New York, NY
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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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Edyta Kulczak
mezzosoprano

 

HONORARY PATRONS
Aleksanda Kurzak
soprano
Roberto Alagna 
tenor
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Plácido Domingo
tenor

Diane Zola, The Metropolitan Opera

Nino Sanikidze, Los Angeles Opera

Greg Henkel, San Francisco Opera

Francesco Bottigliero, conductor

JURY

HONORARY JURY

Joseph Calleja

tenor

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Mariusz Kwiecień
baritone​

SPECIAL GUEST

Pretty Yende

PIANIST

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Brent Funderburk, 
Pianist & Vocal Coach