Edit Siegfried-Szabo International Online Vocal Competition 2023

Entry period: July 5th, 2023 ~  November 5th,2023

Results announcement: ← click

Participants: The Contest is open for all nations

Screening Format: Entirely online (YouTube or Bilibili)

Free Repertoire: 10 minutes (Submit 2 songs) any combination of genres


Genre: Classical music, Crossover, Pops, Musical, Chanson, Jazz, Canzone



a. 9 years old and under    b. 10-13 years old    c. 14-17 years old

d. 18-21 years old    e. 22-25 years old   f. 26-29 years old     

g. 30-35 years old    h. 36-40 years old   i. 41-45 years old    

 j. 46-50 years old     k. 51-55 years old 

l. 56-60 years old     m. 61 years old and above





Charisma of Voice, The founder of Supraleitung Methode  

Soprano, diploma in voice in 1990 at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. The Supraleitung Methode was developed during her long years of teaching and research. Her first book “Supraleitung: der Wer zur Mitte” was published in 2017 by BoD.de.

Das Schauspiel des Lebens' is her second book, which was published in 2018. (BoD.de)The book was also musicalized in crossover style, and was published as 'Das Schauspiel des Lebens' in February 2020.

Her third book, 'Bewusstes Singen,' is a professional vocal instruction book.

She regularly posts videos on YouTube about her method. 

Her charisma and leadership have attracted more and more attention from the world. 



Brigitte Schweizer

singer * actress * vocal coach

born and raised in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, Brigitte Schweizer, is now living nearby Olten, Switzerland. 

She is regularly invited as soloist of several opera productions and festivals in Switzerland, Germany and France.

In addition to her work on the opera stage, Ms. Schweizer is an accomplished concert soloist, performing regularly with distinguished concert groups. 

Maintaining an active recital schedule, she dedicates herself to the performance of lesser known song and concert repertoire as well as to the permièring of various new works (opera, oratory and „Lied“) and crossover projects.

For many years Brigitte Schweizer has been coaching Bachelor and Master students and professional singers and actors of varying levels and backgrounds - from classical to modern music.

Noriko Kawamura  
Mezzo- soprano
Board Chairman of General Incorporated Association Supraleitung Methode Japan, Chairman of Basel International Online Music Competition
She studied voice at the Tokyo University of the Arts (graduated in 2008) and graduated from the 53rd year Nikikai Opera Studio in 2009.

She performed as both an opera singer and concert singer at famous Concerthall. At the Nagoya Opera / Tokyo she has participated in numerous performances including the roles of: Kundry in "Parsifal", Brangäne in "Tristan und Isolde", Orlofsky in "Die Fledermaus", title role in "Carmen" etc. From 2015 to 2019, she continued her training in Europe, a recommendation from the conductor Maerkl Jun.

In August 2016, she sang Waltraute from "Götterdämmerung"as part of the Bayreuth Festival at the Opera Master Class under the direction of KS Siegfried Jerusalem.

In 2017 she gave her first recital under the sponsorship of the Falkenstein Society with Pianist-Costin Filipoiu. In 2018 she performed at the Herbstmusiktage Bad Urach.

She received appreciative reviews in the German press and became known to German audiences. She also gave guest performances in Bolzano / Italy and Sibiu / Romania. She took part in opera master classes of world-famous chamber singers such as Christa Ludwig, Renate Behle, Brigitte Fassbänder, Siegfried Jerusalem, Vesselina Kasarova, Charlotte Lehmann in various European cities and deepened her singing technique and interpretation under their guidance.

In 2018 she trained with Edit Siegfried-Szabo (BTS method in Basel)

She experienced as Jury International Rumania Music Competition in 2019, Bel Canto Singing Competition in 2021, 2022.( for outstanding commitment and execellent performance in teaching)

Successful organiser of the Basel International Music Online Competition,contributing to global music education.


