Lawrence Basara Kiharangwa Wins Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

The Fritz & Laviana Jensen Foundation awarded tenor Lawrence Basara Kiharangwa first place winner of the organization’s 23rd Annual Vocal Competition. Kiharangwa sealed first place with performances of  “Se all’impero amici Dei” from Mozart’s “Clemenza di Tito” and “Salut! Demeure chaste et pure” from Gounod’s “Faust.” The win comes with a grant of $15,000. “The money earned from this award {…}

Shannon Keegan Named the 2022 Winner of the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

Mezzo-soprano Shannon Keegan was announced the winner of the 2022 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. Keegan offered “Wie du warst” from Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier,” “Séguidilla” from Bizet’s “Carmen,” and “Cara speme” from “Giulio Cesare” by Händel. The preliminary judges included Kirsten Chambers, Ben Leaptrott, Jr., and Oliver Worthington. Maestro Gregory Buchalter, Francesca Condeluci, and Dr. Carleen Graham were the finalist {…}