Unfortunately, the concert is over...
It was VERY short. First about an hour of talk - most of it about the jury and the sponsors, hardly anything about the music or the prize winners. Then a long intermission, and then a very quick concert: each of the 6 six winners sang two arias (one by Moniuszko and one by a foreign composer). It was over in about 50 minutes!!!
Anyway, I recorded the webcast - still haven't checked how it came out - but I can upload it and post links here.
FYI, here is a list of the winners:
Maria Fołtyn Grand Prix
- not awarded
in the female vocal category
First Prize - Oxana Shilova, soprano, Russia
Second Prize - Kristina Kapustynska, mezzo-soprano, Ukraine
Third Prize - Małgorzata Olejniczak, soprano, Poland
in the male vocal category
First Prize - Alexey Markov, baritone, Russia
Second Prize - Rafał Bartmiński, tenor, Poland
Third Prize - not awarded
Award of the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera: participation in an opera production - Małgorzata Olejniczak, soprano, Poland Special Awards
Ada Sari Award for the best soprano: Oksana Shilova, soprano, Russia
Wanda Wermińska Award for the best mezzo-soprano - Krystyna Kapustynska, mezzo-soprano, Ukraine
Jan Kiepura Award for the best tenor - Rafał Bartmiński, tenor, Poland
Adam Didur Award for the best bass-baritone - Alexey Markov, baritone, Russia
Ignacy J. Paderewski Award for the best performance of a lied by this composer - Anna Markarova, mezzo-soprano, Ukraine
Marcella Sembrich-Kochańska Prize for the best Polish prize-winner - Rafał Bartmiński, tenor, Poland
Special Award funded by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association - Agnieszka Piass, soprano, Poland
Prize funded by the Polish Club of the Opera Fans „Trubadur”- Oksana Shilova, soprano, Russia