2017 INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION

WINNERS

ED ROSEN MEMORIAL GRAND PRIZE
JAEMAN YOON - Baritone - $5,000

SECOND PRIZE - TIE
GERARDO DE LA TORRE - Baritone - $2,500
KANG WANG - Tenor - $2,500

AUDIENCE FAVORITE - TIE
JANA MCINTYRE - Soprano - $750
FELICIA MOORE - Soprano - $750

ENCOURAGEMENT GRANTS
BRYAN MURRAY - Baritone - $500
SUZANNAH WADDINGTON - Soprano - $500

OPERAVISION ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP
Tuition-free three week opera study and performance program in Busseto, Italy
with Aprile Millo, Dr. Mária Vetere, and Maestro Richard Bonynge.
CARAMI HILAIRE - Soprano

CENTRO STUDI ITALIANI ITALIAN LANGUAGE STUDY SCHOLARSHIP
Tuition-free, one month long Italian language study
in Urbania, Italy with Centro Studi Italiani.
SIMAN CHUNG, Countertenor


A Note From Our Founder

Dear Friends,

2017 brought us 400+ applicants from 10 different countries, with 150 semi finalists singing live auditions, 19 finalists, and 9 winners. Congratulations to all! A special thanks to our illustrious judges for their time and expertise: Ken Benson, Catherine Malfitano, Aprile Millo, Eve Queler, Lenore Rosenberg & Neil Shicoff, as well as to our inimitable advisory board. Luigi Caiola’s incredible generosity and support was unparalleled, as well as Stephen De Maio, and Dennis Zheng. The brilliant playing of pianist, Dr. Michael Fennelly, who supported the singers orchestrally with immense attention and nuance, was a treasure.

We thank everyone most sincerely and are looking forward to the future. Bravi tutti! We believe that Premiere Opera founder, Edward Rosen, would be quite honored and proud of what we all have accomplished in our very first year!

Thank you again very much for your continued support of our mission - we are deeply honored.

Sincerely,

 
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Eric Margiore