From 127 applicants, from 39 different nations all over the world - the eight winners have finally been chosen! Read more about the eight amazing singers in their short biographies below, and make sure to save the date for the big happening in Bodø 24th of June to 2nd of July 2022.

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Camilo Delgado Díaz 29 Born: Colombia - Residence: Netherlands. Tenor

Camilo Delgado Diaz was chosen for the Junges Ensemble season 2020/2021 at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen. Operatic appearances include Keiser’s “Octavia”, Monteverdi’s “Orfeo,” and “Vespro della beata Vergine”. Diaz was a finalist at the 5th International Competition Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck and at the Corneille Competition 2021 in Rouen, France. He performed in Handel's Alcina under Maestro Andrea Marcon as the winner tenor of the Voci Olimpiche Competition. Camilo holds a master’s degree in Baroque singing from the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne.


Johanna Rosa Falkinger 26 Born: Austria - Residence: Austria. Soprano

Johanna Rosa Falkinger has performed as a soloist at orchestral concerts, oratorios and masses. She is a member of "Momentum vocal music" and regularly performs with the "Company of Music" at the Vienna Concert Hall. Johanna has won prizes in Le Concours Corneille, Rouen, France, and the WDR Price at the H.I.F.Biber Competition in St. Florian, Austria with Ensemble freymut, and is currently a Master student in Early Music Singing at MUK Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.


Paulina Francisco 29 Born: United States - Residence: Canada. Soprano

Paulina Francisco has performed as a soloist with several ensembles, including the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque, and the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. She was a finalist in the 2021 Handel Aria Competition and is in the final stages of completing a DM in Historical Performance at Indiana University. Additionally, Paulina holds a Graduate Certificate in Vocology from IU, a Master of Arts in Early Music from the University of Southern California and Bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Public Relations from Carroll University.


Megan Kahts 33 Born: South Africa - Residence: Austria. Mezzo-soprano

Megan Kath has several years of experience performing as a soloist with orchestras and opera production. She had her debut in Vienna’s Musikverein in 2019 with the Lissy String Quartet. At an early age, Kahts won 1st prize in the Phillip H Moore Music Competition 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the years she has won additional prizes, recently the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival Competition 2019. Megan holds Master’s degrees in both Lied and Oratorium Singing and in Opera singing. She is currently completing an additional Master’s degree in Historical Performance Practice at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.


Franko Klisović 27 Born: Croatia - Residence: Croatia. Countertenor

Franko Klisović was in his early studies when he in 2016 was engaged as Ottone in Handel's Agrippina at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. He has performed regularly with orchestras and opera companies, including in Doha at the Katara Opera House and at the Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka. In the 2020/2021 season, he performed the role of Nireno in G. F. Händel’s “Giulio Cesare in Egitto” in Rijeka. Franko has won numerous awards at international vocal competitions, including the Audience prize at the Premiere Opera Foundation + NYIO in NY, USA, 2020 and 1st prize at the Tullio Serafin singing competition, Vicenza, Italy, 2021. He is currently pursuing a degree from the University of Zagreb Academy of Music.


Lauren Lodge-Campbell 29 Born: UK - Residence: UK. Soprano

British/Australian soprano Lodge-Campbell performs regularly as a soloist with prominent ensembles, including Les Arts Florissants, English Chamber Orchestra, and Southbank Sinfonia. She is also a busy opera soloist - recent roles include Lole in Handel’s “Hercules” at the Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe and Proserpina/Ninfa in Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” with Les Arts Florissants. Lauren has received several awards over the years, including the Audience Prize at the Handel Singing Competition in 2018 and the 1st Prize at the Schubert Society Song Prize at London Song Festival, 2017. She holds a Master’s degree from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.


Jorge Armando Martínez Escutia 21 Born: Mexico - Residence: Switzerland. BaritoneThe young baritone Martínez Escutia has a significant experience as soloist. Recent performances include J. S. Bach, Magnificat BWV 243 and Cantata BWV 211 with La Academia de Música Antigua de la UNAM, Mexico City, and the role as Aeneas in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” at Festival Impulso, Mexico City. Jorge was a First Prize winner in the XXIX Francisco Araiza Singing Competition, 2018, Mexico City and Third Prize winner in the VII María Bonilla Singing Competition, 2017. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in renaissance-romantic singing at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland.


Kieran White 32 Born: UK - Residence: UK. Tenor / Haute Contre

Kieran White is an established performer and soloist with leading European ensembles, including Amsterdam Baroque and the Edvard Grieg Kor, Norway. He performs regularly with the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and with Copenhagen Soloists. Recent operatic engagements include Castor in “Castor et Pollux” by Rameau with Warsaw Kamerlana, Poland; Damon in Handel's “Acis & Galatea” with Dorset Opera, UK and Ruggiero in “La Liberazione di Ruggiero” by Caccini Brighton Early Music, UK. Kieran received 2nd prize in the Prize Froville International Baroque Competition 2021. He holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London