Competition 2018-04-24T16:24:54+00:00

Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2018

The Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2018 is the first major event of its kind scheduled to take place in the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Semi-finalists Announced

EVENT DATE

28 June 2018
TO
2 July 2018

Concert Hall
Hong Kong City Hall
Central, Hong Kong

Musica Viva Limited

The Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2018 is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Competition venues and associated facilities are provided by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Generous sponsorship has been received from Chow Sang Sang International Holdings Limited, and Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. The support given by Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong, is gratefully acknowledged.

This International Competition is organised and presented by Musica Viva Limited, a not-for- profit charitable organisation devoted to the performing arts with particular emphasis on the nurturing and development of young talents in music.

Prizes

First Prize

US$15,000
  • Gold Medal
  • Diploma of Distinction
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva opera production and/or a solo part in a concert performance.

Second Prize

US$5,000
  • Silver Medal
  • Diploma of Distinction
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva opera production and/or a solo part in a concert performance.

Third Prize

US$3,000
  • Bronze Medal
  • Diploma of Merit
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva opera production and/or a solo part in a concert performance.

Audience Prize

US$2,000
  • Diploma of Merit
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva opera production or a solo part in a concert performance.         
Medals and cash prizes are sponsored by Chow Sang Sang.
March 2018
Closing Date of Applications

28 February 2018

March 2018
Preliminary Round

February to March 2018

April 2018
Closing Date of Submission of Programme Selection for the Semi-Final Round and Final Round

1 April 2018

June 2018
Semi-Final Round

29 to 30 June 2018

These concerts will be open to the public.

July 2018
Final Round

2 July 2018

The Finals will be presented in the form of a concert open to the public.

July 2018
Media Interviews with Winners

3 July 2018

Schedule

Contestants

We present our Semi-finalists. Coming from 11 countries and regions, these 24 talented young singers will be competing in the Semi-final rounds due in June.

Name Voice Type Nationality
CHEN, Yibao Soprano China
CHEN, Yong Tenor Hong Kong SAR
CRAWFORD, Samantha Soprano United Kingdom
DAELY, Jenny Stephanie Soprano Indonesia
FREDHEIM, Margrethe Soprano Norway
GIL, Byeong Min Bass Republic of Korea
GRIFFITH, Joelene Soprano United Kingdom
GUNTER, Leah Soprano South Africa
HOJLUND, Johanne Mezzo-soprano Denmark
KIM, Chonghwa Baritone Republic of Korea
KIM, Do A Soprano Republic of Korea
LEE, Jang-Won Baritone Republic of Korea
LEE, Myonghyun Tenor Republic of Korea
LIM, Chaemin Soprano Republic of Korea
LIN, Qianyun Soprano China
LIN, Zihao Baritone China
MENESES, Myramae Soprano Philippines
NURMUKHAMETOVA, Diana Soprano Russia
OMELCHUK, Tsvetana Mezzo-soprano Russia
PARK, So Young Soprano Republic of Korea
PARK, Sung Hwan Baritone Republic of Korea
ROSS, Eleanor Soprano United Kingdom
TURNER, Brent Tenor United States of America
ZHOU, Xun Tenor China

MEET OUR JURY

The International Jury for the Competition consists of the following renowned artists who have performed in all the great opera houses of the world and senior arts administrators who are held in high esteem in the profession

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Chair of Jury
Chair, Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation

Sumi Jo

International Soprano
Artist for Peace of UNESCO

Dennis O’Neill

Director
Wales International Academy of Voice
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Peter Katona

Director of Casting
Royal Opera House, London

Lo Kingman

Producer and Director
Director-General of Musica Viva