Programme artistique - Session 2013-2014
Artistic Program - Session 2013-2014
Voice department - José van Dam section -
to be sent before 25/01/2013
· W.A. Mozart: Aria
· French Melody
· Opera aria Announce selected candidates
: 15/03/2013 Audition (for selected candidates):
Any French song
Any German Lied
An aria by W.A. Mozart
An aria from an opera in Italian
Any piece chosen by the student Qualification
The audition is open to singers of all nationalities.
Age limit: 30 years old and under (born after April 1982) and whose ability is equivalent to graduation level from a European conservatoire. Candidates must attach a copy of proof (diploma, etc).
To be sent:
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
+32 (0)2 352 01 12
Or to the following address:
Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
445, Chaussée de Tervuren
B-1410 Waterloo - Belgium
The application package for the 1st round (DVD selection) must include the following documents:
- application form correctly filled in (See annex 1)
- DVD or a link to an internet site (Youtube etc.) with your recording.
- program list to be presented at the audition (See annex 2 for Voice, annex 3 for other instruments)
- a CV
- a copy of passport
- photo (in case by e-mail, not larger than 1.5 MB)
- a list of the student's main repertoire (concerti, sonatas/roles)
- the applicants should include any documentation likely to give an indication of their ability, copies of diplomas obtained, prizes won in competitions, recent recommendations or written favorable opinions, etc.
- a copy of the proof of payment. Application fee: 50€
· 50€ for DVD selection (all candidates)
· 50€ for audition (for selected candidates)
Account name: Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
IBAN: BE64 3100 1847 5152 - BIC: BBRUBEBB - Account number: 310-0184751-52
ING Banque - Avenue Marnix 24 - 1000 Bruxelles
La Monnaie and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel have set up an Opera training center in Brussels, in order to prepare the most promising young singers for a career as an opera singer. Approximately 10 singers, selected after entrance examination, will receive vocal, physical, mental, language and stage training.
Master in residence: José van Dam
Basic courses Jocelyne Dienst
, main opera coach
Agnès Chauvot, vocal technique
Hélène Lucas, coaching Paola Larini,
Italian coachPeter Tomek,
German coachPhilippe Riga
, piano coach (lied and melody)Nikolaas Kende
, piano accompanist Adriaan Jacobs
, piano accompanist Darren Ross
, dance workshop
Personal well being - Career development Fiona Crossley
, ,yoga Tica Cabral
: psychologist with the support of Benoit Foundation
, mental training with the support of Mentally Fit Anne Schütt
, physiotherapist Magda Thielemans
, physical development Patrick Bottin
, physical training
Collaboration with La Monnaie
During the season 2012-2013, our soloists are enrolled in productions such as Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn - Lulu
, A. Berg - Manon Lescaut
, G. Puccini - Romeo & Juliette
, Ch. Gounod - Die Fledermaus,
J. Strauss - La Dispute
, Benoit Mercier (1964). In preparation of these productions the singers will receive appropriate coaching including text and libretto analysis. The close involvement in the Opera House, together with the training in the Music Chapel, aim to facilitate, the launch into the profession. European network of Opera Academies
For all information: see the new website www.enoa-community.com
enoa is anetwork of European opera academies which counts eleven full members and five associated partners from 12 different European countries. Thanks to the support from the European Commission Culture Programme, enoa is able to offer an ambitious five-year-programme, including workshops, co-productions, co-commissions and its own mobility scheme. enoa's activities are designed to offer young opera professionals the best possible conditions to start a career in a globalised context; enoa's goal is also to foster a common reflection on the future of opera and to encourage the creation, promotion and dissemination of new opera works in Europe.
Partners : Festival d'Aix-en-Provence - Académie européenne de musique, Aix-en-Provence, France
Aldeburgh Music, Aldeburgh, UK - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal Bayerische Theaterakademie - Munich, Germany - Latvian National Opera, Riga, Lativa - LOD - Ghent, Belgium
Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Waterloo, Belgium - Fundación Albéniz/Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Warsaw, Poland -Verona Opera Academy Verona Opera Academy, Verona, Italy - De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Netherlands
Associated partners: enoa now counts five associated partners: La Monnaie, the Edinburgh International festival, the
Athens and Epidaurus festival, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and the Fondazione Arena di Verona.
Productions of the academic year 12-13-14
· Les Mamelles de Tiresias of Poulenc - a coproduction of Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence and The Music Chapel
· Aldeburgh October 2012: The reconstruction of the original version for 2 pianos and translated to English both done by B. Britten during a stay of the composer Poulenc in Aldeburgh in 1958.
