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Singing Competition

19.04.2021. - 22.04.2021.

Announcements

GRAND PRIX award "Stojan Stojanov" in the amount of 500 euros enables the Stojanov family

Special awards
Rucner Quartet Award - performance in the 2021/2022 season in the concert hall of V. Lisinski
Award of the Croatian Chamber Orchestra - performance with the orchestra

Dear Singers,

Because of your inquiries and interest, we are extending the application deadline to the 18th of April, 2021.

Musica Zagreb

Stojan Stojanov Gančev

Stevan Stojanov Gancev

Dear competitors,

Welcome to the first international competition of solo singers Stojan Stojanov Gančev. This competition was named after the singer and pedagogue who left an indelible mark on generations of singers and audiences who listened to the creations of his roles that he interpreted on the stages of Croatia and abroad. With his professional and thorough approach, he has educated a number of opera singers and pedagogues who work all over the world. In his rich career, he was often a member of the jury at international competitions for young solo singers. Fair, strict but above all well-meaning, he would gladly approach every singer after the performance, talk to him and share his opinion and advice. The organizers of this competition would like to nurture the qualities that Professor Stojanov had and pass them on to the younger generations. In order to hear as many talented young musicians as possible, through the propositions we have enabled the performance of a wide range of generations of singers. We look forward to meeting each other on an artistic level and making new acquaintances.

Biography

Stojan Stojanov Gančev was a tenor born in Ajtos, Bulgaria in 1929. In 1960 he completed his studies in solo singing in the class of the famous Bulgarian vocal pedagogue Hristo Brmbarov in Sofia. Afterward, he studied opera direction in the class of Dragan Karadžiev. While still a student, he made his debut in 1957 as Caramello in Johan Strauss’ operetta A Night in Venice performed in Sofia State Musical Theater. Soon after he was signed for many other projects, mainly operettas. The same year he was awarded a gold medal at the Youth Festival in Moscow. In 1959 he won the first prize in Ferenc Erkel Competition in Budapest. From 1960 to 1963 he was a member of the Sofia Opera. In 1961 he performed in Varna as Rodolpho in La Boheme and that same year he won the first prize for the heroic repertoire in Sofia. His success in the Sofia Opera was recognized by the directors allowing him to perform in a more demanding program. In 1964 Stojan decided to transfer to Macedonia where he remained until 1969. As a Skopje Opera soloist in 1969, he came to the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb where he performed for the next 25 years, until his death.

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Propositions

Precategory A
First-year students (States that have a preparatory degree, first-degree students)

Two compositions of different character of your choice
Precategory B
Second-year students (States that have a preparatory degree, second-degree students)

Two compositions of different character of your choice
I/A
First-year high school students (third-year students)

One aria and two solo songs of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
I/B
Second-year high school students (fourth-year students)

One aria and three solo songs of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
II/A
Third-year high school students (fifth-year students)

One aria and three solo songs of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
II/B
Fourth-year high school students (sixth-year students)

One aria by an old Italian master of the 16th, 17th or 18th century of your choice
Two solo songs of your choice
One aria from opera or operetta of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
III/A
First and second-year students of the Music Academy

Two arias and three solo songs of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
III/B
Second and third-year students of the Music Academy

Two arias and three solo songs of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
IV
Fifth-year students of the Music Academy

Two arias and three solo songs of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
V/A
High school chamber ensembles with piano accompaniment by high school student.

Two compositions with different character of your choice
V/B
Academic chamber ensembles with piano accompaniment by a student of the Music Academy.

Three compositions with different character of your choice
VI
The mixed opera duets or ensembles with piano accompaniment by a professional accompanist - ladies and / or gentlemen up to the age of 35 in the year of the competition.

Two opera duets or ensembles of your choice
VII
Competitors younger professionals; ladies up to the age of 28 in the year of the competition; gentlemen up to the age of 30 in the year of the competition

Three arias of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
VIII
Ladies up to the age of 33 in the year of the competition; gentlemen up to the age of 35 in the year of the competition

Four arias of your choice
(Arias can be from operas, operettas, cantatas, oratorios and arie antiche.)
Fees
Precategory A i B - 35 €
I/A, I/B, II/A i II/B category - 40 €
III/A, III/B i IV category - 50 €
V/A, V/B, VI, VII i VIII category - 60 €

The registration fee is to be paid to the account:
Zagrebačka banka d.d.
Trg bana Jelačića 10
10000 Zagreb
IBAN:HR9623600001102900185
SWIFT:ZABA HR
In case of cancellation of the candidate, the registration fee is not refundable.

Jury

Vladimir Kandelaki

Vladimir Kandelaki

The National Artist of Georgia, Professor, Academician Vladimir Rafaelovich Kandelaki, awarded the Order of Honor of Georgia, was born on January 11, 1928. He graduated from a particular music school for specially gifted children at the V. Sarajišvili State Conservatory in Tbilisi and graduated as a lyric-drama tenor.
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Ljubica Zivkovic

Ljubica Živković

LJUBICA ZIVKOVIC was born in Belgrade in 1952. After having finished Secondary Music School "Josip Slavenski", departments of music theory and solo singing, she continued her studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, at both departments: music theory with Prof. Petar Ozgijan and solo singing with Prof. Zvonimir Krnetić. She graduated from the class of Prof. Radmila Smiljanić.
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Arijana Gigliani

Arijana Gigliani

ARIJANA GIGLIANI PHILIPP was born in Sarajevo (1979), where she graduated secondary school of violin and solo singing. Following graduation at Academy of Music in Zagreb, she continued to study voice with renowned pedagogue and tenor principal Stojan Stojanov Gančev from Bulgaria.
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