From September 4th–14th, 2014, I participated in the 50th International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch. After auditioning in the preliminary round this summer, I was invited to the competition proper in the Netherlands. The competition consisted of 3 rounds—two with piano accompaniment, and the final round accompanied by philharmonie zuidnederland.
I came away with three prizes—the Grand Prix of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (€10,000), the Press Prize (€1,250), and the Junior Jury Prize (€500). Members of the jury included Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, Siegfried Jerusalem, Kenneth Montgomery, Dominic Seldis, Pieter Alferink, Jesús Iglesias Noriega, Evamaria Wieser, and Ioan Holender.
Some photos from the competition:
Top photo by Hans Hijmering, and bottom two are courtesy of the IVC.