Press conference in Rome
5.04.2017

On April 6, 2017 at 11.00 the press conference of Accademia Chigiana will take place at the famous Biblioteca Chigiana in Rome, Sala delle Colonne. The speakers of the press conference will be the President of the academy - Marcello Clarich and the Artistic director - Nicola Sani. They will illustrate all the activities of the next Festival & Summer Academy 2017 and will present the new project of the Chigiana Prize. 

 

Auditions are over
15.06.2017

Private Auditions took place in Brussels, Moscow and New York, where the most outstanding 16 artists (pianists, violinists and cellists) were listend by the Artistic Committee of the Chigiana Academy.

Premio Chigiana is delighted to announce the two artists selected for the Final in Siena - pianist Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev and cellist Ella van Poucke. 

 

 

Final challenge in Siena
6.07.2017

Tomorrow, 7 July, the final challenge will take place at the Teatro dei Rinnovati at 21.00. 
We are looking forward to listen to the incredible young artists selected to be the receipients of the silver and the golden stars of Premio Chigiana. Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev and Ella van Poucke will be accompanied by the Orchestra Regionale della Toscana conducted by M° Jonathan Stockhammer. 

The programme of the evening:

S.PROKOFIEV
Cello Sonata Op.119 

S.RACHMANINOV
6 Moments musicaux Op.16
____________________________

R.SCHUMANN
Cello Concerto Op.129 

E.GRIEG
Piano Concerto Op.16
____________________________

S.PROKOFIEV
Symphony No.1 Op.25 

The event is organised in collaboration with the Rotary Club Siena Est - 2071 District.

Ella van Poucke is the Golden Star!
8.07.2017

Ella van Poucke is the Golden Star of Premio Chigiana 2017. 

Yesterday, after performing the Prokofiev Sonata and the Schumann concerto Ella van Poucke was awarded the Golden Star by the distinguished jury: Boris Belkin, Marco Riaskoff, Nicola Sani, Alexander Romanovsky, Pierangelo Conte, Fedra Florit, Marcello Clarich, Paolo Petrocelli, 

Premio Chigiana 2018
20.09.2017

The new rules of Premio Chigiana 2018 will be online on the 1st of November 2017.

Rules
Category for the 2018 auditions

VOICE

General information

The Academy accepts applications from singers of all nationalities who are meeting the entry conditions and are willing to be considered for the auditions. The Academy will also consult universally recognized musicians and distinguished musical institutions which will have the possibility to nominate candidates for "Premio Chigiana". 

Prizes

Golden Star — 12.000 euro

Silver Star — 8.000 euro

Two or more Fellowships consisting in engagements, scholarships and mentoring

To apply
  • Candidates must be born after July 7, 1989.

  • The applicant should send a presentation letter with an updated biography and reviews   Recommendation letters are welcomed (no more than two).

  • All candidates must have 5 opera arias prepared. Arias in at least two different languages would be appreciated.

  • Links to video-recordings of two opera arias of the applicant’s choice should be submitted. 

  • All applications must be received and approved by 31 January 2018, 00.00 CET Time. All the candidates for Premio Chigiana, both by nomination and those who applied themselves will be reviewed by the Artistic Committee of the Academy and 40 candidates will be shortlisted and invited for private auditions. 

Private auditions will take place in:
  • FLORENCE, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 

  • NEW YORK, New York City Opera 

  • RUSSIA

    For the auditions, closed to the general public, each candidate will sing 2 arias out of the 5 arias prepared in front of the Artistic Committee which could be joined by distinguished musicians or managers. A third aria may be asked by the jury. All auditions are accompanied by piano. After the performance the candidate will be invited for a conversation with the Artistic Committee. At the end of the auditioning process the four Finalists for the Premio Chigiana will be selected. Finalists will be announced on 7 May 2018.

Final challenge in Siena

The Final challenge will take place at the Teatro dei Rinnovati in Siena, on 6 July 2018 as the Opening Gala of the Chigiana International Festival. The Finalists will be accompanied by the Orchestra Regionale della Toscana. The four finalists will each choose together with the Artistic Committee of Premio Chigiana 3 arias to sing from the prepared arias. A most distinguished panel of judges conformed by renown musicians, conductors, established international Opera Casting Directors and General Managers from the world’s great opera houses will select the winners of Premio Chigiana 2018. 

 

 

 

News
Press conference in Rome
5.04.2017

On April 6, 2017 at 11.00 the press conference of Accademia Chigiana will take place at the famous Biblioteca Chigiana in Rome, Sala delle Colonne. The speakers of the press conference will be the President of the academy - Marcello Clarich and the Artistic director - Nicola Sani. They will illustrate all the activities of the next Festival & Summer Academy 2017 and will present the new project of the Chigiana Prize. 

 

Auditions are over
15.06.2017

Private Auditions took place in Brussels, Moscow and New York, where the most outstanding 16 artists (pianists, violinists and cellists) were listend by the Artistic Committee of the Chigiana Academy.

Premio Chigiana is delighted to announce the two artists selected for the Final in Siena - pianist Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev and cellist Ella van Poucke. 

 

 

Final challenge in Siena
6.07.2017

Tomorrow, 7 July, the final challenge will take place at the Teatro dei Rinnovati at 21.00. 
We are looking forward to listen to the incredible young artists selected to be the receipients of the silver and the golden stars of Premio Chigiana. Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev and Ella van Poucke will be accompanied by the Orchestra Regionale della Toscana conducted by M° Jonathan Stockhammer. 

The programme of the evening:

S.PROKOFIEV
Cello Sonata Op.119 

S.RACHMANINOV
6 Moments musicaux Op.16
____________________________

R.SCHUMANN
Cello Concerto Op.129 

E.GRIEG
Piano Concerto Op.16
____________________________

S.PROKOFIEV
Symphony No.1 Op.25 

The event is organised in collaboration with the Rotary Club Siena Est - 2071 District.

Ella van Poucke is the Golden Star!
8.07.2017

Ella van Poucke is the Golden Star of Premio Chigiana 2017. 

Yesterday, after performing the Prokofiev Sonata and the Schumann concerto Ella van Poucke was awarded the Golden Star by the distinguished jury: Boris Belkin, Marco Riaskoff, Nicola Sani, Alexander Romanovsky, Pierangelo Conte, Fedra Florit, Marcello Clarich, Paolo Petrocelli, 

Premio Chigiana 2018
20.09.2017

The new rules of Premio Chigiana 2018 will be online on the 1st of November 2017.

About Us
Artistic Committee
Nicola Sani
Alexander Romanovsky
Paolo Petrocelli
Board members
Marcello Clarich
President Accademia Chigiana
Alessandro Vignani
Governor Rotary Club District 2071
Angelo Armiento
Administrative Director Accademia Chigiana
Tatiana Romanovska
Management team
Contacts

Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana

 

Via di Città 89, Siena 53100 (Italia)

e-mail premio@chigiana.it

 

Tatiana Romanovska: +41 78 9501340

Cesare Mancini: +39 0577 220930

Barbara Valdambrini: +39 0577 220948

 

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