Competition dates

The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition is committed to discovering the future’s best classical singers. This year we are travelling to six fantastic cities throughout Europe and the U.S. to hold live auditions. Watch out for more dates and details to be confirmed soon. 

Live auditions

CITIES AND DATES

Our live auditions are being held in the following cities throughout Autumn 2018.

Can’t make it to a live audition?

We always like to meet you in person, however, if you are unable to attend a live audition we do accept video links to be submitted as part of your online application. Find out more details from our FAQs.

Competition week

25–31 JANUARY 2019

Our 2019 Singing Competition is held in Dublin, Ireland, from 25th–31st January 2019. Each round is held at the National Concert Hall (NCH) and are open to the public to enjoy. The competition week is split into four different rounds:

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th January 2019
Our Preliminary Rounds take place at the National Concert Hall (NCH) Studio in Dublin during Friday afternoon/evening and all day on Saturday. Competitors will be accompanied by piano on each day.


QUARTER-FINAL
Sunday 26th January 2019
30 competitors will make it through to our Quarter-final, which is held at the National Concert Hall (NCH) Studio in Dublin all day on Sunday. Competitors will be accompanied by piano.


SEMI-FINAL
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th January 2019
Our Semi-final will invite 16 competitors to perform in the Main Auditorium of the National Concert Hall in Dublin, during the afternoon and evenings on Monday and Tuesday. Competitors will be accompanied by piano on each day.


FINAL
Thursday 31st January 2019
Our Competition Final will invite our six most talented competitors for three final performances before announcing our Final Prize Winners. This prestigious event will be held in the Main Auditorium of the National Concert Hall in Dublin at 7.30pm. Our competitors will perform with full symphony orchestra led by internationally acclaimed conductor Laurent Wagner.

RULES
Read our rules and eligibility

Read the rules

JURY
Meet this year’s competition jury

Meet our Jury

PRIZES
We award prizes to all finalists

Prizes

FAQS
Find answers in our helpful FAQs

Go to FAQs

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