· Aix-en-Provence June 2013: the French sung version of Poulenc with the Britten
· Music Chapel, January 2014: the French sung version of Poulenc with the Britten 2 piano accompaniment - performances at la Monnaie The cast for the both French versions will be auditioned in Paris on December 12-13-14, 2012 - 12 roles to distribute - Ted Huffman
, director - Zack Winokur
, associate director & choreographer - Samal Blak
, Set & Costume designer - Roger Vignoles
, Malcolm Martineau
/ Philippe Riga
Workshops of the academic year 12-13
· Warsaw October 21-27, 2012 : WS with Olga Pasichnyk
and Paola Larini
on Mozart opera
· Lisboa November 6-9, 2012: Master class with Tom Krause on vocal, dramatic, stylistic and interpretational features related with operatic singing
· Warsaw November 12-18, 2012: The workshops will be led by one of the most outstanding artists of contemporary opera stage, the baritone Andrzej Dobber
, and Aldona Farrugia
the young generation of directors. Individual and group workshops are planned. Individual and group workshops on vocal topics including work on the gesture and stage movement, constructing a role, working on duets and ensembles.
· A concert performed by the participants is planned
on 18 November in the Chamber Hall of the Polish National Opera WarsawThe 4 Workshops in Warsaw may be a good opportunity for those who wish to participate in the International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition
Warsaw January 21-27, 2013
The singing and Polish music workshops will be led by Izabella K³osiñska. Summing up concert on January 27 in the Redutowe Halls of the Polish National Opera.
Participants: Kinga BorowskaWarsaw February 14-24, 2013
The Voice and acting workshops will be led by Andrejs Zagars and Anita Garanca. Summing up concert on February 24 in the Chamber hall of the Teatr Polski
Participants: Amalia AvilanWarsaw March 18-23, 2013
Work shop on vocal work with Aleksandra Kurzak, one of today's opera stars www.aleksandrakurzak.com
Italian coach Paola Larini and Polish piano-coaches for advises on spelling and voice technique
Warsaw April 15-21, 2013
Vocal workshop will be led by Ingrid Kremling-Domanski, also focus on German repertoire
Participants: Kinga Borowska
Other workshops organized by enoa partners
Warsaw October 21-27, 2012
WS with Olga Pasichnyk and Paola Larini
on Mozart operaLisboa November 6-9, 2012
WS with Tom Krause on vocal, dramatic, stylistic and interpretational features related with operatic singing Warsaw November 12-18, 2012
WS will be led by one of the most outstanding artists of contemporary opera stage, the baritone Andrzej Dobber, and Aldona Farrugia, representing the young generation of directors. A concert performed by the participants is planned on 18 November in the Chamber Hall of the Polish National Opera Warsaw
Riga January 19-27, 2013
Workshop on vocal technique, interpretation, acting and stage movement with Anita Garanèa (vocal) Andrejs Žagars (acting) and Elita Bukovska (choreographer) with a public performance at the end of the workshop.
Madrid January 28-31, 2013
Tom Krause will approach students in voice technique of most vocal ranges on his entire life experience singing operas of all composers and epochs. Participants can choose a concrete Opera, Lied, Oratory, Cantata to develop this score, as well as to learn more about the composer's background and to interpret the work. Concert at the end of the workshop. Brussels April 16- 22, 2013 (tbc)
Work shop on classical recitatives and aria's, intensive training sessions with the conductor, language coach, rehearsals with orchestra on period instruments, meeting with José Van Dam, YES! concert at la Monnaie on April 22. Madrid May 20-23, 2013
Led by one of the most outstanding Kammersängerin and lyric soprano of our times, Helen Donath will approach students in voice technique of most vocal ranges: soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor, baritone, bass, based on her entire life experience singing operas, oratorios and songs by Mozart, Bach, Richard Strauss, Schubert and Schumann in roles like Pamina, Sophie, Susanna, Annchen and Gretel.
Participants can choose a concrete Opera, Lied, Oratory, etc, to develop this score, as well as to learn more about the composer's style and to interpret the work Riga May 26 - June 2, 2013
Work shop on voice and acting with Dmitry Vdovin (from Bolshoi) and Andrejs Zagars Lisboa June 14-21, 2013
Workshop with Orquestra Gulbenkian focusing particular attention on the relationship between singers, corepetiteurs, conductor and staging work, planned for singers and pianists. Both singers and pianist will be trained on peculiar aspects of stage performance. With the conductor and Mozart specialist Paul McCresh, João Paulo Santos and a stage director (to be announced).
Work shop with final YES concert Adeburgh June 15-22, 2013
Ian Bostridge and his regular partner Julius Drake will lead the work shop on songs by Britten. Open to singers and pianists, also guitarists and harpists should apply. Applications from established duos will be especially welcome. Some sessions open to the public - Young Artists Concert at Aldeburgh Festival on 22 June.
AIX June 2013
Workshops related to the coproduction Les Mamelles de Tiresias
Auditions Paris December 11-12, 2012
AIX June 17-29, 2013
Internationally renowned for maintaining a high level of excellence, the Académie européenne de musique provides training for young singers and pianists who seek to perfect their technique and hone their knowledge of Mozart's repertoire. Training sessions focus on vocal technique, musical interpretation and acting skills.
Auditions Paris December 11-12, 2012Aldeburgh August 11-18, 2013
Work shop on Schubert Lieder (Die schöne Müllerin and other songs of 1823-6) with Christophe Prégardien and MalcolmMartineau, Richard Stokes, texts.
For singers and pianists. Final concert on the 18th
Cultural department- Objectives of the concerts
The Music Chapel organizes many concerts that enable students to perform in public. The purpose of these events is to promote the Music Chapel and to make the students known and to help them embark upon their professional career. The synergies that the Music Chapel develops with the country's cultural institutions (La Monnaie/ De Munt, BOZAR, Flagey, Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM), Charleroi Center for Fine Arts, Belgian and foreign festivals, etc.), give young talents an opportunity to enlarge
the scope of their professional experiences and to affirm their artistic personality. Attendance and/or participation at the major concerts organized by the Music Chapel are obligatory (Gala Concert, benefactors' concert, Christmas concert at the Royal Palace, radio and television broadcasts, etc.). Cancellations are authorized only in case of duly reasoned force majeure. For concerts organized by the Music Chapel on behalf of third parties, students will respect their commitments as being the equivalent
of a contractual arrangement between the Music Chapel and the student. It is explicitly understood that the Music Chapel does not act as an employer towards the students, unless duly specified as such in a contractual arrangement. An artistic evaluation of the student will be carried out twice a year. The cooperation of the student in programming and performing the concerts will be taken into account in his overall evaluation.
Partnerships with: National Orchestra of Belgium, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Orchestre Royal de chambre de Wallonie, DeFilharmonie, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, London chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia (Poland), Kansai Philarmonic Orchestra (Japan), Musica Viva (Russia), Il Cameresti del Maggio Musicale, Orchestre National de Lille, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, L'Orchestre de la Francophonie (Canada).
Concert halls: BOZAR, La Monnaie, Flagey, Maison de la musique, MIM.
Summer festivals: Vexin festival, Radio France Montpellier festival, Menton festival, Midi Minimes, Côté cour côté Jardin, Eté Mosan, Classissimo, Avalon en Belledone, Zomer van St Pieter, Festival de Wallonie, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Pietrasanta in Concerto, Festival Royal Musical de Saint-Hubert, Beloeil.
Tours: Japan, Abu Dhabi, Russia, Korea, India, China, Canada, Italia, Poland, UK, Neederlands, France.
Discs: Label Outhere.
Overview of the program
Artist Diploma Module - artist diploma
Exceptionally gifted musicians may be admitted to the Artist Diploma Module leading to the Artist Diploma. The Artist Diploma of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel is an advanced ("graduate level") non-degree program. It provides focused studies for young artists in the pre-professional stages of their careers. Qualification to enter this program is predicated exclusively on the level and quality of performance and/or achievement, rather than the attainment of specific academic credentials. Nevertheless, most entrants will have completed their formal music education at a music conservatory or an equivalent institute of higher music studies. The Artist Diploma is a program that varies in length from two to three years. Young artists must be invited to continue their studies into the second and third years. Under exceptional circumstances, a young artist may be invited to continue his/her program for an additional year, after having obtained the Artist Diploma.
It is the policy of the Music Chapel to cover 50 per cent of the artistic expenses by the tuition fees payable by the students. The other 50 per cent of the artistic expenses, as well as all overheads and non-artistic expenses, are financed by the general operating budget of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. The tuition fees payable by students amount to EUR 12.500 per year
for the individual sections (piano, violin, cello and voice), except for the Preparatory/ Young Talents modules (8 to 15 years) for which the tuition fees amount to EUR 7.500 per year
. For chamber music ensembles the tuition fees payable per ensemble amount to EUR 7.500 per year
As from the academic year 2013-2014, students in the individual sections was invoiced for tuition fees on a quarterly basis, according to the following schedule:
· Registration fee EUR 500
payable latest by July 14, 2013
· First quarter EUR 4.000
payable by October 5, 2013
· Second quarter EUR 4.000
payable by January 4, 2014
· Third quarter EUR 4.000
payable by April 5, 2014.
Students in the preparatory module and in the chamber music section will be invoiced as follows:
· Registration fee EUR 500
payable latest by July 14, 2013
· First quarter EUR 2.500
payable by October 5, 2013
· Second quarter EUR 2.250
payable by January 4, 2014
· Third quarter EUR 2.250
payable by April 5, 2014
Each student can apply for financial assistance, on the basis of proven financial need. To this end the student will fill out a Scholarship Application Form. Financial assistance may take the form of an eponymous scholarship provided by a benefactor of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, or a general scholarship provided by the Music Chapel itself, financed by revenues from its endowment funds. Members of chamber music ensembles should apply individually for a scholarship.
The Executive Committee will decide on the scholarship awards. If, in the sole opinion of the Executive Committee, the student does not adequately support his financial assistance request, he will not be awarded a scholarship.
Each student is required to pay the registration fee (EUR 500)
, i.e. the maximum (full) scholarship amounts to €12.000 or €7.000, as the case may be. The majority of the students benefit from a partial or a full scholarship.