1st Prize - Szymon Komasa, baritone
2nd Prize - Julia Lima, soprano
3rd Prize - Tatiana Poletskaya, soprano
A thank you to our jury: Charles Kellis (Juilliard), Lenore Rosenberg (Metropolitan Opera), Michael Benchetrit (Columbia Artists Management) and advisor, Malgorzata Kellis.
Thank you to all who participated.
Stay tuned for information regarding
our next competition!
The Kosciuszko Foundation's Sembrich Voice Competition will take place on April 5th and 6th, 2014.
The Competition honors the great Polish soprano Marcella Kochanska Sembrich, who made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1883. After an enormously successful career, the popular singer founded the vocal programs at both the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. Previous winners of the competition include Barbara Hendricks and Jan Opalach.
Required Repertoire for preliminary on SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014: Those who are accepted as contestants will be notified by the end of March 2014. They will then be required to submit a program for the preliminary.
1 18th century aria (Bach/Handel to Mozart)
1 operatic aria of your choice
1 song by Stanislaw Moniuszko*
1 19th century romantic selection
1 19th century operatic aria
1 20th century operatic aria
1 20th century Polish song*
1 one additional song from any 20th century repertoire
*You can find suggested repertoire and sources for the Polish and Moniuszko songs in various languages below.
Moniuszko in Other Languages:
Mieczysław Karłowicz (in Polish and German):
Ignacy Jan Paderewski: