SOLO COMPETITION NEWS
Jakub Jozef Orlinski - 2016 First Place Winner - is on the cover of October Opera News with an article about his debut at the Met in Matthew Aucoin's Eurydice.
Past solo competition winners Joshua Blue and Dashon Burton are featured on the Oratorio Society's new recording of Sanctuary Road, by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell. Released on January 10, 2020 on the Naxos label, the album placed in the top 10 on the Classical Billboard chart in its first week of release and was nominated for a 2021 Grammy award in the Best Choral Performance category. (Click here to Buy the CD.)
Congratulations to Dashon Burton (1st Prize, 2012) for winning the 2021 Grammy Award in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category for SMYTH: THE PRISON-WINNER..
Congratulations to the Winners of the
2020/2021 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition
Emily Cedriana Donato, Andrew R. Preis Award for First Place
Emily Yocum Black, Meyerson/Zwanger Award for Second Place
Ryne Cherry, Janet Plucknett Award for Third Place
Rebecca Farley, Esther Korshin Award
Colin James Doyle, Frances MacEachron Award
Finalist Mikhail Biryukov, bass, did not compete as he was unable to travel from London because of COVID restrictions.
(The Lyndon Woodside Encouragement Award was not presented.)