13 talented musicians from around the world will have the chance of a lifetime to travel to Vienna, perform with a symphony orchestra in one of the world’s most prestigious concert halls and be recorded live for international television, including including PBS SoCal. The online classical music competition was launched in the summer of 2021 to offer young instrumentalists and singers the opportunity to learn from expert judges’ commentary, compete internationally and, for 13 winners, be know internationally.
The Classicalia competition was born during the pandemic, when organizers sought to find and provide a platform for talented young prodigies around the world while ensuring 100% security through the online format. After submitting their video auditions, each nominee will receive thoughtful and productive written comments from these judges to help propel their music education.
“COVID-19 has stolen a lot from young classical musicians. Of course, there was a lot of extra time to practice, but very little opportunity to practice many of the soft skills required to be successful. Auditioning, preparing for concerts, performing in front of an audience… this requires a set of skills that must be practiced for any young musician.
Missing out on these opportunities over the past year is going to have a big impact on the next generation of artists, and we wanted to do something about that. Said Ella Porett, pianist, teacher and co-founder of Classicalia.
13 gifted musicians from 4 different age categories will be allocated a round trip (flight and accommodation) to Vienna to perform in front of a live audience at the Großer Saal of Wiener Konzerthaus (Great Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna) in Austria on Sunday May 1, 2022.
An experienced and international team stands behind Classicalia with decades of experience in the classical music industry.
Attila Glatz has produced the largest simultaneous New Year’s Eve concert series in North America, featuring European singers, dancers and symphony orchestras in over 30 prestigious venues across North America each year for over 25 years , from Lincoln Center to Roy Thomson Hall. His company also presents films with orchestra in collaboration with symphonies and concert halls including the Meridian Hall (Toronto), the Calgary Philharmonic and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Vadász has produced hundreds of musical theater performances, festivals and television shows in more than 20 countries. Theater and music are always at the center of his company’s production. Daniel is the president of the BRAAAVI Performing Arts Group.
Ella Porett is the Founder and Artistic Director of the North York Music & Performing Arts Festival and brings decades of experience both as a judge and organizer of classical music competitions to this partnership as well as cultivating a roster of pianists through her own teaching studio, des and workshops. She is the author of a method book “Piano World”, and Senior Examiner at the Royal Canadian Conservatory of Music.
Together, the team aired the television programs “A Salute to Vienna” and “Zoltán Mága and David Foster: Live From Budapest” on PBS in the United States and on broadcasters across Europe.
Pre-registrations for the competition are now open online at www.classicalia.com
For interview requests, contact Andrea Warren [email protected]