2018 INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION

WINNERS

EDWARD ROSEN MEMORIAL GRAND PRIZE
TAKAOKI ONISHI - Baritone - $5,000

DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY MEMORIAL CAREER GRANT
TAKAOKI ONISHI - Baritone - $3,500

TEATRO ALLA SCALA AUDITION PRIZE
All expense paid private audition for Toni Gradsack,
head of casting at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
MARIO ROJAS - Tenor

SECOND PRIZE
DASHAUI CHEN - Tenor - $2,500

THIRD PRIZE
ZIYI DAI - Soprano - $1,500

AUDIENCE FAVORITE
XIAOMENG ZHANG - Baritone - $1,000

DR. DAVID DICHIERA ENCOURAGEMENT GRANTS
AARON CROUCH - Tenor - $1,000
SAE LIN KIM - Mezzo Soprano - $1,000
MARIO ROJAS - Tenor - $1,000

DANIEL BIAGGI CAREER CONSULTATION PRIZES
DASHAUI CHEN - Tenor
ZIYI DAI - Soprano
ANASTASIIA SIDOROVA - Mezzo Soprano
CAROLYN SPROULE - Mezzo Soprano
XENI TZIOUVARAS - Mezzo Soprano

PREMIERE OPERA VOCAL ARTS INSTITUTE STUDY GRANT
Tuition-free participation in POVAI, the prestigious summer operatic
& vocal technique institute in the stunning Puglia region of Italy.
AARON CROUCH - Tenor

JURY

KEN BENSON
President - Ken Benson Artists, Consultant - The Juilliard School,
former Vice President - Columbia Artist Management

BEATRICE BENZI
Vocal Coach & Accompanist - Teatro alla Scala di Milano,
Accademia Teatro alla Scala, IYDV Institute for Young Dramatic Voices

DANIEL BIAGGI
Interim Artistic Director - Portland Opera, Artistic Advisor - Atkins Young Artist Program Mariinsky Theater, former General Director - Palm Beach Opera

RICHARD BONYNGE
Conductor - Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Opera Australia,
Decca Recording Artist, Commander Awardee - The British Empire

MARIO CORRADI
Opera Director - Torre del Lago Festival, Michigan Opera Theater,
University of Notre Dame, Yale University, Catholic University of Milan

BARBARA FRITTOLI
Soprano - Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala di Milano,
Royal Opera House, Vienna Staatsoper, Decca Recording Artist

WA WA HAO
Tenor - Opera Hong Kong, Royal Academy of Music, Director - China Forbidden City Hong Hua Culture Ltd, Vice-President - Premiere Opera Foundation

ERIC MARGIORE
Tenor - San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Founder - Premiere Opera Foundation, Premiere Opera Vocal Arts Institute,
Premiere Artists Management

JACK MASTROIANNI
Consultant - IMG Artists, Board Director - Georg Solti Accademia,
former Vice President - Columbia Artist Management

GERALD MARTIN MOORE
Vocal & Artistic Consultant - Glyndebourne Festival, Carnegie Hall Weill Music
Institute Song Studio, Curtis Institute of Music, Decca Records

CONSTANTINE ORBELIAN
Artistic Director - Armenian National Opera Yerevan, Chief Conductor - Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Delos Records, Grammy Award Nominee,
former Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic

GIOVANNI PASOTTO

Managing Director - Centro Studi Italiani Italian Language Institute

JOAN PATENAUDE-YARNELL
Soprano - San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, New York City Opera
Voice Teacher - Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music

EVE QUELER
Artistic Director Emeritus - Opera Orchestra of New York,
Opera Honors Awardee - National Endowment for the Arts

LENORE ROSENBERG
Music Administrator - Spoleto Festival USA,
former Associate Artistic Administrator - Metropolitan Opera