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First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
- Soprano - Sumi Hwang began her studies at the National University of Seoul before pursuing them at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Frieder Lang, Donald Sulzen and Céline Dutilly. In 2012, she was a laureate at the international competition of the ARD in Munich and then won the Anneliese Rothenberger competition (in Constance, Germany) the following year and the Emmerich Smola competition (in Kaiserslautern, Germany) in 2014. She also took part in the master classes of Dalton Baldwin, Lorraine Nubar and Helmut Deutsch. On stage, she played the parts of the princess (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel) at the National Opera of Korea, Norina (I pazzi per progetto by Donizetti) at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, and has performed under the baton of Dan Ettinger and Enrico Delamboye, among others.
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Second Prize
- Soprano - Having studied at the Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie (IMEP) in Namur with Benoît Giaux and Élise Gäbele, Jodie Devos obtained a Masters of Art at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Lillian Watson. She has also worked, during master classes, with H. Deutsch, J. Streets and M. Minkowski. A laureate at several national competitions, such as the Concours Bell’Arte, le Fonds Thirionnet, Les Nouveaux Talents de l’Art lyrique and the Prix Jacques Dôme, she is currently a member of the Académie de l’Opéra Comique in Paris. The roles she has sung include Serpina (La Serva padrona), Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Miss Wordworth (Albert Herring) and she has performed in a recital or as a soloist in Belgium, Germany (Stuttgart), The Netherlands (Maastricht), England (Wigmore Hall), and France.
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Third Prize
- Mezzo-soprano - Sarah Laulan started her music studies in her native country in Tours, Toulouse and Paris before continuing her training at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, under the tutelage of Marianne Pousseur, and then at the Queen Elisabeth Musical Chapel with José Van Dam. She has sung with the Belgian National Orchestra, the la Monnaie/de Munt Symphony Orchestra and the Sinfonia Varsovia. In 2013, she was a finalist at the Armel Opera Competition in Hungary and then won second prize and the public’s prize at the International Competition of Marmande in France. On stage, she has sung Maman (in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel), la Marchande (in Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc, at la Monnaie/de Munt) and Carmen (in Carmen by Bizet).
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Fourth Prize
- Tenore - Yu Shao was trained at the Shanghai Conservatory and then at the Conservatoire Régional d’Aubervilliers in France. He is currently studying at the Queen Elisabeth Musical Chapel under the tutelage of José Van Dam. He is also taking part in master classes with Helmut Deutsch. In 2011, he became a regular tenor in the Radio France choir. On stage, he has played Orfeo (Orfeo by Monteverdi), Lindbergh (Vol sur l’Océan by Weill), Mercure (Orphée aux Enfers by Offenbach) and Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart). In 2013, he performed in a recital at the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice. This year, he sang in the Royal Palace (Brussels) in Pulcinella (by Stravinsky) with the la Monnaie/de Munt Symphony Orchestra, directed by Ludovic Morlot.
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Fifth Prize
- Soprano - Hyesang Park began her training in her native country, where she received first prize from the Ministry of Culture of Korea in 2010. After obtaining her diploma at the National University of Seoul, she perfected her art at the Juilliard School with Edith Bers. She also followed master classes with Renée Fleming, Richard Bonynge, Renata Scotto as well as at the Georg Solti Academy. On stage, she has played Fraarte (in Radamisto by Haendel), Violetta (in La Traviata by Verdi) and the Fairy (in Cendrillon by Massenet).
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Sixth Prize
- Soprano - Chiara Skerath trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) in Paris and at the University for Performing Art in Vienna before perfecting her art with Glenn Chambers, Helena Lazarska and Ruben Lifschitz. In 2012, she was a laureate of the Emmerich Smola Förderpreis competition and, the following year, of the Singing-Piano Duo Grand Prix at the Lili and Nadia Boulanger international competition. This year, she has played Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) at the Opéra Comique in Paris and Eurydice (Orphée et Eurydice) at the Bremen music festival. The two productions are directed by Marc Minkowski. She has also performed in recitals in France, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and Belgium. Next year, she will be seen playing the parts of, for example, Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito) at the National Opera of the Rhine and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Opera in Saint-Étienne.
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Unranked laureate
- Soprano - Having studied the piano and the harp, Emoke Baráth began singing at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, with Júlia Pászthy. She was a laureate at the A. Dvorák international singing competition in 2009 and, in 2011, won first prize and the public’s prize at the international competition for Baroque opera in Innsbruck and the main prize at the Festival de Verbier. She has performed in Hungary, France (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Theater an der Wien, Konzerthaus), Russia, and the Netherlands (Concertgebouw), where she played roles such as Nanetta (in Falstaff by Verdi), Euridice (in Orfeo by Monteverdi), Zerlina (in Don Giovanni by Mozart) and Almirena (in Rinaldo by Haendel).
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Unranked laureate
- Soprano - Daniela Gerstenmeyer began her studies in the Mozarteum in Salzburg under the tutelage of H. Hopfner and studied with Charlotte Lehmann at the Hanover University of Music. She was also trained at the Thuringian Opera Studio in Weimar and Erfurt. In 2012, she was a laureate at the European Opera Singing Competition (Weikersheim). On stage, she has played Frasquita (Carmen), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) in Erfurt Theatre, and Gretchen (Der Wildschütz by Lortzing in Weimar), Liù (Turandot at the Erfurt Festival), and Anna Reich (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor at the Opera of Hanover). She has performed with the Camerata of Salzburg, the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bach-Collegium of Stuttgart.
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Unranked laureate
- Tenore - Seung Jick Kim did his training at the National University of Seoul under the tutelage of Park Hyun Jae. He won several competitions in his native country, such as the Dong-A Music Competition, the Gloria Opera Competition, the CBS Music Competition and the Su-Ri Music Competition. He is also a laureate of the National Opera Competition of Korea as well as the Dae-Gu Voice Competition. On stage, he has played the roles of Tamino (Die Zauberflöte by Mozart), Rodolfo (La Bohème by Puccini) and Giuseppe (La Traviata by Verdi). Kim Seung Jick has mainly performed in Korea, at the Centre of Arts of Seoul, with ensembles such as the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Incheon.
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Unranked laureate
- Basso - Levente Páll did his studies at the University for Music and Performing Art in Vienna under the tutelage of Franz Lukasovsky and Marjana Lipovsek. He then perfected his art at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg with Renate Behle. In 2009, he won second prize in the Petyrek-Lang Foundation (Vienna) competition and first prize at the Sacred Music International Competition in Rome. He also won the Gut Immling International Gesangswettbewerb in Bad Endorf in 2013. From 2010 to 2012, he was a member of the Opera Studio of Hamburg, and, since 2012, he has been a guest soloist at the Staatsoper of Hamburg. He has thus sung in various productions, playing the parts of, for example, Zuniga (Carmen), Sagrestano (Tosca), Saretski (Evgeni Onegin), Alindoro (La Bohème) and Marquis d’Obigny (La Traviata).
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