The 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition has announced the winners of its annual competition.
The 12 finalists performed Polish arias and arias from the world repertoire, accompanied by the orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera under the baton of maestro Andriy Yurkevych.
The Grand Prix was awarded to Juliana Grigoryan from Armenia while the winner of the first prize in the category of female voices was Nombulelo Yende from RSA. The second prize went to DariJa Augustan m from Croatia, and the third prize went YulIia Zasimova from Ukraine.
The first prize in the male voices category was not awarded, while the second prize went to SzYmon Mechlinski from Poland and Volodymr Tyshkov from Ukraine ex aequo and the third prize went to Rafael Alejandro Del Angel Garcia from Mexico.
With her interpretation of Halka’s aria Nombulelo Yende won the year’s Audience Award.
The final concert is available online on the VOD streaming platform of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera and on OperaVision. It will also be retransmitted by the TVP Kultura at 3.15 p.m. on the 15th of June.
Here is the full list of winners:
• GRAND PRIZE – EUR 15,000 JULIANA GRIGORYAN
• FIRST PRIZE – EUR 10,000 NOMBULELO YENDE
• SECOND PRIZE – EUR 8,000 DARIJA AUGUŠTAN
• THIRD PRIZE – EUR 6,000 YULIIA ZASIMOVA
• FIRST PRIZE – EUR 10,000 NOT AWARDED
• SECOND PRIZE – EUR 8,000 ex aequo SZYMON MECHLIŃSKI and VOLODYMYR TYSHKOV
• THIRD PRIZE – EUR 6,000 RAFAEL ALEJANDRO DEL ANGEL GARCIA
• PRIZE FOR THE REMAINING FINALISTS – EUR 2,000 each
• MARIA FOŁTYN PRIZE for the best performance of a Stanisław Moniuszko piece – EUR 8,000 NOMBULELO YENDE
• PRIZES FOR THE BEST YOUNG PIANISTS (born not earlier than 6 June 1987) – EUR 2,000
MS ALINA SHEVCHENKO AND MS KATELAN TRẦN TERRELL
Every entrant who qualifies for and performs in Stage 2 of the Competition but does not qualify for Stage 3 (the Finals) will receive EUR 500 from the Organisers.
TEATR WIELKI – POLISH NATIONAL OPERA PRIZE for the most beautiful performance of a Polish song: EUR 3,000 GABRIEL ROLLINSON
PRIZES FROM THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION (USA) funded by ANN COX ZAGOREOS:
TWO CARLO MARIA GIULINI PRIZES awarded separately in the male and female voice categories*Prize in memory of Carlo Maria Giulini, for a performance of profound musical expression drawing on the essence of humanity: USD 5,000* ELIZA BOOM, XIAOMENG ZHANG
Il premio nella memoria di Carlo Maria Giulini per il canto che sorge dall’emozione profonda e che attinge dall’essenza di umanità.
JAN AND EDWARD RESZKE PRIZE for the best performance of a Polish work by a foreign entrant: USD 3,000 THEODORE PLATT
MARTA EGGERTH AND JAN KIEPURA PRIZE for the most promising Polish voice: USD 2,000 GABRIELA GOŁASZEWSKA
MARCELLA SEMBRICH-KOCHAŃSKA PRIZE for the youngest finalist: USD 2,000 funded by the Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association (USA) JULIANA GRIGORYAN
BOGUSŁAW KACZYŃSKI PRIZE for the best Polish singer: PLN 10,000 funded by ORFEO – the Bogusław Kaczyński Foundation SZYMON MECHLIŃSKI
SEPTEM OCTAVES ASSOCIATION PRIZE sponsored by Agnieszka Rehlis, for the best performance of a piece by a Polish composer: PLN 10,000 JAKUB FOLTAK
AUDIENCE PRIZE funded by PZU insurance company for the finalist chosen in a vote by the competition audience: EUR 5,000 NOMBULELO YENDE
PRIZE OF THE MONIUSZKO MUSIC LOVERS SOCIETY for the best performance of a piece by Stanisław Moniuszko: a statuette by artist Marian Konieczny NOMBULELO YENDE
PRIZE OF THE LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN ASSOCIATION: an invitation to perform in a concert during the 4th Elsner and His Successors Festival of Romantic Works XIAOMENG ZHANG
PRIZE OF THE KATOWICE CITY OF GARDENS – KRYSTYNA BOCHENEK CULTURAL INSTITUTION: participation in a concert during the 32nd International Festival of Young Winners of Music Competitions JULIANA GRIGORYAN, VOLODYMYR TYSHKOV
OPERA FOR PEACE PRIZE: mentoring by Opera for Peace Ambassador Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor) for a young artist at the beginning of their career MATTEO IVAN RAŠIĆ
SPECIAL PRIZE FROM PRESTO MAGAZINE: one year’s media care ZUZANNA NALEWAJEK
*the prize, worth PLN 15,000, is not a cash reward
THREE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI POLISH-UKRAINIAN FOUNDATION for young artists from Ukraine: USD 3,500 each, funded by ANN COX ZAGOREOS ANASTASIA POLISHCHUK, MARIANA MAZUR, MARIIA KNIHNYTSKA
AWARD OF PROF. DR HAB. TADEUSZA PSZONKA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF JAN KIEPURA FESTIVAL in Krynica Zdrój: participation in one of the concerts of the 56th Festival funded by the Cultural Center in Krynica Zdrój ZUZANNA NALEWAJEK, NOMBULELO YENDE, DARIJA AUGUŠTAN
SPECIAL AWARD FROM CHAIR OF THE JURY JOHN ALLISON ZUZANNA NALEWAJEK
THE LVIV NATIONAL OPERA PRIZE: INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE THE COMPANY’S PERFORMANCE IN THE 2022/23 ARTISTIC SEASON SZYMON MECHLIŃSKI