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 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 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!
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.