2020.
We are of course very disappointed by this development – we have been working very hard with all the planning for several months. But, it was with great satisfaction, we noticed, that our “pre-jury” had selected 70 excellent singers for the competition in June. We are therefore very pleased, to be able to offer, all the 70 selected singers, the opportunity to participate in the competition 2021 instead of 2020 and with the same rules and terms.
Preliminary schedule 2021
10 June Registration
11-13 June Round 1
14-16 June Round 2
17 June Rehearsal finalists and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
18 June Final Concert
It´s amazing that 120 singers, from around 30 countries, have signed up for WSIMC 2020!
We are also very happy to announce, that for the first time, the final concert on June 10, 2020, will be broadcast live in The Swedish Radio P2. In addition to that, all the competition days will be “streamed” on our website – which means that parents, teachers, friends and others, can listen to “their” singers from all over the world. This is a big step forward into the future of the competition!
The application for WSIMC 2020 is now open. You can find information under current competition, the full program will be published later on. Welcome with your application, and do not forget to look at the repertorie and the sheet music from Wilhelm Stenhammar.
Sonja Stenhammar is a member of the jury in the VL International Musical Competition this year. The competition is organized to honor Dr. Luis Sigall, and it is held in Viña del Mar, Chile, between November 9th to 16th 2018.