Elisse Albian Takes First Prize at Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Finals ConcertBy David Salazar
The Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Finals Concert has announced its winners.
First place went to Elisse Albian with second prize going to Elijah McCormack, and third to Nicholas Burns.
Albian will receive a $7,000 cash prize along with the Richard Pace Award while McCormack takes home $5,000 and the Meyerson/Zwanger. Burns gets the Robert and Winifred Connelly Green Award and $3,000.
Meanwhile, soprano Kendra Berentsen was the recipient of the Esther Korshin Award and $2,500; baritone Edward Vogel took home the Betty Brummett Award and $1,500; tenor Andrew Bearden Brown received the William Grogan Award and $1,000; and mezzo-soprano Michelle Mariel Mariposa was rewarded the Robert and Winifred Connelly Green Award and $1,000.
The final took place on April 15, 2023 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.