The Brussels soprano Margaux de Valensart was unable to secure a place in the final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for singing. The jury selected twelve finalists on Thursday evening, who will compete for the overall victory from next week. The Belgian mezzo-soprano Linsey Coppens also did not make it.
A total of four Belgians took part in the competition. The Belgian mezzo-soprano Lotte Verstaen and soprano Kelly Poukens were stranded in the first round, but Coppens and de Valensart made it to the semi-finals. That turned out to be the final destination.
The twelve finalists are Fleuranne Brockway (Australia), Daniel Gwon (Korea), Floriane Hasler (France), Inho Jeong (Korea), Taehan Kim (Korea), Juliette Mey (France), Julia Muzychenko-Greenhalgh (Rsuland/Germany), Anna-Sophie Neher (Canada/Germany), Carole-Anne Roussel (Canada), Sílvia Sequeira (Portugal), Maria Warenberg (Netherlands) and Jasmin White (USA).
They will perform in Bozar between 1 and 3 June. Then they will be accompanied by the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alain Altinoglu. Saturday evening, after the performance of the last finalist, the ranking of the laureates will finally be announced.
From 2018 Ago
Since 1937, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has put a different music discipline in the spotlight every year. Last year, the Korean Hayoung Choi won the first prize worth 25,000 euros for her performance on the cello.
Belgium’s Stéphanie Huang finished among the unranked laureates. It has been since 2018 that the Queen Elisabeth Competition was dominated by singing, when the German Samuel Hasselhorn became the first laureate. In 2024, the competition will again revolve around the violin.
This article is originally published on bruzz.be