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The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition – Results Announced!


The winners of the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition have been announced. The first prize goes to Maria Motolygina from Russia, while Alina Adamski won the PWM Edition Prize for the best performance of a Polish 20th/21st-century song.


The jury has granted the following statutory prizes:

• 1st prize: Maria Motolygina – Russia
• 2nd prize: Slávká Zamečniková – Slovakia
• 3rd prize: Long Long – China
• 4th prize: Ruslana Koval – Ukraine
• 5th prize: Gihoon Kim – South Korea
• 6th prize: Piotr Buszewski – Poland

The PWM Edition Award in the 10th edition of the Competition, amounting to EUR 2000, has been presented to the soprano Alina Adamski (Poland), who sang Karol Szymanowski’s Song of the Wave from his cycle of six Songs of the Fairy-Tale Princess Op. 31 (No. 5) to words by Zofia Szymanowska. The Competition Jury included managers of the greatest opera houses and festivals, such as the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Salzburger Festspiele, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Staatsoper Berlin, as well as Polish singers of international renown: Ewa Podleś, Izabella Kłosińska and Piotr Beczała.

This year’s anniversary edition of the Moniuszko Vocal Competition is conceived as part of the great celebrations of the composer’s birth bicentenary. PWM Edition is a strategic partner of the Festival.

The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition was held on 5th-11th May. Seventy seven singers from several dozen foreign countries as well as from Poland came to Teatr Wielki – The Polish National Opera in Warsaw for the auditions, whose first stage took place on 6th-7th May. Forty performers (12 representatives of Poland included) qualified for stage two, held on 8th-9th May. 14 participants, including 4 Poles, made it into the finals.

The full list of the singers awarded in the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition is available on the official website of Teatr Wielki – The Polish National Opera.

The Moniuszko Vocal Competition is the largest event of this type in Poland. Young artists from all over the world have been flocking to Warsaw since 1992 to present their talents to eminent representatives of the music world. Success in the Competition has paved the way to international careers for many of them. More information about the Competition can be found on the official website of Teatr Wielki – The Polish National Opera.

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