Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition 2016-17
Nathalie Paulin, Guest Adjudicator
David Bowser, Artistic Director
The Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition provides expert instruction, adjudication and performance opportunities for emerging trained singers aged 18-35. Participants prepare three Mozart arias and perform in Round One of master classes with Artistic Director, David Bowser. Selected participants will then perform in Round Two of master classes with soprano, Nathalie Paulin. The Competition is held at the Church of the Redeemer and is open to the public (admission donations will be accepted). Four singers will be selected to perform as soloists in Mozart’s Requiem with the Toronto Mozart Players and the Hart House Chorus on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm and will receive a cash prize. The first place winner of the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition will receive a prize of $1000.
This year’s competition took place on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Church of the Redeemer, Toronto.
The winner of the 2016 Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition is
“My experience with the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition was unlike any competition I have ever participated in. Between the competition venue, the audition atmosphere, the written remarks, and the opportunity to work with David Bowser, all before the winner is even decided, I was given a pretty unique experience. I felt that I walked away having learned something valuable, feeling like I just participated in a masterclass, nevermind a competition. Being selected as the winner of this competition is a complete honour, especially because of the opportunity to sing with the finest instrumentalists in the city, under the baton of David Bowser. Singing with the Toronto Mozart Players gave me an invaluable professional experience, and having the honour of singing some of the most beautiful music ever written was a true pleasure for me. Thank you David and the Toronto Mozart Players!”
Elizabeth Polese, soprano
Winner of the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition, April, 2015