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From the Accademia, the students take away a sense of an achievement often of resolving something they have found difficult in college. With the teaching staff, we can pin-point these technical problems early on and work on them with different exercises, so that they can find new ways to overcome them. The course also prepares the singers to a life on the road as a touring professional, of working abroad, living in hotel rooms and maintaining a balanced life-style away from home.

The full immersion in the bel canto tradition and the Italian way of life that the Georg Solti Accademia provides, gives the students a unique experience, with a lasting impact on their future careers.
The path to becoming a fully-professional opera singer is a long process which demands commitment, dedication and continual development throughout one’s career. Many of the participants who take part in the Accademia are already on other young artists programmes around the world with whom the Accademia is in close collaboration.
The Accademia is proud that it has contributed to a young singer’s development: shortly after attending the 2006 Accademia, Japanese soprano Mihoko Kinoshita went on to win the 1st prize of the prestigious Licia Albanese Puccini Competition in New York. New Zealand soprano Ana James, from the 2004 Accademia, sung her first Magic Flute with Glyndebourne Touring Opera in September 2008, Romanian soprano Eliana Pretorian from the 2005 Accademia has been performing with Garsington Opera and Glyndebourne Touring, while Jurgita Adamonytè, Lithuanian mezzo-soprano, from the 2007 edition, has won several competitions in Italy, including the Maria Caniglia and the Renata Tebaldi International Singing competitions.

2016 edition

Sopranos
Isabella Moore | New Zealand
Anush Hovhannisyan | Armenia
Carly Owen | United Kingdom
Elizabeth Sutphen | United States Of America
Julieth Lozano | Colombia

Mezzo Sopranos
Alejandra Gómez Ordaz | Mexico
Graziella Debattista Briffa | Malta
Emma Stannard | United Kingdom

Tenors
Alexander Mckissick | United States Of America
Mikhail Shepelenko | Russia
Thobela Ntshanyana | South Africa

Baritones
Alex Otterburn | United Kingdom
Yang Zhang | China

Bass
Stefan Lamatic  | Romania

2015 edition

Sopranos
Arianna Schiavi | Italy
Emily Garland | United Kingdom
Gemma Lois Summerfield | United Kingdom
Georgina Melville | United Kingdom

Mezzo Sopranos
Liza Rebecca Van der Peijl | Holland
Julie Miller | United States of America

Tenors
John Irvin | United States of America
John Porter | United Kingdom
Jonathan Abernethy | New Zealand

Baritones
Haobin Wang | China
Omar Lara | Mexico
Romanas Kudriasovas | Lithuania

2014 edition

Sopranos
Cathy-di Zhang | Australia
Hyesang park | South Korea
Marie Jaermann | Switzerland
Naomi Johns | Australia
Raquel Gonzalez | USA

Mezzo Sopranos
Angela Simkin | UK

Tenors
Thomas Elwin | UK
Fabio Antoniello | Switzerland
William Goforth | USA

Baritones
Haobin Wang | China
Takaoki Onishi | Japan

Bass Baritones
Lancelot Nomura | UK

2013 edition

Sopranos
Anna Gillingham | United Kingdom
Katie Lowe | United Kingdom
Marlena Devoe | New Zealand
Sonia Grané | Portugal

Mezzo Sopranos
Laura Margaret Smith | United Kingdom
Clare Ghigo | Malta
Rozanna Madylus | Lithuania

Tenors
John Longmuir | Australia
Adam Smith | United Kingdom

Baritone
Moses Mackay | Samoa

Bass Baritone
Anthony Reed | U.S.A.

Bass
Onay Kagan Kose | Turkey

2012 edition

Sopranos
Christina Gansch | Austria
Gülbin Gunay | Republic of Turkey
Gulnara Shafigullina | Russia
Johanna Will | Germany
Jenny Stafford | United Kingdom

Mezzo Sopranos
Anna Starushkevych | Ukraine
Sarah-Jane Lewis | United Kingdom

Tenors
Florian Cafiero | France
Luis Gomes | Portugal

Baritones
Lukasz Hajduczenia | Poland
Ross Ramgobin | United Kingdom

Bass
Arshak Kuzikyan | Armenia

2011 edition

Sopranos
Teresa Gevorgyan | Armenia
Eva Fiechter | Switzerland
Julia Lezhneva | Russia
Shuna Scott Sendall | United Kingdom
Ioana Mitu | Bulgaria

Mezzo Sopranos
Rachel Kelly | Ireland
Bettina Schweiger | Austria
Wallis Giunta | Canada

