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Monday, 12 June 2017

From the very beginning, the Maria Callas Grand Prix in opera and piano traced this issue on the fact that discovering a talent is one thing; awarding a musician, ready to successfully meet the high standards of an international career, is quite another. Consequently, the criteria and requirements between these two differ accordingly. As a result, a dynamic personality, communication skills, stage presence, an extended repertoire, as well as the ability to decisively cope with the various stage difficulties are qualities that lead to a successful career.

With a view to introducing outstanding young artists to the public, as well as expanding the scope of a perhaps already existing career, Athenaeum expects from the participants the execution of a highly demanding program. The Maria Callas Grand Prix has been established to award those gifted artists, and this would be the fullfilment of what Athenaeum quests for.

The 40th International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Opera will be held from the 3rd until the 10th of December 2017. For more information visit,