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7th LEYLA GENCER VOICE COMPETITION CONCLUDED
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 Bellini’s 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 Verdi’s 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. »»
 
7th LEYLA GENCER VOICE COMPETITION JURY UNVEILS
While candidates from all over the world rush to apply for the 7th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, the organization committee announced to have extended the deadline for a week. The committee finally revealed the names on the jury as well, to the satisfaction and delight of the opera circles as much as the contestants.

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, together with Accademia del Teatro alla Scala announced to have extended the deadline for applications to the 23rd of April. »»
SHINING STARS OF THE OPERA WORLD
After winning the 6th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, soprano Pretty Yende went on to collect all the major awards at the Operalia in 2011 and launched on a dazzling career that took the world opera scene by storm. Coloratura soprano Pervin Çakar, who was the third prize winner at the same competition, recently crowned her international achievements by the first prize she received at the 28th International Singing Competition Maria Caniglia. The Leyla Gencer Voice Competition's previous winners Nino Machaidze, Anita Rachvelishvili, Marcello Alvarez and Nikola Mijailovic are now counted amongst the brightest stars of the opera world. »»