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Finals of the 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition

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giu 2022
11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition
Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera 6-11 June 2022
 
Long awaited, the finals of the 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition took place on the 11th of June at the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera. The thrilling concert resulted in the selection of the winners of this year's Competition. 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 evening was a celebration of the patron of the Competition, Stanisław Moniuszko. The music from Stanisław Moniuszko's Halka resonated in particular, because as many as 6 participants presented arias from this opera - Dean Murphy (USA) performed Janusz’s recitative and aria Qual sorte o cielo!… Per chè nell’ ore (Skąd tu przybyła… Czemuż mnie w chwilach) in Italian and Xiaomeng Zhang (China) in Polish, Nombulelo Yende (South Africa) and Juliana Grigoryan (Armenia) sang Halka’s recitative and aria Ha! Dzieciątko nam umiera… O mój maleńki, Darija Auguštan (Croatia) and Eliza Boom (New Zealand) Halka’s recitative and aria O jakżebym klęczeć… Gdyby rannym słonkiem, and Rafael Alejandro Del Angel Garcia (Mexico) Jontek’s aria Szumią jodły na gór szczycie from the 4th act of Halka. Moniuszko's pieces were also performed by Inna Fedorii (Ukraine), Zuzanna Nalewajek (Poland) and Volodymyr Tyshkov (Ukraine). There were also outstanding interpretations of works from the world repertoire - the soloists sang arias from operas by Giuseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Giacomo Puccini.

Waiting for the results was adorned with a real treat - recital of the winners of the 9th Moniuszko Competition - countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński (2nd prize in the male voices category) and pianist Michał Biel (prize for an outstanding young pianist). The impressive stage of the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera has suddenly become an extremely intimate space as the duo performed songs by Polish composers, which are part of the repertoire of their album Farewells, released in May 2022.

 
Waiting for the results was adorned with a real treat - recital of the winners of the 9th Moniuszko Competition - countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński (2nd prize in the male voices category) and pianist Michał Biel (prize for an outstanding young pianist). The impressive stage of the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera has suddenly become an extremely intimate space as the duo performed songs by Polish composers, which are part of the repertoire of their album Farewells, released in May 2022.After tense anticipation, the verdict of the Jury of the 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition was announced. The Grand Prix was awarded to JULIANA GRIGORYAN from Armenia. The winner of the first prize in the category of female voices is NOMBULELO YENDE from RSA, second prize DARIJA AUGUŠTAN from Croatia, third prize YULIIA ZASIMOVA from Ukraine.
First prize in the male voices category has not been awarded, the second prize went to SZYMON MECHLIŃSKI from Poland and VOLODYMYR TYSHKOV from Ukraine ex aequo, the third to RAFAEL ALEJANDRO DEL ANGEL GARCIA from Mexico. With her interpretation of Halka's aria NOMBULELO YENDE won the hearts of the listeners and is this year's winner of the Audience Award.

A beautiful summary of the evening was brought by the words from the letter of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, prof. dr hab. Piotr Gliński, read by Undersecretary of State Wanda Zwinogrodzka - “On this very day, which is so important for the winners of the 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition, and in such a special time, the words of St. Basil the Great are more than telling: Singing is rest for the soul and the beginning of peace. It calms the tumult and agitation of thoughts, relieves anger. It prepares people for love, unites deviates, and reconciles enemies.”

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.

The 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition is held under the Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Professor Piotr Gliński. Also, this year PZU and PKN Orlen are Competition's patrons.

Jakub Józef Orliński appeared courtesy of Erato/Warner Classics

 
FULL LIST OF PRIZE-WINNERS OF THE 11th INTERNATIONAL STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO VOCAL COMPETITION:

PRESCRIBED PRIZES:

• GRAND PRIZE – EUR 15,000 JULIANA GRIGORYAN

Female voices:
• FIRST PRIZE – EUR 10,000 NOMBULELO YENDE
• SECOND PRIZE – EUR 8,000 DARIJA AUGUŠTAN
• THIRD PRIZE – EUR 6,000 YULIIA ZASIMOVA

Male voices:
• 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.

SPECIAL PRIZES:

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

REPERTOIRE OF STAGE 3 OF THE 11th INTERNATIONAL STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO VOCAL COMPETITION on website
 
THE JURY OF THE 11th INTERNATIONAL STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO VOCAL COMPETITION:

John Allison - Chair of the Jury - Editor of Opera Magazine
Paul Hopper - Associate Artistic Administrator Metropolitan Opera
Peter Mario Katona - Director of Casting, Royal Opera House, London
Izabela Kłosińska - Casting Director, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera
Mariusz Kwiecień - Baritone, Artistic Director, Wrocław Opera
Gianluca Macheda - Director of GM Art&Music
Roberto Mauro - Director, Artistic Planning, Canadian Opera Company
Eleonora Pacetti - Director, Fabbrica Young Artist Program, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Olga Pasiecznik - soprano
Nicholas Payne - Director, Opera Europa
Ewa Podleś - Contralto
Tobias Truniger - Director of Bayerische Staatsoper Opera Studio
Anette Weber - Opera Director, Opernhaus Zürich
Edith Wiens - Soprano, professor of voice, director of Internationale Meistersinger Akademie
 
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