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.
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.