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ABOUT US

The Kosciuszko Foundation 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 Kochanska, 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. 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Thomas Lausmann
Director of Music Administration, The Metropolitan Opera

 

HONORARY PATRONS
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Piotr Beczala
Tenor

JURY

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Daniele Callegari

Orchestra Conductor

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Beata Klatka
Director of the Moniuszko Competition, and 
Head of the Opera Academy at
The Grand Theater - Polish National Opera
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Tomasz Konieczny
Bass-baritone
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