Tenors
Nicolas Darmanin | Malta
Alberto Sousa | Portugal

Baritones
Ralph Jaarsma | Netherlands
Kawiti Jack Waetford | New Zealand
Adam Marsden | United Kingdom

Bass-Baritones
Jihoon Kim | South Korea

2010 edition

Sopranos
Runette Botha | South Africa
Joanna Foote | New Zealand
Kezia Maria Bienek | UK
Natalie Aroyan | Australia

Mezzo Sopranos
Qian Fu | China
Egle Sidlauskaite | Lithuania

Tenors
Jung Yun Soo | Korea
Lei Xu | China
Chen Chen | China

Baritones
Julien Debreuil | UK
Iurii Samoilov | Ukraine

Bass-Baritone
Miroslav Witkowski | Poland

2009 edition

Sopranos
Angela Bic | Germany
Courtney Mills | USA
Lauryna Bendziunaite | Lithuania
Jeanette Vecchione | USA

Tenors
Ta’u Pupu’a | Tonga
Adriano Graziani | Wales/Italy
Roberto Gomez | Mexico
Carlos Osuna | Mexico

Baritones
Phillip Rodes | New Zealand
Andri Bjorn | Iceland
Lawrence Meikle | Australia

Bass
Wade Kernot | New Zealand

2008 edition

Sopranos
Georgia Ginsberg | England
Nona Krastnikova | Bulgaria
Nina Lejderman | Sweden
Elizabeth Powell | England
Amy Radford | Australia
Narine Ojakhyan | Armenia
Eleonora Vindau | Ukraine

Mezzo-sopranos
Kristen Darragh | New Zealand
Adriana Festeu | Romania
Charlotte Stephenson | England

Tenors
Alexander Grove | England
Stuart Haycock | Australia

Baritones
Nathan Herfindahl | USA
Rhys Jenkins | England
Alec Avedissian | Bulgaria

2007 edition

Sopranos
Alinea Kozàri | Hungary
Maria Matyazova | Russia
Claire Watkins | United Kingdom
Tamara Zivadinovic | Serbia

Mezzo-sopranos
Jurgita Adamonite | Lithuania
Alexandra Cassidy | United Kingdom
Lucie Špicková | Czech Republic

Tenors
Tyler Clarke | United Kingdom
Xingwa Hao | China
Guillermo Ontiveros | Mexico

Baritones
Kongseok Choi | South Korea
Gerard Collett | United Kingdom

Bass
Hyung tae Kim | Korea

Pianists
James Baileu | United Kingdom
Kirsten Simpson | New Zealand

2006 edition

Sopranos
Rebecca Cooper | United Kingdom
Mihoko Kinoshita | Japan – www.mihoko-kinoshita.com
Michelle Minke | Canada
Meeta Raval | United Kingdom
Julia Sporsen | Sweden
Fangming Zhao | China

Mezzo-sopranos
Matilda Paulsson | Sweden
Ekaterina Tselebrovskaya | Russia

Tenors
Jesus Leon | Mexico
Anders Annerholm | Sweden

Baritones
Vladimir Tselebrovsk | Russia
Simon Wallfisch | United Kingdom – www.simonwallfisch.org
Dong Jun Wang | China

Bass
Piotr Lempa | Poland – www.piotrlempa.com

Pianists
James Baileu | United Kingdom
Kirsten Simpson | New Zealand

2005 edition

Sopranos
Madeline Bender | USA
Stephanie Corley | United Kingdom
Amanda Forbes | Australia
Bibi Heal | United Kingdom
Sophia Michailidou | Greece
Eliana Pretorian | Romania
Helen Ray | United Kingdom

Mezzo-sopranos
Aine Brolly | Ireland
Eleni Voudouraki | Greece
Clara Mouriz | Spain

Tenors
Jonas Gudmunsson | Iceland
Miguel Medialdea | Spain
Fiorenzo Tornincasa | Italy

Baritones
Seung-Wook Seong | South Korea
Akihito Kawamura | Japan
George von Bergen | United Kingdom
Viktor Rud | Ukraine

Pianist
Kirsten Simpson | New Zealand

2004 edition

Sopranos
Ana James | New Zealand
Ksenia Jones | United Kingdom
Sian Jones | United Kingdom
Louise Sjostedt | Sweden
Mio Yamamoto | Japan

Mezzo-sopranos
Maria Lontra | Denmark
Shirley Keane | Ireland
Maria Soulis | Canada

Tenors
Gareth Malone | United Kingdom
Glenn Kjellberg | Sweden

Baritone
Victor Rud | Ukraine

Bass
Mark Risinger | USA