Judges at the competition included David Pollack, Jorge Mester, Lalo Schifrin, Mark Swed, Ilana Vered, Matthew Epstein, David Daniels, Marilyn Horne, Peter Kazaras, and Carol Vaness. The collaborator/accompanist for the final round of competition was Martin Katz. Also on hand was Co-Founder and President Donelle Dadigan.
The competition includes two first place prizes of $10,000 in each category, which went to mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke for vocals, and Stanislav Khristenko for piano.
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