2022 Competition Postponed

The Friends of the Vocal Arts Committee, hosts of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, have most reluctantly taken the decision that the 10th Competition scheduled for January 2022 will be postponed to a date later in the year.

DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY BY FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER

Applications to the 2019 Competition are now closed

2022 Competition Postponed

This decision was not taken lightly given our heartfelt wish to make this a most fitting tribute to the late, great Veronica Dunne and to grow the competition in terms of prestige and reputation. This is the legacy that Ronnie wanted to leave to the music world. In the circumstances, the Committee were left with no workable alternative given the foremost requirement to ensure the safety of you, our audience and loyal supporters, our competitors as well as the jury members. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, the rise in case numbers, the public health advice and the latest Government restrictions on all hospitality and cultural events as well as uncertainty over international travel it was decided to take the decision to postpone sooner rather than later.

It has been a tough time for many who have lost loved ones through Covid or other illness and were unable to be with families or loved ones or to mourn their loss. It has also been a difficult time for the Arts, but we are determined to overcome these obstacles and provide opportunities for our young singers who so want to perform in front of a live audience again. We will make an announcement as soon as a clear plan can be arranged.

Competition week

25–31 JANUARY 2019

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Competition dates

LIVE AUDITIONS

Our live auditions are being held in the following cities throughout Autumn 2021.

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Our 2022 Jury

MEET THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION JURY

We are proud to introduce our distinguished Jury members – find out more about them.

Meet our jury

Jane Carty

CHAIR OF THE JURY


Richard Bonynge AC CBE

CONDUCTOR


Tara Erraught

MEZZO SOPRANO


Christina Scheppelman

GENERAL DIRECTOR, SEATTLE OPERA


David Lomeli

CHIEF ARTISTIC OFFICER, SANTA FE OPERA, DIRECTOR OF ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION, DALLAS OPERA, CASTING CONSULTANT, BAVARIAN STATE OPERA, MUNICH 


David Gowland

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN


Henning Ruhe

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GOTHENBURG OPERA


Andreas Schubert

ARTISTIC PLANNING MANAGER, SCHUBERTIADE SCHWARZENBERG/ HOHENEMS

Our prizes

WE OFFER SUBSTANTIAL PRIZES

All of our finalists receive a prize for competing in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.

1st prize winner – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC)

1ST PRIZE
€10,000

2nd prize winner – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC)

2ND PRIZE
€5,000

3rd prize winner – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC)

3RD PRIZE
€4,000

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