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Siemens Arts Program - Music

“It's like a dream”


İlkin Alpay, winner of the 2016 Siemens Opera Contest in Istanbul, performs at Carnegie Hall in New York. With the Siemens Opera Contest the company offers young talents the chance to enter the opera world in cooperation with the Siemens culture-partners, such as Salzburg Festival, the Bavarian Stateopera, the National Opéra Paris and Carnegie Hall.

Music - promoting excellence


Classical music has featured prominently in our work since the program's inception. At the same time, we are also committed to supporting productions that feature contemporary forms of musical expression. Against this background we initiate dance performances and sound experiments as well as musical productions and classical concerts.


An important aim of our activities is to nurture the next generation of creative talent around the world. We do this through our own competitions for aspiring artists (e.g. Siemens Opera Contest) and by forging links between new talents and established international cultural institutions (Carnegie Hall New York, Opera Garnier Paris, Bavarian State Opera, Salzburg Festival).


Linking the musical world


İlkin Alpay can still feel the awe-inspiring boards of Carnegie Hall beneath her feet. After singing at the world-famous venue, she’s surrounded by adoring New York music fans: today is just like a dream for the young soprano.

See the video of the Siemens Opera Contest
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