Migros Culture Percentage: Singing Competition 2020

Celine akcag
Céline Akçag

The Migros Culture Percentage 2020 Singing Competition took place in Zurich on 15 and 16 October 2020. A total of 30 candidates were admitted. Seven talented singers were able to convince the international jury and received study prizes worth a total of 100,800 francs, or 14,400 francs per winner / winner.

The Migros Culture Percentage thus offers individual and broad support to extraordinary talents to accompany them in the transition from training to stage.

For the second time, they were awarded a study prize and admitted to the concert organization program of the Migros Culture Percentage:

– Céline Akçag (* 1992, Herrliberg ZH), mezzo-soprano, Theaterakademie August Everding, Munich – Joël Terrin (* 1994, Lutry VD), baritone, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

For the first time, they were awarded a study prize and admitted to the concert organization program of the Migros Culture Percentage:

– Christoph Engel (* 1992, DE-Eberswalde), baritone, Hochschule für Musik Basel – Sascha Litschi (* 1995, Zurich), baritone, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste – Ekaterina Ostroumova (* 1993, RU-St. Petersburg), soprano, Haute École de Musique de Lausanne – Daria Rybak (* 1995, Chesières, VD), soprano, Royal College of Music, London – Chelsea Marylin Zurflüh (* 1995, Pieterlen, BE), soprano, Hochschule der Künste Bern The jury consisted of Dr. Regula Rapp (president), director of the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart; Vesselina Kasarova, opera singer and concert performer, mezzo-soprano; Heidi Brunner, opera singer and concert performer and professor at the Haute École de musique de Genève, mezzo-soprano; Adrian Kelly, Head of the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House and the Young Singers Project of the Salzburger Festspiele; Dieter Kaegi, Director and General Manager of the Bienne Soleure Ochestra Theater; Mischa Damev, conductor, Migros artistic director-Percent-cultural-Classics and artistic director of the Septembre Musical festival.

Since 1969, the Migros Culture Percentage: Singing Competition 2020 has supported young Swiss artists. In the context of national competitions for young talents, it awards study prizes and encouragement prizes. The study prizes each amount to 14,400 francs.

The winners and winners of the extraordinarily gifted study awards receive encouragement awards. These include individual long-term promotional measures, including the opportunity to perform, coaching and promotion.

Around 3,000 promising talented artists have so far been supported with a total of 41 million francs and accompanied with comprehensive promotion measures along their path from education to work.