foundation Jóvenes Cantantes M.P.
the aim and purpose of the foundation Jóvenes Cantantes M.P. to
provide young opera singers, who have the desire and the talent to carry
out their profession on a high artistic and international level, with
economic, logistic and artistic support.
The basic training for opera singers in Costa Rica is sound and good.
Still, afterwards many talents have to fend for themselves – and
quite a few fail due to the traps of the professional progress.
To change this circumstance, Mario Marin established the foundation Jóvenes
Cantantes M.P. in spring of the year 2005.
The support of two experienced international artists could be won for
the management of the foundation: the soprano Iride Martínez and
the conductor and pianist Siegmund Weinmeister.
The foundation accompanies highly talented opera singers from Costa Rica
during their first steps in Europe.
service of the foundation and how you can apply for our program
How do we choose the candidates?
At least once a year, auditions will take place where we chose the candidates
who deserve to be sponsored. Either they are still absolving a vocal training
or they already have completed their degree. And they have applied for
an audition at the secretariat of the foundation.
What is in
store for the scholarship holders?
The patronage lasts two years. During this period the scholarship holders
are provided with possibilities of intensive, further education, partly
in groups, partly in private coaching, in workshops, master classes or
If they should be qualified, the sponsorship holders are going to travel
to Europe for auditions at performing arts agencies, opera theatres, etc.
at the expense of the foundation.
on the development program
the foundation expect from the scholarship holders?
In order to safeguard the future work of the foundation, we urge all scholarship
holders, should their career be successful, to return the support for
the audition trip to the foundation within an economically reasonable
scope. This happens on a voluntary basis.
Send an e-mail,
a fax or a letter to the secretariat of Kathleen Maertens.
Describe your educational background, your experience and your aim.
The foundation will contact you on receipt of your application.