“Jaani Kirik” Concert Hall invites all who admire talent of the outstanding baritone singer Georg Ots to the Concert-Opening of The First International Music Festival-Competition named after this famous singer, the idol of millions of listeners around the world.

17 July, 2017, 19.00: Opening Concert “A DEDICATION TO GEORG OTS”
Concert Program will include performance of THE STARS from the THEATER “THE ST. PETERSBURG CHAMBER OPERA”.
Masterpieces of world vocal classics, arias from operas and operettas, and Neapolitan songs will be performed by the best baritone singers from the Theater “The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera”, Prima Opera soloists, who will gather tonight at The “Jaani Kirik” Concert Hall to remind through their art and talent to residents and guests of the Cultural Capital about brilliant and unique genius of such a great performer.




17–22 of July 2017

In July 2017 in St. Petersburg for the first time the «Georg Ots International music festival» of vocalists will be held. The uniqueness of this event is that such a festival was not yet held in the history of international vocal contests. The name that this competition bears belongs to the outstanding singer, the real star of the world opera scene - Georg Ots: being native of Petersburg, but resident of Estonia, Ots has become a cultural icon for several generations of listeners. Therefore, the festival-contest of his name is held exactly in the Estonian Concert Hall «Jaani Kirik» in St. Petersburg.

A man-legend, the owner of a beautiful, velvet baritone, speaking to the heart, Georg Ots was equally good in opera, operetta and concert stage. The idol of the public, by all his many-sidedness, Ots was a strikingly integral artist, with some innate naturalness, he moved from one genre to another, always remaining himself.

The jury of the contest includes — leading musicians, theater workers, producers and teachers.

Vocalists aged 20-35 from all over the world can take part in the contest. Prize fund: Grand Prix – 5000 euros, 1 prize — 3000 euros, 2 prize — 1500 euros, 3 prize — 1000 euros. Special prizes are also provided, which give to laureate the opportunity to take part in concerts and concert tours.

Contest voice trialsare conducted in three rounds in the Concert Hall «Jaani Kirik»: 1st and 2nd rounds - accompanied by a piano, 3rd round - accompanied by an orchestra.

During the days of the festival eventful program is waiting for participants and St. Petersburg music lovers: in addition to the voice-trials, master classes performed by jury members will take place, concerts of leading musicians of the world, round tables and meetings with jury members and leading experts in the field of music, and, of course, gala concerts of Contest laureates.

Managment of the music festival