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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 State Opera, 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

Siemens Opera Contest

The Siemens Opera Contest is a professional singing competition for the best young singers. In 2018, the contest will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its place of origin in Istanbul/Turkey. 2017 the contest took also place in France for the first time.