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La Quinzaine Musicale du Brabant Wallon

XIII° Concours Lyrique International "Bell'Arte"
Discovering New Talents
March-April, 2022

Braine l'Alleud, Belgium



printable application form

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Admission


The Competition is open to singers in all voice categories and of all nationalities. Minimum age is 16 years.

Singers may enter this competition in one of the three categories:
  • Category "Non-Professional": open to students/singers with no professional/superior voice studies

  • Category "Young singers": for the soloists who didn't accomplish 24 years on April 1, 2022

  • Category "Professional": as indicated, this division is open to all professional
    or future professional singers, without considering their age.


Due to the current sanitary crisis, the committee decided to organize the eliminatory round as a virtual round. Candidates are invited to submit the recording of their performance through Youtube, as an UNLISTED video, before March 1st, 2022, midnight.

Find the instructions here: Voice Recording Instructions 2022


During the semi final and final round, the candidates may either perform with an accompanist provided by the organisation (25 €) or choose to bring their own accompanist (at the candidate's expense).

In the latter case, please complete the accompanist's data's in the application form.
The accompanist has to sign also the application form.




Application


Applicants must submit their application by email or by regular priority post, postmarked by March 1, 2022, at the latest to the Competition Secretariat:

Email: foundationbellarte@gmail.com

Address:
Fondation Bell'Arte aisbl
39bis, chaussée d'Alsemberg
1420 Braine l'Alleud

Submitted materials will not be returned.

The following documents have to be submitted:
  • The application form fully completed in BLOCKLETTERS

  • Link of the video of the candidate's performance for the first round, submitted through
    Youtube, as an UNLISTED video, by March 1st, at the latest.

  • DETAILED PROGRAM per round on separate document including the selected works for eliminatory round.
    Indicate clearly for each work: A) title/Aria, B) Opera/Oratorio, C) Character, D) Composer
    No modification to this program will be allowed after March 1st.

  • 2 ID Pictures (headshot, passport size) + copy of passport

  • Photo suitable for publicity purposes-free of all rights

  • Professional biography in English or French

  • scores as PDF file

  • Copy of the proof of payment: admission fee of 70 € (not refundable), per category
    the participant applies to.
    Special reduction if the candidate participates to the master classes of LyricA Braine-L'Alleud. Admission fee: 60 €
Only a complete application will be taken into consideration.





Miscellaneous


  • HOUSING
    NO HOUSING AVAILABLE ANYMORE



  • The voice competition committee is allowed at any time to modify organization elements and/or to decide about an eventual cancellation of the competition, if the circumstances require it.

  • Prizes are awarded (and may be withheld) at the jury's discretion. The chair's decision on all matters is final.

  • All rounds of the competition may be recorded and videotaped for subsequent broadcast, video and audio recording use by the organizers.

  • The candidates hereby grant the organizers the right to make use of their names, photography, voice and biographical materials as well as audio, video and DVD recordings on TV, radio and Internet for promotional and commercial release.

  • All submitted materials, including photos, become property of the Fondation Bell'Arte aisbl.

  • The candidates are responsible for travel, accommodation and daily expenses.



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Kindly supported by

The town of Braine l'Alleud
Cultural Department