International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 29 through July 6, 2017 in Moscow, Russia

Winner 2016

Former Prize Winners

Qualified Singers for the Final Rounds in Moscow

Sergei Ababkin

Sergei Ababkin

(Tenor, Russia)
Gamid Abdulov

Gamid Abdulov

(Baritone, Azerbaijan)
Aigul Akhmetshina

Aigul Akhmetshina

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Emre Akkuş

Emre Akkuş

(Tenor, Turkey)
Sofiya Almazova-Maarhof

Sofiya Almazova-Maarhof

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Lawson Anderson

Lawson Anderson

(Bass-Baritone, USA)
Tatevik ARAKELIAN

Tatevik ARAKELIAN

(Soprano, Russia)
Hanne Korsbrekke Askeland

Hanne Korsbrekke Askeland

(Soprano, Norway)
SeungJu Bahg

SeungJu Bahg

(Tenor, Korea South)
Tamara Banješević

Tamara Banješević

(Soprano, Serbia)
Elvire Beekhuizen

Elvire Beekhuizen

(Soprano, Netherlands)
Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod

Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod

(Soprano, Israel)
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya

Vasilisa Berzhanskaya

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Alexandre Beuchat

Alexandre Beuchat

(Baritone, Switzerland)
Anastasia BICKEL

Anastasia BICKEL

(Mezzo-Alt, Australia)
Rachael Birthisel

Rachael Birthisel

(Soprano, Australia)
Sabina BISHOLT

Sabina BISHOLT

(Soprano, Sweden)
Sara Blanch Freixes

Sara Blanch Freixes

(Soprano, Spain)
Maciej BOBEREK

Maciej BOBEREK

(Bass-Baritone, Poland)
Christoper Bozeka

Christoper Bozeka

(Tenor, USA)
Sarah Brady

Sarah Brady

(Soprano, Ireland)
John Brancy

John Brancy

(Baritone, USA)
Abraham Breton

Abraham Breton

(Tenor, Mexiko)
Nicole BROOKS

Nicole BROOKS

(Soprano, Canada)
Felipe Carelli

Felipe Carelli

(Baritone, Argentina)
Teresa Castillo

Teresa Castillo

(Soprano, USA)
Dashaui CHEN

Dashaui CHEN

(Tenor, China)
Jinxin CHEN

Jinxin CHEN

(Baritone, China)
Liulongtian Cheng

Liulongtian Cheng

(Tenor, China)
Beom Seok Choi

Beom Seok Choi

(Baritone, Korea South)
Sung Kyu CHOI

Sung Kyu CHOI

(Baritone, Korea South)
Badral ChULUUNBAATAR

Badral ChULUUNBAATAR

(Baritone, Mongolia)
Bengisu Çimen

Bengisu Çimen

(Soprano, Turkey)
Arianna Cimolin

Arianna Cimolin

(Soprano, Italy)
Julia DAWSON

Julia DAWSON

(Mezzo-Soprano, Germany)
Josevane de Jesus Santos

Josevane de Jesus Santos

(Mezzo-Soprano, Brazil)
Marlena Devoe

Marlena Devoe

(Soprano, New Zealand)
Anastasia DJILAS

Anastasia DJILAS

(Soprano, Russia)
Maria Domżał

Maria Domżał

(Soprano, Poland)
Zhenrong DU

Zhenrong DU

(Bass-Baritone, China)
Anna Dubicka

Anna Dubicka

(Mezzo-Alt, Poland)
Christina ESHBA

Christina ESHBA

(Soprano, Russia)
Rachel Fenlon

Rachel Fenlon

(Soprano, Canada)
Julieta Fernández Alfaro

Julieta Fernández Alfaro

(Soprano, Argentina)
Jorge FRANCO BAJO

Jorge FRANCO BAJO

(Tenor, Spain)
Sibylle Glosted

Sibylle Glosted

(Soprano, Denmark)
Zofia HANNA

Zofia HANNA

(Mezzo-Soprano, Netherlands)
Shiri Hershkovitz

Shiri Hershkovitz

(Soprano, Israel)
Elissa Huber

Elissa Huber

(Soprano, Germany)
Raoni Hübner

Raoni Hübner

(Tenor, Brazil)
Mariko Iizuka

Mariko Iizuka

(Soprano, Japan)
Shiki Inoue

Shiki Inoue

(Soprano, Japan)
Tatsundo Ito

Tatsundo Ito

(Tenor, Japan)
Shelley Jackson

Shelley Jackson

(Soprano, USA)
Liliya Kadnikova

Liliya Kadnikova

(Soprano, Russia)
Tamara KASUMOVA

Tamara KASUMOVA

(Soprano, Russia)
Pavel Katsiushyn

Pavel Katsiushyn

(Baritone, Belarus)
