The Neemrana Voice Competition 2018

The Neemrana Voice Competition has been  held on the 27th of April in New Delhi, India at the Ashkara Theater.

Competition was open to all.

Patricia Rosario (President)
Sunit Tandon
Cynthia Lucile Smith
Nikhil Sardana
Sunanda Rao-Erdem

4 prizes were offered:
3 monetary prizes
2 Godrej Talent in India Tanisha Herbert & Farah Ghadiali
& Godrej Budding Talent in India Lijo K Jose

2 Scholarships – Studying music in France
Sharmishtha Samal
Renie Mathew

The competition was supported by French Institute in India / French Embassy in India / Godrej Properties / Furtados Music / Accor Hôtels – IBIS / Pernod-Ricard

Details about the Competition

Registration form

First step : Selection through a video

Participation fee to access the SECOND STEP : 2 000 INR

Second step : audition on the 27th April AFTERNOON
Third step : public performance on the 27th April EVENING

Two songs have to be prepared – one free song (from the classical repertoire) and one from the following:

Soprano – 1
Aria of the Fairy
Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot

Soprano – 2
Rowan’s Aria 
The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten

Soprano or Mezzo below 25 years of age
Juliet’s Aria
The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten

Mezzo (Either of the two)
Option – 1
Option – 2
La República del Amore by Vincente Lleo

Aria of the Prince
Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot

Aria of the Baron
Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot

The Neemrana Music Foundation is specialized in staged operas, hence the participants will be expected to interpret the arias, including movements if applicable. Songs have to be sung by heart, and a clear copy of the score must be provided for the pianist.

The competition is supported by French Institute in India / French Embassy in India / Godrej Properties / Furtados Music / Accor Hôtels – IBIS

The Foundation at TEDx

Aude Priya Engel, Managing Trustee of Neemrana Music Foundation focused on the relevance of “relating to emotions because that’s where creativity comes from” and the uniqueness of Opera, that can be related to any subject. It enables a catharsis of powerful emotions, overcomes language barriers and is an art form wherein, the so-called, “ugly and fat” people bring out their “inner beauty”. She talked about the over hundred operas that are set in India and how the Indian people are so quick at grasping things, especially languages.

We also had a small presentation by one of our singer Edwin Joseph to commemorate the event.

Children Choir is back on tracks!

We are planning a great VIP concert in March.
A good reason to re-launch the children choir session!

So, no more hesitation, register your kids for a rich music experience, friendship, French sip. Let’s get them dive in the best of Western music!

Hurry, hurry, fixed number of seats!
👉 6 to 14 years old
👉 Every Sunday from 3-4.30PM in NIzzamudin
👉 Rs. 3000 INR per quater
👉 Register here!

Audition at the Blind Relief Association School

Yesterday, Nadya Balyan our choir conductor did the audition for our new session choir at the Blind Relief Association School in Delhi. We will have a wonderful team of 20 great kids super motivated!

They will have music class every Thursday.
Every Sunday, children from other schools in Delhi will join and all together they will work on a special song, for a special guest of India.

Want to join? Register here!