Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song Calls For Participants


The Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song (MIFLAS) is calling for participants in its annual celebration of lieder and art song. Singers and pianists from across Australia are invited to apply to participate in its festival masterclasses and concert series.

Applications are now open and close on Tuesday 3 April 2018, details here.

The Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song, will run from 7 -13 July 2018, at the Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville.

This year the Festival will focus on the songs of Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler and on art song in English. It will be led by special guest artists, Dr Graham Johnson OBE, a world-renowned accompanist and art song authority, and Sir Thomas Allen, internationally acclaimed baritone, recitalist and opera singer.

MIFLAS aims to nurture the next generation of performers of lieder and art song, encouraging them to achieve the highest standards of excellence in this art form. All masterclasses and concerts, featuring Dr Johnson, Sir Thomas Allen and MIFLAS participants, will be open to the public.

One of the foremost accompanists Dr Graham Johnson is internationally acclaimed for his performances and recordings of art song repertoire, as well as for his scholarship.

Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world. He has sung over fifty roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; in 2012 he celebrated his 40th anniversary of his debut with the company. An acclaimed recitalist, he is equally renowned on the concert platform and has appeared with the world’s great orchestras and conductors.

Founded in 2014 by Patricia Price as the WAAPA International Art Song Academy, in 2018 the newly named Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song will be hosted by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at the University of Melbourne. MIFLAS is based on the model established by the WAAPA International Art Song Academy.  Patricia Price will continue her role as artistic director.


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