2nd International Music Competition “Vox Artis”
25th - 29th September 2011
Contestants of all nationalities are accepted – males born after January 1st, 1971 and
females born after January 1st, 1973.
*** The competition's management keeps the right to make exemptions to this rule under
All candidates must provide a repertory consisting of six operatic arias in at least three
different languages, belonging to the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
Completed application forms should be sent online to firstname.lastname@example.org, marked “for Vox
Artis International Contest”; or by mail to ArtCor Artists Agency, Meissnergasse 5/1/1,
1220 Wien; or by fax to +43 1 958 79 40, by Sept. 15th, 2011. The application must contain
a CV in English, a copy of some ID, a photograph, an application form and a document to
testify payment of the participation fee.
The € 60 participation fee has to be paid to the following account: 52062 487 487, bank code
12 000 (IBAN: AT 79 12000 52062487487, BIC: BKAUATWW), Bank Austria
Creditanstalt, Vienna, ArtCor Artists Agency, Theodore Coresi, PhD, marked “Singing
Contest” and “free of charge for the recipient”. The fee is non-refundable should the
candidate fail to participate.
Drawing of lots: September 25th, 11:00 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 25th, 1:00 P.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 25th (starting at 3:00 P.M.),
and September 26th (starting at 11:00 A.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
Round II (eliminatory), with piano accompaniment: September 27th, starting at 11:00 A. 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 28th, starting at 11:00 A. M.
Two arias chosen by the jury will be performed.
Starting at 5:00 P.M., Rehearsals with Orchestra for the Laureates’ Concert
Awards Ceremony, Laureates’ Concert: September 29th, 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
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
The aria chosen by the candidate for the first round cannot be more than five 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
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
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.
Information: www.filarmonicasibiu.ro, www.artcor.org
Deadline: 15th September 2011
The Opera and Balett Theatre –Constanta Prize, offered by general manager Daniela
Vladescu– special feature in an opera performance in the 2011/2012 season
The Sibiu Philharmonic’s Prize – offered by manager Prof. Ioan Bojin – special feature in
a performance / operatic concert in the Lyric Arts Festival, in the 2011/2012 season
The Bacau Philharmonic’s Prize – offered by manager Pavel Ionescu – special feature in
a concert/recital in the 2011/2012 season
The “Opera Nights” International Festival Prize – offered by manager Prof. Dr. Theodore
Coresi - special feature in an opera performance at the second annual event, 2012
The “Melos “ Prise - offered by Costin Popa ,Editor Chif, Melos Classical Music Magazine
The “Opernsänger Studio” Wien Prize – a three-month scholarship in Vienna.
ArtCor Artists Agency – Vienna
The State Philharmonic Sibiu
“Vox Artis” Performing Arts Company- Piatra Neamt
“Pro Arte” – Verein für internationalen Kulturaustausch - Wien