Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques: Quebec-Bavaria Prize 2012 goes to baritone Philip Kalmanovitch


Quebec-Bavaria Prize 2012 awarded to Philip Kalmanovitch - Picture courtesy of Théâtre Lyrichorégra

The 19th Gala concert of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs lyriques program, which offers young classical voice talents an opportunity to be heard by European theater directors, was held on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum's Bourgie Hall. The singers, some of which had performed at the German evening two days earlier, were singing for stipends or engagements in various European productions.

The winner of the 2012 Quebec-Bavaria Prize was Quebec-born baritone Philip Kalmanovitch. He was congratulated (picture) by Mr. Steve Boilard, Advisor at the Ministry of International Relations, Francophonia and Foreign Exchange, and Mrs. Marie Lessard, Administrative Coordinator at the State of Bavaria Quebec Office. Coming with a stipend of 2500$, it will support Mr. Kalmanovitch's stay in Bavaria at the Junges Ensemble of Munich's Staatsoper (State opera) in 2013. The Quebec-Bavaria Prize is financed by the Ministry of International Relations, Francophonia and Foreign Exchange.

Mr. Kalmanovitch was further awarded two other bursaries: The Canada-Russia Prize 2012, e.g. a 2-week internship at Moscow's Musical Theater Academy in 2013 or 2014; as well as the German Lyrical Prize 2012, e.g. a 2000$ stipend offered by Fondation Sibylla Hesse to support auditions in Germany. He will make his European debut at the Belgian festival "Printemps musical de Silly" in 2014.

The two other winners of the Germany Lyrical Prize 2012 were Albertan mezzo-soprano Emma Parkinson, who recently distinguished herself within the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Program; and Ontario soprano Lesley Emma Bouza, also a rising star in the art of singing.

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Source: Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20