Scholarship Michiko Hirayama

Chosen unanimously for the scholarship "Michiko Hirayama" turned out to be VIRGINIA GUIDI



The Isabella Scelsi Foundation announces the fourth edition of the competition for the award of a scholarship to outstanding singers with a Conservatory diploma (or equivalent qualification obtained in Italy or abroad) who intend to dedicate themselves to perfecting contemporary vocality, particularly with regard to music by Giacinto Scelsi.

The scholarship is named after Michiko Hirayama, the Japanese interpreter, who for many years worked with Giacinto Scelsi.
The Isabella Scelsi Foundation aims at paying tribute to Mrs. Hirayama, expressing its gratitude for the recent donation given to the
Scelsi Archives of all her documents and scores, a precious study tool to widen one’s knowledge of the contemporary vocal repertoire.
The scholarship is sponsored and funded by the Isabella Scelsi Foundation, with the collaboration and support of the Institute of Japanese Culture in Italy and the Association Nuova Consonanza in Rome.
The jury is chaired by the President of the Isabella Scelsi Foundation and made up of the President of Nuova Consonanza, the Director of the Institute of Japanese Culture in Italy and the Scientific Director of the Isabella Scelsi Foundation.
To enter the competition, an application must be submitted containing the candidate’s personal data and the following documents:
1) self-certification with: a) list of one’s own qualifications; b) details of any further training after having obtained an academic title;
2) signed résumé, accompanied by a list of the main activities performed and by a list of sound links documenting the candidate’s most outstanding performances.
The application and the required documentation accompanied by a copy of the candidate's document of identity must be sent by e-mail to:
The Commission responsible may request to be able to view the original documents of the qualifications declared by the candidate.
Applications must be received no later than June 25th.
The results will be announced July 12th, 2019.
The scholarship consists in a monetary contribution of euro 1.000,00 (one thousand/00).
To the winner is required an extensive consultation of all sources available for cognitive process and interpretive complexity. In addition the winner will benefit from training and detailed study events supported and promoted by the Isabella Scelsi Foundation.
The scholarship ends in July 2020 with a public performance by the winning candidate.

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