11th International“Vox Artis“ Voice Competition
17th – 20th September 2019
Sibiu/Hermannstadt – Romania
Contestants of all nationalities are accepted, without age limit.
All candidates must provide a repertory consisting of five operatic arias in at least two different languages.
These arias must include: one compulsory opera aria and four opera arias of the singer’s own choice (these may be taken from the list of compulsory arias as well).
For the Operetta Special Prize (optional – only for the candidates promoted in the semifinals!), the candidates must provide one compulsory operetta aria taken from the list of operetta compulsory arias.
Completed application forms should be sent online to firstname.lastname@example.org, marked „for Vox Artis International Contest„, by Sept. 12th, 2019. The application must contain a short CV in English, a copy of some ID, a photograph, an application form and a document to testify payment of the participation fee.
The € 75 participation fee has to be paid to the following account:
IBAN: AT 79 12000 52062487487, BIC: BKAUATWW
Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Vienna
ArtCor Artists Agency, Theodore Coresi, PhD, marked „VOX ARTIS Singing Contest“ and „free of charge for the recipient“.
For the Romanian participants is valid the account:
Theodore Coresi, IBAN: RO19RNCB 0196027414770002; SWIFT: RNCB ROBU, Banca Comerciala Romana S.A.
The fee is non-refundable should the candidate fail to participate.
Drawing of lots: September 17th, 10:00 A.M., the Thalia Hall, The State Philharmonic Sibiu; should the candidate be absent, the order will be drawn by one of the members of the jury. The drawn number indicates the order of the contestant at all stages throughout the contest.
September 17th, 11:00 A.M., Rehearsals with a pianist, provided by the organizers. The candidates have the right to bring their own pianist, at their own expense.
Round I (eliminatory), with piano accompaniment: September 17th (starting at 3:00 P.M.), one aria of the contestant’s choice will be performed. Should the jury find the aria inconclusive, they have the right to request the performance of a second aria (the entire piece or only part of it), selected from the candidate’s contest repertory. For this purpose, candidates must provide all musical scores at this stage of the contest.
Round II (eliminatory), with piano accompaniment: September 18th, starting at 2:00 P. M. Two arias selected from the contestant’s repertory will be performed, one of the contestant’s choice and another chosen by the jury.
Round III, the final, with piano accompaniment: September 19th, starting at 1:00 P. M. Two arias chosen by the jury will be performed;
Starting at 4:00 P.M, Operetta Round. The operetta aria will be performed.
Starting at 5:00 P.M., Rehearsals with Orchestra for the Laureates‘ Concert
Awards Ceremony, Laureates‘ Concert: September 20th, 7:00 P.M., Thalia Hall, with the accompaniment of the State Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu.
The arias chosen are to be learnt by heart and performed in the original language. It is advisable that at all stages the candidates should provide the written score for all pieces in the repertory.
No transpositions are permitted; in this respect, the candidate shall provide, should it be requested by the jury, the score used. Traditional cuts are accepted. For the Laureates‘ Concert, the jury shall choose an aria from the candidate’s repertory, depending on existing orchestral material. The order in which arias are performed is chosen by the candidate.
The programme specified by the candidate in the application form cannot be modified at a later time.
The aria chosen by the candidate for the first round cannot be more than six minutes long. This aria is to be at the top of the list of the repertory in the application form.
Throughout the contest, the repertory chosen by the jury will be announced at the end of each round by the secretary of the contest, who will also receive the candidate’s choice (for the second round aria); schedules are made courtesy of the secretary of the contest; results of the first two rounds will be displayed once each round is finalized.
Piano rehearsals will be scheduled by mutual agreement between accompanying pianist and candidate.
Organizers shall provide the pianist for all candidates. The candidates have the right to bring their own pianist, at their own expense.
Candidates shall cover their own travel costs, accommodation costs and other personal expenses throughout the contest.
The general public has access to all stages of the contest.
Contest management reserves the right to allow radio and television companies‘ partial or complete recording and broadcasting. By sending the application form, contestants consent to having their performances recorded and broadcast without remuneration.
The English version of the regulations is as valid as the Romanian version.
By completing and signing the application form, the candidate expresses his/her agreement to the present regulations.
Winners of the prizes must declare in their professional commitments, in their CVs and in the media that they are laureates of „Vox Artis“ International Singing Contest, Romania.
The organizers may appoint one or more substitute members to the jury should one or more of the designated members be unable to attend a round of the competition.
Assessment will be done as follows:
Round I – by open vote; candidates who obtain a majority of votes are admitted to the next round
Round II – by secret passed/failed vote; candidates who obtain a majority of votes are admitted to the next round
Round III (the final) – by secret vote, with marks on a scale from 1 to 10; prizes are awarded according to resulted ranking
The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes or to award ex aequo prizes.
Distinctions and special awards are given according to the decisions of the jury; the decisions of the jury may not be contested; any attempt to influence the jury shall lead to the contestant being disqualified. Finalists will receive participation certificates.
ArtCor Artists Agency – Vienna
The State Philharmonic – Sibiu