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
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!
63rd WFIMC General Assembly 2019, held in Norrköping Sweden 8-11 May 2019, was launched at The Swiss Embassy in Berlin. Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition (WSIMC ) was represented by Sonja Stenhammar and Claes Egnell, hosts of the General Assembly 2019. Click here to continue reading!
Photo by WFIMC (left to right): Didier Schnorhk (President, WFIMC), Benjamin Woodroffe (Secretary General, WFIMC), Sonja Stenhammar (Founder & Artistic Director, Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition), Paul R. Seger (Swiss Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany), Claes Egnell (President, Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition)
Sonja Stenhammar wins Broocmanpriset 2016, the year when the prize is celebrating its tenth anniversary!