Voice Competition Information & Schedule 2013

11th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2013

Petit Théâtre (Montreux Palace)
http://www.montreuxjazz.com

We have received 101 applications from young singers under 35 of 34 different countries from all around the world, from wich 9 candidates have been selected by the Montreux Conservatory of Music to play at the semifinals in Montreux.

JURY

This year, the jury will be presided by Youn Sun Nah.

The other Jury members are: (in alphabetical order)

Yilian Cañizares (Musician)

Wendy Oxenhorn (Executive Director Jazz Foundation of America, Musician)

Mr. Jean-Claude Reber (Director of the Conservatoire Montreux- Vevey-Riviera)

Solam (Musician)


CRITERIA

Vocal and musical quality, originality of the interpretation and personality of the candidates, improvisation skills, interplay and stage presence 

PIECES TO PLAY (SEMI-FINAL)

Each candidate will play during 10 minutes in front of the jury and public the two following pieces:

1) one of the ten imposed pieces

– So What – Miles Davis

– Four – Miles Davis

– Boplicity (Bebop lives)- Miles Davis/Ray Passman/Holli Ross

– Groovin’high (Whispering)- Dizzy Gillespie/Kirby Stone

– Fascinating rhythm – George et Ira Gerschwin

– Don’t get around much anymore- Duke Ellington/Bob Russell

– I get a kick out of you- Cole Porter

– Softly as in a morning sunrise- Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein II

– Nica’s dream- Horace Silver

– You’re Everything- Chick Corea

2) a personal choice


PRIZES

First Prize:      City of Montreux CHF 5’000. – Swiss francs

As well as a week’s recording time at Balik Farm Studio, located in the breathtaking scenery of Switzerland’s Toggenburg region (the Balik Studio prize consists in a week in a professional studio recording, accommodation and a professional sound engineer for the recording of the cd).

Second Prize City of  Vevey CHF 3’000.– Swiss francs

Third Prize     « René Perret » CHF 2’000.- Swiss francs donated by the late Mr. René Perret former member of the Amis du Festival.

Public Prize    Super 55 Classic Microphone.

Each finalist will receive a 2000 € Shure product voucher as well as a Shure SRH840 Headphones


Schedule

Semi-final JULY 15th 4:00pm – 6:50pm

Order of appearance: alphabetical order
Performance: 10min maximum per candidate

  • 4:00  4:10 Presentation
  • 4:10  4:20 BRUECKER Franziska, (Switzerland) (Birth date: 1989)
  • 4:20  4:30 DAUJOTAITE Rugile, (Lithuania) (Birth date: 1988)
  • 4:30 – 4:40 GRANDE Paula, (Spain) (Birth date: 1986)
  • 4:40 – 4:50 MUNKACSY Eszter, (Hungary) (Birth date: 1991)
  • 4:50 – 5:00 MYRCZEK Wojciech, (Poland) (Birth date: 1987)
  • 5:00  5:30 Break
  • 5:30  5:40 RICCI Walter, (Italy) (Birth date: 1989)
  • 5:40  5:50 SMITH Emma, (UK) (Birth date: 1990)
  • 5:50 – 6:00 VOLOKITINA Anastasiya, (Russia) (Birth date: 1989)
  • 6:00 – 6:10 WESLEY Kenny, (USA) (Birth date: 1982)
  • 6:10 – 6:50 Jury’s Deliberation and announce of the finalists

Final JULY 16th 4 :00pm – 5 :50pm

Order of appearance : alphabetical order
Performance : 15min maximum per candidate

  • 4 :00 – 4 :10 Presentation
  • 4 :10 – 4 :25 GRANDE Paula (Spain)
  • 4 :25 – 4 :40 MYRCZEK Wojciech (Poland)
  • 4 :40 – 4 :55 VOLOKITINA Anastasiya (Russia)
  • 4 :55 – 5 :10 WESLEY Kenny (USA)
  • 5 :10 – 5 :50 Jury’s deliberation, counting of the public vote and awards ceremony

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