The Kosciuszko Foundation will hold its Marcella Sembrich International Competition November 3-4, 2018, but the application deadline is coming fast on September 1. Singers of all vocal ranges aged 20-32 are invited to apply. The Competition offers generous prizes and a special Winner’s Prize that includes the acceptance to the 2019 Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw with airfare to Poland thrown in!
The auditions will be held at the Ida K. Lang Hall at Hunter College in New York City and jurors include Metropolitan Opera’s Joshua Winograde, Houston Grand Opera’s Diane Zola, San Francisco Opera’s Greg Henkel and Maestro Francesco Bottigliero. Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak are Honorary Patrons of this Competition.
The Kosciuszko Foundation’s Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition was established in 1968 to encourage young singers to study the repertoire of Polish composers and to honor Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich Kochańska, one of the greatest artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, 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. For more information and application forms, please go to: https://www.kfsembrich.org/