PHOTO FLASH: Romi Dames, Ilene Graff, Ben Lanzarone, et al. at José Iturbi International Music Competition
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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