‪#‎Belvedere2015‬ ‪#‎ParticipantsInTheSpotlight‬ - Dae hwi KIM, Tenor, South Korea

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Guten Tag, 
ich habe mich beim Belvedere-Gesangswettbewerb eingeschrieben und möchte an diesem Gesangswettbbewerb teilnehmen, weil er in Europa sehr sehr berühmt ist.

Als ich ein Kind war, habe ich Musik gehört, eine CD mit der wundervollen Mirella Freni. Also ich mochte das so sehr, als ich sie gehört hatte. Deshalb habe ich den Traum, dass ich wie sie singen möchte.

Nachdem ich mein Studium beendet habe, möchte ich ins Theater gehen, oder ich studiere weiter an anderen Universitäten.

Meine Internet-Adresse ist

Herzliche Grüße, 
Dae hwi KIM


‪#‎Belvedere2015‬ ‪#‎ParticipantsInTheSpotlight‬ - Marina Botha-Spies, Soprano, South Africa

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Hello, I am Marina Botha-Spies a young soprano from the sunny city of Pretoria, South Africa. 

The experience and exposure that is granted to a young singer through the Hans Gabor Belvedère Singing Competition is unparalleled in the world of opera. 

A soprano that I really admire and would like to meet is Dorothea Röschmann. Her vocal technique and acting prowess display what a true well-rounded artist should be. 

By 2020 I would like to have gained more performance experience not just to enrich myself as a performer but to share my experience with other singers and the audience in my home country. 

Marina Botha-Spies



#Belvedere2015 #ParticipantsInTheSpotlight - Dovile Naujunaite-Mockeviciene, dramatic soprano, Lithuania

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Good day,
I am Dovile Naujunaite-Mockeviciene. Dramatic soprano from Lithuania.
The worlds best networked singing competition is a chance to show myself, see other great singers and of course  to have wonderful experience. That's why I am here.
I would like to meet with Angela Gheorghiu. Because she is wonderful singer, her interpretation of music is unique.
What about future I have a lot of objectives and much more dreams about my career. I hope this competition will help my dreams to come true. 


#Belvedere2015 #ParticipantsInTheSpotlight - Jean Chrisostom Mokola, Bass, Congo Dem. Rep.


#Belvedere2015 - Belvedere Finalists 2014 in concert at The Richard Wagner Society in South Africa

"Hear the glorious voices The Richard Wagner Society in South Africa supported in the recent International Belvedere Singing Competition:  

Linda Nteleza (soprano),
Khanyiso Gwenxane (tenor) and Owen Metsileng (baritone),

joined by another glorious voice, Bongiwe Nakani."

#Belvedere2015 #ParticipantsInTheSpotlight - Cairan Ryan, Baritone, Canada

As Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia
Opera on the Avalon 2010.
Photo Credit - Gene Wu.
Hello from Montreal! My name is Cairan Ryan, I am a Canadian baritone, and I am extremely excited to participate in the 2015 competition. I was at the 2012 competition in Vienna and the standard was very high. I'm excited to have the chance to sing for agents, companies and conductors in Europe through the competition. 

If I were on a flight, sitting next to any singer I admire, it would be Mr. Simon Keenlyside. He is one of my role models, and it would be fascinating to hear some of his stories. I'd love to pick his brain about the art form. 

In five years (crossing fingers) I hope to be continuing singing for a living, so I can do what I love, and give something back to the world.

Website: www.cairanryan.com
Twitter: @CairanRyan


#Belvedere2015 #ParticipantsInTheSpotlight - Maria-Magdalena Christova, dramatic soprano, Bulgaria

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My name is Maria-Magdalena Christova. Dramatic soprano from Bulgaria.
I participate in the competition to show my talent, to meet new people and to gain more experience. I would like to meet Montserrat Caballé or Renee Fleming, I think I can learn a lot form their experience. 
And about the future...I don't know, only time can show!


#Belvedere2015 #ParticipantsInTheSpotlight - Sam Roberts-Smith, Baritone, Australia

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G'day my name is Sam Roberts-Smith. Baritone from Sydney, Australia.

The prestige and reputation of the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition is undeniable. Past participants have gone on to have hugely successful international careers. It offers prizes and opportunities that are potentially life changing. I feel very lucky just being part of the 2015 competition.

Ever since I began my studies, I have looked up to baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. He possesses one of the great voices of our time and has enjoyed enormous success around the world. It would be a wonderful experience meeting him.

In 5 years I would like to have established an international career, performing on concert platforms and in opera houses around the world. I will be continuing to work hard while also enjoying the journey.


#Belvedere2015 #ParticipantsInTheSpotlight - Cathy Van Roy, Soprano, Belgium

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Hi there!
My name is Cathy Van Roy and I'm a Belgian operasinger. 
This competition gives me a great opportunity to present myself and my voice to the world of opera. I definitely would like to meet Jessye Norman, 'cause she has an amazing voice and a wonderful personality. She has always been an example to me. I see myself in 5 years on a stage, performing some fabulous music, and having a blast!!!

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