The Julián Gayarre International Singing Competition is held every two years in Pamplona, capital of the province of Navarre.
This highly prestigious event is on the calendar of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, and its honorary president is the tenor José Carreras. The competition is open to young singers from all over the world and is held at the Gayarre Theatre. Julián Gayarre was a Navarre tenor of the 19th century, whose work marked a milestone in the history of song.
The Julián Gayarre International Singing Contest is held every two years in Pamplona, alternating each year with the Pablo Sarasate International Violin Contest, since 1986. It was created with the dual aim of promoting Navarran tenors and raising awareness of the Autonomous Region in the international cultural arena. The strict management of the contest and the high technical level of participants have earned the event its inclusion the World Federation of International Music Competitions, based in Geneva. The contest is open to young performers from around the world, with prizes awarded for both male and female voices.
One of the objectives proposed by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Government of Navarra in organising the Gayarre Contest is to discover emerging young talent in the world of singing and to help them take their first steps in their career.
More information: http://www.cfnavarra.es/gayarre
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