Seunghee Kho

Seunghee Kho

(Soprano, Korea South)
Kilsung Kim

Kilsung Kim

(Tenor, Korea South)
Héloïse KOEMPGEN-BRAMY

Héloïse KOEMPGEN-BRAMY

(Soprano, France)
Florian Köfler

Florian Köfler

(Bass, Austria)
Minha Koo

Minha Koo

(Soprano, Korea South)
Satriya Krisna

Satriya Krisna

(Tenor, Indonesia)
Ekaterina KURBANOVA

Ekaterina KURBANOVA

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Tatiana Kuryatnikova

Tatiana Kuryatnikova

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Do Hoon Lee

Do Hoon Lee

(Bass, Korea South)
Jihyun Cecilia LEE

Jihyun Cecilia LEE

(Soprano, Korea South)
SEONWOO LEE

SEONWOO LEE

(Soprano, Korea South)
Wonjong Lee

Wonjong Lee

(Tenor, Korea South)
Virginie LÉONARD

Virginie LÉONARD

(Soprano, Belgium)
Shu Lin

Shu Lin

(Soprano, China)
Xianghu Liu

Xianghu Liu

(Tenor, Germany)
YinLong LIU

YinLong LIU

(Tenor, China)
Alejandro López Hernández

Alejandro López Hernández

(Bass, Mexiko)
Anna Malesza

Anna Malesza

(Soprano, Poland)
Faik Mansuroğlu

Faik Mansuroğlu

(Baritone, Turkey)
Victoria MARTEMYANOVA

Victoria MARTEMYANOVA

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Msimelelo MBALI

Msimelelo MBALI

(Bass, South Africa)
Robert McAllister

Robert McAllister

(Bass-Baritone, Ireland)
Albert Memeti

Albert Memeti

(Tenor, Poland)
Owen Boikhutso METSILENG

Owen Boikhutso METSILENG

(Baritone, South Africa)
Mihail MIHAYLOV

Mihail MIHAYLOV

(Tenor, Bulgaria)
Rihards Millers

Rihards Millers

(Baritone, Latvia)
Denis Milo

Denis Milo

(Baritone, Germany)
Mandla MNDEBELE

Mandla MNDEBELE

(Baritone, South Africa)
Caroline Modiba

Caroline Modiba

(Soprano, South Africa)
Tunde Noemi Nagy Boros

Tunde Noemi Nagy Boros

(Soprano, Hungary)
Toshiharu NAKAJIMA

Toshiharu NAKAJIMA

(Countertenor, Japan)
Shin-Yeong NOH

Shin-Yeong NOH

(Soprano, Korea South)
Alexandra NOWAKOWSKI

Alexandra NOWAKOWSKI

(Soprano, USA)
Andrej Oder

Andrej Oder

(Tenor, Slovenia)
Magdalena Ofner

Magdalena Ofner

(Soprano, Austria)
Carles PACHÓN

Carles PACHÓN

(Baritone, Spain)
DAEWOO PARK

DAEWOO PARK

(Baritone, Korea South)
Eunwon Park

Eunwon Park

(Baritone, Korea South)
Aida Cătălina Pavăl-Olaru

Aida Cătălina Pavăl-Olaru

(Soprano, Romania)
Aarne PELKONEN

Aarne PELKONEN

(Baritone, Finland)
Rocio PEREZ

Rocio PEREZ

(Soprano, Spain)
Ena PONGRAC

Ena PONGRAC

(Mezzo-Soprano, Croatia)
Michaela Popik

Michaela Popik

(Soprano, Slovakia)
Emma Posman

Emma Posman

(Soprano, Belgium)
Vladimir Potansky

Vladimir Potansky

(Tenor, Russia)
Julia Pruszak

Julia Pruszak

(Soprano, Poland)
Boris Prýgl

Boris Prýgl

(Bass-Baritone, Czech Republic)
Marta Reichelová

Marta Reichelová

(Soprano, Czech Republic)
Marta ROSINSKA-SCHWAIZER

Marta ROSINSKA-SCHWAIZER

(Soprano, Poland)
Alexander Roslavets

Alexander Roslavets

(Bass, Belarus)
Natalia Rubis

Natalia Rubis

(Soprano, Poland)
Eliza SAFJAN

Eliza SAFJAN

(Soprano, Poland)
Nazym Sagyntay

Nazym Sagyntay

(Soprano, Kazakhistan)
Hasmik Sahakyan

Hasmik Sahakyan

(Soprano, Poland)
Dilan Şaka

Dilan Şaka

(Mezzo-Soprano, Turkey)
Sergey Sargsyan

Sergey Sargsyan

(Bass, Armenia)
Nela Saric

Nela Saric

(Soprano, Croatia)
Boyan SAVOV

Boyan SAVOV

(Bass, Bulgaria)
Anastasia SCHEGOLOWA

Anastasia SCHEGOLOWA

(Soprano, Russia)
Katharina SCHWESINGER

Katharina SCHWESINGER

(Soprano, Germany)
Carmen Seibel

Carmen Seibel

(Mezzo-Soprano, Germany)
Oksana (Oxana) Sekerina (Mayorova)

Oksana (Oxana) Sekerina (Mayorova)

