Bach-Salvat Foundation Scholarship

Economic endowment: 4.000 euros for each of the winners
Conditions: Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35 before 1 January 2022.
Activities throughout 2022:

  • 11 and 12 March: Presentation concert and masterclass with Alex Ashworth
  • 21 and 22 May: Concert at Festival Espurnes Barroques
  • 14 and 15 July: Closing at Festival BACHCELONA
  • 8 and 9 August: Concert at Festival BRQ (Finlandia)

Application submission and selection process

Open registration: from 1 September to 1 October 2021 (including both dates).
To register as a GRANT for the SCHOLARSHIP, an e-mail must be sent to the address [email protected] attaching:

  • an up to date artist CV
  • a recent video recording of an early music performance

First phase

28 October 2021: Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona)
3 November 2021: Teatro Real (Madrid)
Repertoire: a compulsory aria will be performed (see repertoire of arias and requirements for audition), along with a baroque style piece (composed before 1750) chosen by the candidates themselves.
Compulsory arias:

  • Soprano: Laßt der Spötter Zungen schmähen BWV 70
  • Alto: Gott hat alles wohlgemachtBWV 35
  • Tenor: Hilf, Jesu, hilf, daß ich auch dich BWV 147
  • Bass: Ich hab für mir ein schwere Reis BWV 58

Final auditions

10 November 2021 Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona)
Repertoire: a compulsory aria (the same one performed in the first phase), along with one chosen by the candidate (different from the one performed in the first phase).

Bach-Salvat Foundation Scholarship

The Bach-Salvat Foundation Scholarship aims to promote the training and promotion of young solo singers in the field of J.S. Bach vocal music, awarding four scholarships each year (soprano, alto, tenor and bass).

The project is led and sponsored by the Salvat Foundation itself and has the artistic direction and collaboration of the two entities: the BCB Association and the Bachcelona Foundation.

Started in 2014, the project has a training component and in this way it has had very well-known soloists such as countertenor Carlos Mena, soprano Katharine Fuge, baritone Stephan MacLeod, tenor Benjamin Bruns, and soprano Miriam Feuersinger.

This year of 2020 we have had to cancel all activities planned due to the effects of covid-19. As the soloists, who were awarded this year, have not been able to perform in any concert, we have decided that these same singers will participate in the activities we have organized for 2021. As an exception, there will be therefore no call to appoint new soloists this year.

We would like to remind you of the award-winning soloists who will perform at the concerts in 2021:

Mercedes Gancedo, soprano
Lara Morger, alto
Oriol Guimerà, tenor
Pau Armengol, bass

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