17-20 November 2022:

International Student LiedDuo Competition  in Groningen (NL).

Results of the finals:

After four intense days, we can finally announce the results of the finals of the International Student LiedDuo Competition:

  • First prize (€5.000): Giacomo Schmidt and Jong Sun Woo
  • Second prize (€2.500): Mira Alkhovik and Alla Belova
  • Third prize (€1.500): Tomas Kildišius and Gustas Raudonius

In addition, the jury awarded the following prizes:

  • Aurora Festival Award: Giacomo Schmidt and Jong Sun Woo
  • International Lied Festival Zeist Award: Kris Ng and Aarón Ormaza
  • Vrienden van het Lied Award: Noëlle Drost and Jorian van Nee
  • Prize for the best performance of the commissioned song June Night, by Anne-Maartje Lemereis: Giacomo Schmidt and Jong Sun Woo

During the semi-finals the jury was joined by the student jury (consisting of 3 students of the Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen) to award the:

  • Student Jury Prize: Luzia Ernst and Mikhail Kambarov . They will perform at the Aurora Festival 2023.

We would like to thank all participants for their wonderful contributions to this fantastic edition of the International Student LiedDuo Competition 2022!

Semi Finals

Finally we can announce to you the semi-finalists! The semi-finals will take place tomorrow between 10 AM and 4:20 PM, Amsterdam time.

These are the semi-finalists:

Anna Bottlinger & Nao Ueda
Helena Donie & Yeon Seo Ra
Mira Alkhovik & Alla Belova
Kris Ng & Aarón Ormaza
Tomas Kildišius & Gustas Raudonius
Vincent Casagrande & Gulnara Arcaini
Lubov Karetnikova & Daniel Ochoa Gaxiola
Noëlle Drost & Jorian van Nee
Yukari Fukui & Yuan Ma
Laura Hilden & Ruben Høgh
Luzia Ernst & Mikhail Kambarov
Giacomo Schmidt & Jong Sun Woo

At the same time, we want to thank all the duos who could not make it to the semi-finals. It was wonderful to listen to you!

44 Lied Duos!

44 duo’s have been selected for the International Student LiedDud Competition in November, among the singers there are 26 sopranos, 10 baritones, 4 mezzo-sopranos, 2 tenors and 2 bass-baritones. we’re still counting the different nationalities, but it’s clear that musicians from all over the world know how to find Groningen and the ISLDC!

The compulsory song “June Night” by Anne-Maartje Lemereis is ready and will now be sent to all contestants. The duos already conceived beautiful programs for the semifinals, inspired by the text of Sara Teasdale’s poem.

The Application Portal has been closed

The deadline for applying to the ISLDC closed last Friday. We are now checking all of them, listening to the recordings submitted, looking at the repertoire lists and timings. 29 September the duos that go to the first round will be announced!

Change in conditions for admission!

In 2022 the competition will be open to duos of which one person is registered as a student, while the other has been registered as such and has received his or her diploma on or after March 17th 2021. Please note that this an exception to our normal regulation. We decided to give more graduated students the possibility to enroll, because of the limited possibilities they had last years, due to COVID and the fact that we postponed this edition for the same reasons.

The flyers have been sent today!

Within the next days your Conservatory, Music Academy, Universität, Conservatoire or Musikhochschule will receive the flyer/poster with a lot of information about the International Student LiedDuo Competition 2022. Also your teachers or head of departments will have the digital flyer, that they can forward to all of you.

Think wisely about your repertoire, the application portal is welcoming you from 17 March, 8 months before the beginning of the competition. For quick deciders, who apply ultimately on 17 June, there will be an ‘early bird”-advantage concerning the compulsory repertoire.

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