1997/1998

35th Contest

Female voices:
lº  Null
2nd Anna Ivànova-Todorova (Bulgaria)
    Elena de la Merced (Spain)
3rd Suzannah Clarke (Reino Unido)

Male voices:
lº  Markus Eiche (Germany)
2nd Carlos Almaguer (Mexico)
3rd Young Joo Kim (Korea)

Special prizes:
To the best Oratorio-Lied performer: Ex aequo Istvan Kovacs (Hungary) / Markus Eiche (Germany)
To the best Mozart performer: Mariusz Kwiecien (Poland)
To the best Schubert performer: Mariselle Martínez (Chile)
To the best Donizetti performer: Elena de la Merced (Spain)
To a tenor finalist: Jae Chul Bee (Korea)
To the best countertenor: Jordi Domènech (Spain)
To the best Spanish singer: Elena de la Merced

Contract for the Hamburg Opera: Suzannah Clarke (Reino Unido)
"Grup de Liceístes 4rt. i 5è pis" prize: Mariola Cantarero (Spain)
"Accademia di Osimo" scholarship:Young Jeo Kim (Korea)
"Diputació de Barcelona" scholarship: Andrea Ferreira (Brazil)
"Ajuntament de Moià" scholarship: Luis Rodrigues (Portugal)
"Accademia Chigiana" scholarship in Siena: Jeannine Hirzel (Switzerland)
"Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía" scholarship: Lorenzo Carola (Italy) / Alejandro Jiménez (Spain)
"Dalton Baldwin" scholarship: Assumpta Mateu (Spain)
"Fundaçao Casa de Mateus" scholarship: Monika Walerowicz (Poland)
"Col·legi d'Advocats" scholarship from Barcelona: Naomi Arima (Japan) / Marcello Vannucci (Brazil)
“Francisco Viñas Course” of Lied and Mozart Opera: Marina Pardo (Spain)
"Joan Oncina" scholarship: Jung Pill Ryu (Korea)
"Accademia del Teatro" scholarship, Cagli (Italy): Mariola Cantarero (Spain) / to all the finalists.

Jury of the 35th Contest

President

Mr. Elie Bankhalter (France). Director of the "Opéra Municipal", Marseille.

 

Members

Ms. Fiorenza Cossotto (Italy). Mezzo-soprano. Operistic career in the main theatres of the world. Recordings

Irwin Gage (USA). Pianist. Career in the main concert halls of the world. Recordings.

Mr. Eduard Giménez (Spain). Tenor. Operistic career in the main theatres of the world. Recordings.

Mr. Albin Hänseroth (Germany). Intendant of the “Hamburgische Staatsoper”, Hamburg.

Mr. Joan Matabosch (Spain). Artistic Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Ms. Magda Olivero (Italy). Soprano. Operistic career in the main theatres of the world. Recordings.

Ms. Christina C.B. Scheppelmann (Germany). Artistic Administrator of the San Francisco Opera, USA.

Mr. José Manuel Serra Formigal (Portugal). Former Director of the Teatre Nacional "São Carlos", Lisbon.

Luca Targetti (Italy). Artistic Direction of the "Teatro alla Scala", Milan.

Ms. Enriqueta Tarrés (Spain). Soprano. Operistic career in the main theatres of the world. Recordings.