2014 International Vocal Competition
Winners List
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Top Prize Benjamin Bliss
The Rose Braverman Trust Prize
Tenor
First Prize Ryan Speedo Green
The Musicians Emergency Fund Prize
Bass Baritone
  Rebecca Pedersen
Lissner Charitable Fund Prize - Karl Michaelis
Soprano
Second Prize Alexey Lavrov
The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Prize - in Honor of Stephen De Maio
Baritone
Third Prize Mario Chang
The Francesco and Mary Giambelli Foundation Prize in Memory of Licia Albanese
Tenor
  Courtney Johnson
The Gerda Lissner Foundation Prize
Soprano
  Virginie Verrez
The Estate of Rev. Vincent J. Termine Prize
Mezzo Soprano
Fourth Prize Shirin Eskandani
Liebergesell Foundation Prize In Memory of Licia Albanese
Mezzo Soprano
Fifth Prize Paul Han
CITY National Bank Prize - Joseph Sedillo, Sr. Vice President
Tenor
Grant Winners Susannah Biller
Ms. Elizabeth V. White Prize - in Memory of Licia Albanese
Soprano
  Jared Bybee
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thanhauser Prize
Baritone
  Dominick Chenes
Ricardo Tamura Prize - in Memory of Licia Albanese
Tenor
  Kidon Choi
Mr. and Mrs. Brian O'Connor Prize
Baritone
  Yasmine Levi-Ellentuck
Mary J. Radcliffe Prize
Soprano
  Norman Garrett
John C. Miller Prize
Baritone
  Marina Costa Jackson
JDM Capital Corp Prize
Soprano
  Shelley Jackson
Barbara Ann Testa Prize
Soprano
  Mingjie Lei
Mr. and Mrs. Al Palladino Prize - in Memory of Licia Albanese
Tenor
  Jamez McCorkle
Mr. and Mrs. Peik Larsen Prize
Baritone
  Courtney Mills
Anonymous Donor Prize
Soprano
  Jarrett Ott
Michael A. Fornabaio Prize - in loving Memory of Licia Albanese
Baritone
  Heather Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lukas Prize
Soprano
  Ewa Plonka
Mrs. Michele T. Classe - in memory of Rachel Saliba
Mezzo Soprano
  Ricardo Rivera
Mrs. Helen Houghton Prize
Baritone
  Alexandra Schenck
James B. Duffy Prize
Mezzo Soprano
  Brian Vu
Unalane Foundation Prize
Baritone
  Yohan Yi
Sachi Liebergesell Prize - In Memory of Rolf Liebergesell
Bass Barione
Encouragement Awards Jennifer Cherest
Vincent Fiorentino/ Sandra Halley Prize
Soprano
  Cynthia Cook
Sonja Larsen Prize
Mezzo Soprano
  Lauren Eberwein
Hon. Roy M Goodman Prize
Mezzo Soprano
  Liana Guberman
Enrico Caruso Foundation Prize - Cav. Uff. Aldo Mancusi
Soprano
  John Kapusta
Ms. Maria Catanzaro Prize
Tenor
  Ashley Kerr
Louise Simmons/Robert Funck Prize
Soprano
  Mireilla Murphy
Elaine Toscanini Prize
Soprano
  Karolina Pilou
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Holdridge Prize
Mezzo Soprano
  Lin Shi
Dr. Robert Campbell/Cesare Santeramo Prize
Mezzo Soprano
At the 2014 Gala Concert
Distinguished Achievement Awards:
Jan Cornelius Lisette Oropesa
Lori Phillips Roberto Larussi
John Matz

Orchestra:
Members of Opera Orchestra of New York
Conductor: Eve Queler

Pianists:
Arlene Shrut Jonathan C. Kelley*
*Jonathan C. Kelley appears courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

Host:
Brian Kellow
Judges for the 2014 International Vocal Competition:
Teresa Apolei, Scott Barnes, Ken Benson, Arturo Callegari, Nedda Casei, Paul Cote, Stephen De Maio, Bill Doherty, Gloria Gari, Robert Lombardo, Eve Queler, Beth Roberts, Lenore Rosenberg, Elinor Ross, Tony Russo, Jane Shaulis, James Thurmond Smithgall, Albert Stanziano, Barbara Ann Testa.
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