The 7th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition concluded with the finals and award ceremony at the Hagia Eirene Museum on Thursday, 20 September. The nine finalists were accompanied by the Borusan İstanbul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Pietro Mianiti.
The final of the 7th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, hosted by Sevim Gözay
, started with Bellinis Norma Ouverture
by Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
, under the baton of Pietro Mianiti. Following the performance of the orchestra, 9 finalists
, accompanied by Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, performed their arias before the jury and the audiences. The audiences, who also voted for the Doğuş Audience Prize during the jury decision, listened to Verdis La Forza del Destina Ouverture,
performed by the orchestra, after the interval.
The great Italian diva Mirella Freni
as the head of the jury, announced the winners at the end of the night. Fatma Said (soprano / Egypt)
won both the first prize and the Doğuş Audience Prize in the 7th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition
; Ludmilla Bauerfeldt (soprano / Brazil)
came second and Jessica Rose Cambio (soprano / Italy-USA)
came third. 23.500 Euro
monetary award in total was given to the winners of the 7th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition. »»