A warm welcome to this first live round of the competition! Here our eight amazing winners from the video round will have their first performances in Bodø.
127 candidates of 39 nationalities gave the jury an extremely difficult task in choosing only eight winners, and we are delighted to present to you some of the finest young Early Music singers in the world. Together with leading musicians of the Nordic Baroque Scene’s four orchestras, they will perform their own curated programmes over the span of two concerts this evening. Artistic leader of the first concert is concertmaster of Concerto Copenhagen Fredrik From, and for the second concert one of the concert masters of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Anthony Marini.
The concerts will also be streamed, and audience members and viewers all over the world will be invited to vote for their own favourite online here. The prize winners will be announced at the Prize ceremony on Saturday, July 2. For the Aria Borealis Sessions members, also the rehearsals will be open, so we highly recommend joining us in a town that’s sure to be buzzing and brimming with Baroque music for over a week.