Winners For Queen Sonja International Music Competition Announced

Photo: Marius Nyheim Kristoffersen

The Queen Sonja International Competition has announced its winners.

South Korean tenor Seung Ju Bahg took home the first prize winning 40,000 Euros. The second place award went to Giovanni Sebastiano Sala from Italy. He took home 10,000 Euros. Bass Alexander Roslavets from Belarus was the recipient of the third place prize.

Aside from the cash prizes awarded to the winners, all three were offered concert and opera dates for the Norwegian opera and orchestras.

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition is one of the world’s leading voice competitions that takes place every second year in Oslo. It is open to singers from all over the world and the goal is to assist the career development of young artists. Additionally, it acts as a bridge builder between the Norwegian and international music scenes.

Previous winners have included Lise Davidsen, Elsa Dreisig and Alexey Lavrov

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FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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