Extraordinary Prize, bestowed by the Ferrer-Salat Foundation of Music dedicated to the study of singing technique, granted to six registered Spanish singers who have participated in any of the Contest auditions. The prize will consist of free tuition and hotel for two periods of one week each (from April 16th to 22nd, 2018 and from October 8th to 14th, 2018) to attend classes in vocal technique, taught by bass-bariton Jose Van Dam at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. These classes will be considered the beginning of a future young artist program at the Liceu.
Extraordinary prize of 5.000 €, offered by the tenor Plácido Domingo to the most outstanding Spanish contestant.
Extraordinary prize “Mercedes Viñas”, of 5.000 €, offered by Ms. Teresa Vilardell, as a scholarship to a one young singer.
Extraordinary prize of 2.000 €, and inclusion in the circuit of concerts of the "Xarxa de Músiques a Catalunya", offered by the Town Council of Moià (Barcelona) -birthplace of Tenor Viñas - and by the Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya, to the most outstanding Catalan contestant. The recital at the Xarxa de Músiques will be with piano accompaniment, they will be accomplished during the season 18-19 and accepting the terms of the Prize, it implies the commitment to achieve the tours with Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya.
Extraordinary prize, offered by the Teatro Real in Madrid, as a contract for a concert of the four main prizewinners of the 55th edition of the Francisco Viñas Contest (refer to article 15 in the Rules).
Extraordinary prize, offered by the Festival Castell de Peralada to one winner of an official prize, as a contract in the 2018 edition of the Festival.
Extraordinary prize, offered by the Associació d’Amics de l’Òpera de Sabadell and its president, the soprano Mirna Lacambra, as a contract to a winner of an Official Prize.
Extraordinary prize, offered by Ms. Leonor Gago, director of Concerlírica Ópera Internacional, as a contract to perform with her company in the next season. Prize reserved for a finalist.
Extraordinary prize, offered by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, as a scholarship to attend the International Summer Courses, to a young contestant.
Extraordinary prize offered by the European Opera Centre to a European singer as a bursary of up to 3.000 € to participate in the Centre’s projects. Prize reserved for a finalist.
Extraordinary prize of 5 scholarships (value 5.000€ each), offered by Internationale OpernWerkstatt, to 5 singers for the participation in the Festival of young voices / Internationale OpernWerkstatt. They will be presented in 4 scenic performances in Sigriswil, Bern, Basel and Zürich, Switzerland.
Extraordinary prize, offered by the International Academy of Music Elena Obraztsova (St. Petersburg) as a scholarship of one year duration. (Includes academic costs and travel costs)
Extraordinary prize to the best performer of Oratorio –Lied composed by 3 Special Prizes. Prize reserved for finalists. (refer to article 15 in the Rules).
- Special prize of 5.000 € offered by the Fundación bancaria de La Caixa.
- Special prize “Victoria de los Ángeles”, of 3.000 € and participation in the Lied Festival “Life Victoria Barcelona 2018”, offered by the Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation with the sponsorship of Onahotels.
- Special prize, offered by the Associació Franz Schubert, as a concert in the next edition of the Schubertiade in Vilabertran (Girona) to the best performer of Schubert.