Bärenreiter Prize at International Competition
The “Neue Stimmen” International Singing Competition came to a close on 26 October in Gütersloh, Germany. The competition is organized by the Bertelsmann Foundation and takes place every two years, drawing young opera talents from all over the world. This year 23-year-old soprano Anna El-Khashem from Russia and 28-year-old tenor Long Long from China were awarded 1st prizes. Bärenreiter donated the audience’s prize which was awarded at the semi-finals. The happy winner of a sheet music voucher was the South African soprano Nombulelo Yende who can be seen on the photo together with Jonathan Darlington, chief conductor of the Duisburg Philharmonic.