Scholarship Michiko Hirayama

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 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 of the Association Nuova Consonanza in Rome and the patronage of the Institute of Japanese Culture in Rome.

The scholarship, now in its sixth edition, saw winners Anna Piroli (2016), Eleonora Claps (2017), Olga Vlasova (2018), Virginia Guidi (2019), Rosie Middletton (2020), Claudia Graziadei (2021), Sarah Grace Graves (2022) and Viktoriia Vitrenko (2023).

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