The 24 year-old French soprano Elsa Dreisig and 28 year-old Belarusian Anatoli Sivko have won the Bertelsmann Stiftung's 16th International Singing Competitiontypo3/ NEUE STIMMEN 2015. Both singers will receive €15,000 in award money and tremendous career opportunities.
Eleven finalists performed at the final concert held on October 24 in typo3/Gütersloh. A total of €60,000 was awarded to the top three finalists in both the male and female categories. Each remaining finalist received a development prize. The Duisburg philharmonic under the direction of English conductor Graeme Jenkins accompanied the singers during the final concert.