Round: One round

Prize money: Grand Prix 1000 EUR,Total Prize 3000EUR  Prize will be distributed to top winners

Special Award…Edit Siegfried-Szabo Online Master Course Exemption


Participation fee: a. ~ e. 75EUR    f. and g. 80 EUR   h. ~ j. 85EUR

k.~ m.  90EU     by PayPal 

Participation Fee



How to apply 

  • In general, we only accept online applications via the "formrun system”
  • Please make sure that you can receive emails from “formrun system” and “baselvocalconcours@gmail.com ”(Please be sure to check your email to ensure that it is not received in your spam mail.)
  • Proof of age verification (student ID, driver's license, passport, etc.) and a copy of the application form must be attached.
  • The application of minor musicians must be filled and submitted by their parents or legal guardianship.
  • Age limit for each category refers to the applicant's age at the time of application deadline.
  • Videos should basically be recorded after January 2022.
  • The performance must be recorded with the accompaniment of an electronic piano, piano, orchestra, chamber music, jazz band, etc. and must be submitted as a video.
  • A cappella songs are also allowed.
  • Depending on the genre, you may sing with a microphone.
  • The performance must be recorded in a music studio, salon, large/small hall, practice room, at home, etc.      
  • All the pieces must be performed from memory.
  • The whole silhouette as well as hands of the contestants must be clearly visible.
  • In principle, video footage added to audio recordings only is not permitted. (Do not record separately.)
  • The state of the recording will also be taken into consideration in the screening process.
  • The performance video should be sent as a YouTube link. (please make sure to change the privacy setting to “unlisted”).  (For Bilibili, only public settings)
  • Keep to the designated performance time for each category.
  • The video should be recorded at an adjustable volume.
  • Applicants who wish to perform copyrighted works must individually apply for and obtain performance rights in advance.(Since copyright laws differ from country to country, if you perform a copyrighted work, you must apply in advance and pay for it yourself.) 
  • It is allowed to submit one video or as separate ones for each piece.
  • The combination of genres is free ( one Song opera aria, one Song Musical etc…)
  • It is not allowed to reupload or make changes to the videos after submitting the application.
  • It is not allowed to delete videos without instructions after the application has been submitted.
  • The order of application does not affect the  results.
  • Please prepare your application and recordings well in advance.
  • If an error occurs during the web application process, please send the application form by email.
  • Incomplete entries may result in point reductions.
  • Be sure to check for updates on the competition website.


Terms of Participation

  • The copyright of all content regarding the competition published on the internet, newspapers, magazines and other media belongs to “Edit Siegfried-Szabo Online Vocal Contest 2023”.
  • Applications will only be accepted via online application form (formrun system). 
  • The results must be confirmed individually by the contestants on our website.
  • A detailed feedback from the jury will be sent via email approximately one months after the end of the competition.
  • The Executive committee reserves the right, at its discretion, not to award the prize, to change the rules, or to reduce or split the prize money among multiple entrants. 
  • The prize money will be transferred by wire transfer within two months after the competition.
  • In case of overseas transfer, prize money will be awarded in total of the written amount including transaction fees. 
  • The performance videos of the prize winners will be open to the public. (Privacy settings of the videos uploaded on YouTube must be changed from “unlisted” to “public”.)
  • If the performance video is deleted without instruction during the competition period, the contestant will be disqualified from the competition.
  • If the video is deleted without instruction after the prize money has been awarded, the prize money will be returned and the prize will be forfeited.
  • In the event that a contestant is found to have misrepresented his or her age or educational background, the contestant will be disqualified from the competition and the prize will be forfeited.
  • In case of force major (natural disaster, war, civil war, etc.), the competition may be canceled.
  • The application period may be postponed depending on the situation with COVID-19.
  • The Executive Committee has a right to change the terms and conditions if world conditions require such a change.
  • Personal information of all contestants will be strictly managed by the Executive Committee.
  • After the application is submitted, no refunds will be accepted for any reason.
  • No objections to the scoring method, prize money, or other inquiries will be accepted.





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