Сompetition rules




1. The competition will be held 16–23 September 2020 in Vilnius.

  • Singers of all nationalities can take part in the competition (sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, tenors, baritones, basses, and other voice types if they are able to perform arias from the FINAL), aged 18-35 (born not earlier than on 1 January 1985). The competition is held in one group for all voices together, singers will not be divided into separate categories.


Note: The competition is not open to previous 1st prize winners of this competition.




  • Participants register ONLINE from 1 March to 31 June in 2020 on website: https://artistdb.eu/en/nousr/contests

  • During the registration, the applicant must provide a valid YOUTUBE video performance link (maximum 3 links) about 10 - 15 minutes, where he/she performs a free program or selected arias. The video must not be edited. It might include recordings from different times. The organizers must receive the video link no later than 31 June 2020.

  • Each participant shall prepare a program in accordance with the Competition repertoire. The selected program should be stated in the application form.

  • During the ONLINE registration, it is necessary to pay the entrance fee, which is not refundable.

  • Questions are answered at the following contacts: info@ipmc.lt, address Totorių St 20, Vilnius, Lithuania.




  • Received applications on 1 July in 2020 are forwarded to the committee, which consists of the competition management.

  • Candidates are informed about their acceptance until 10 July in 2020. 

  • The entrance fee will not be refunded to competitors who were accepted and fail to arrive at the competition.

  • Management of the competition intermediates for the participants who need a VISA in order to come to Lithuania, but it doesn't bear any financial responsibility. To receive a VISA, please contact in advance (July, August) by e-mail info@ipmc.lt.




  • Audition (video link and application).

  • 1st Round with piano, (possible to come with an accompanist or perform together with the provided accompanist).

  • 2nd Round with piano, (possible to come with an accompanist or perform together with the provided accompanist).

  • Final Round with orchestra.


1st and 2nd Rounds will take place in The Great Hall of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Gedimino pr. 42);

Final Round will take place at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre;

The possible number of participants in the 2nd Round is no more than half of all participants competing in the 1st Round;

The Final Round will be limited to no more than SIX SINGERS;

 All repertoire has to be performed from memory. Participants decide about the order of performance of pieces in each round;

All performances are open to the public; 

The participation order will be established by drawing of lots – the order will remain valid until the end of the competition;






  • Travel to and from Vilnius is each competitors responsibility.
  • During all Rounds, the participants pay their own living expenses.
  • The organizing committee will provide Singers with rehearsal facilities. The organizers will provide professional accompanists before and on the 1st and 2nd Rounds. 1 acoustic rehearsal (10 min), 1 rehearsal at the class (40 min) and 1 performance on the stage will cost 80 EUR. Additional rehearsal at the class will cost 30 EUR. 
  • It is forbidden to have contact with the Jury during all the competition. After the announcement of the results, those who did not make it to the next round are welcome to ask the opinion of the Jury.
  • The students of the Jury members can take part in the competition, but those Jury members are not allowed to vote for their students or have an impact on the decisions of other Jury members and their decisions.
  • The decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Jury members could stop unprofessional performance.
  • The Jury has the right to announce no more than three laureates. 1st Prize is indivisible. If a higher prize is not awarded, the additional lower prize can be appointed, but no more than 3 awards. 
  • Competitors must register in person at the Secretariat at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 16 September, class 101, Gedimino pr. 42, Vilnius.
  • Chosen competition laureates, diploma holders and winners of the special prizes are obliged to take part in the Competition Final concerts of the competition without remuneration.
  • The Management of the Competition reserves a right to permit all the Competition performances and final concerts to be broadcasted by radio and television and to be produced as audio, video, film, CD, tape cassette and vinyl recordings without remuneration to the competitors.
  • Next International Virgilijus Noreika Competition for Singers is planned for 2023. 




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