(Soprano, Russia)
Sofia SELOWSKY

Sofia SELOWSKY

(Mezzo-Soprano, USA)
Julija Semjonova

Julija Semjonova

(Soprano, Latvia)
Stanislav Sergeev

Stanislav Sergeev

(Bass, Russia)
Anna Shaytanova

Anna Shaytanova

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Irina Skazhenik

Irina Skazhenik

(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Grzegorz Smyk

Grzegorz Smyk

(Bass, Poland)
Hojong Song

Hojong Song

(Tenor, Korea South)
Francesca Sorteni

Francesca Sorteni

(Soprano, Italy)
Pavel STASENKO

Pavel STASENKO

(Baritone, Russia)
Daniela Ruth STOLL

Daniela Ruth STOLL

(Soprano, Switzerland)
Aleksandrina STOYANOVA-ANDREEVA

Aleksandrina STOYANOVA-ANDREEVA

(Mezzo-Soprano, Bulgaria)
Olena STROIA

Olena STROIA

(Soprano, Romania)
Taejun SUN

Taejun SUN

(Tenor, Korea South)
Richard Sveda

Richard Sveda

(Baritone, Slovakia)
Marta Świderska

Marta Świderska

(Mezzo-Soprano, Poland)
Aleksandra Szmyd

Aleksandra Szmyd

(Soprano, Poland)
Noriko Tanetani

Noriko Tanetani

(Soprano, Japan)
Samuli TASKINEN

Samuli TASKINEN

(Bass-Baritone, Finland)
Nathanaël TAVERNIER

Nathanaël TAVERNIER

(Bass, France)
Laura Teivane

Laura Teivane

(Soprano, Latvia)
Mikhail Timoshenko

Mikhail Timoshenko

(Bass-Baritone, Russia)
Jędrzej Tomczyk

Jędrzej Tomczyk

(Tenor, Poland)
Adriana Tomisic

Adriana Tomisic

(Soprano, Croatia)
Andrey TULNIKOV

Andrey TULNIKOV

(Baritone, Russia)
Sofya Tumanyan

Sofya Tumanyan

(Mezzo-Soprano, Armenia)
Maiju VAAHTOLUOTO

Maiju VAAHTOLUOTO

(Alt, Finland)
Sava VEMIC

Sava VEMIC

(Bass, Serbia)
Maria VOROZHEYKINA

Maria VOROZHEYKINA

(Soprano, Russia)
Kang WANG

Kang WANG

(Tenor, Australia)
Nian WANG

Nian WANG

(Mezzo-Soprano, China)
Caroline WETTERGREEN

Caroline WETTERGREEN

(Soprano, Norway)
Nofar Yacobi

Nofar Yacobi

(Soprano, Israel)
Jegyung Yang

Jegyung Yang

(Soprano, Korea South)
Ugur Yilmaz

Ugur Yilmaz

(Bass-Baritone, Turkey)
Moe YODOKAWA

Moe YODOKAWA

(Soprano, Japan)
Mengxi You

Mengxi You

(Soprano, China)
Results 2017 (live updated): Participants worldwide: 1124Total qualified: 155 singers1 qualifying rounds pending

The Jury 2017

  • John M. Mordler

    John M. Mordler
    President
    Chair of the Jury

  • David Agler

    David Agler
    Wexford Festival Opera
    Artistic Director

  • Dmitrij Bertman

    Dmitrij Bertman
    Helikon Opera Moscow
    Artistic Director

  • Olga Kapanina

    Olga Kapanina
    Opera Bolshoi Moscow
    Casting Director

  • Joan Matabosch

    Joan Matabosch
    Teatro Real Madrid
    Artistic Director

  • Christoph Meyer

    Christoph Meyer
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf - Duisburg
    Generalintendant

  • Guy Montavon

    Guy Montavon
    Theater Erfurt
    Generalintendant

  • Björn Peters

    Björn Peters
    Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden - Semperoper
    Künstlerischer Betriebsdirektor

  • Christina Scheppelmann

    Christina Scheppelmann
    Gran Teatre del Liceu
    General Artistic Director

  • Christoph Seuferle

    Christoph Seuferle
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Operndirektor

  • Birgitta Svendén

    Birgitta Svendén
    Royal Swedish Opera
    Operachef

  • Melissa Wegner

    Melissa Wegner
    The Metropolitan Opera
    Associate Director, National Council Auditions

  • Michael Williams

    Michael Williams
    Cape Town Opera
    Managing Director

  • Diane Zola

    Diane Zola
    Houston Grand Opera
    Director of Artistic Administration

Why Participate?

  • InternationalThe world’s best networked singing competition with qualifying rounds in 70 cities. Singers (males/females) of all nationalities are invited to enter the competition in the international qualifying rounds. List of all cities
  • JuryThe jury members of the final rounds are exclusively opera and casting directors of international renowned opera houses, who award additional engagements to the participants. List of all jury members
  • ObserversNumerous singers’ agents and representatives of international opera and concert houses visit the final rounds as observers. They have made the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition into a veritable “Wall Street of Voices”. It’s your “springboard” to a career in opera. List of registered observers
  • EngagementsThe engagement ratio of past participants of the final rounds is about 70%. List of all prizes and engagements
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