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Helena Łazarska (1934-2022). The great lady of Polish singing

29 October 2022

On 28 October 2022, Professor Helena Łazarska, an outstanding singer (soprano), excellent teacher, creator of the Ada Sari International Festival and Competition of Vocal Art in Nowy Sącz, artistic director and chairwoman of the jury in 1985-2014, a warm friend of the Malopolska Cultural Centre SOKÓŁ, with which she was associated for over thirty years, passed away in Kraków at the age of 88. A person of great culture and kindness towards singers, always serving them with her experience and advice. She brought up a group of wonderful singers who are now successful on stages all over the world.

We are starting accepting applications for the 20th edition of the Competition

20 October 2022

We invite young opera singers to participate in the Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition! The 20th edition of the Competition will be held on 6 - 13 May 2023 in Nowy Sącz (Poland). The deadline for accepting applications is 16th January 2023.

The 19th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition made history

4 September 2021

The 19th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz ended on Saturday, 4 September 2021 with the Concert of Laureates. Seven artists, winners of the highest awards, performed in front of the audience gathered in the auditorium of the SOKÓŁ Małopolska Cultural Centre in Nowy Sącz. The audience spared no applause as everyone realised that they were witnesses to the birth of new stars.

And the winners are...

3 September 2021

Ketevan Chuntishvili, a soprano from Georgia, a graduate of the Department of Drama and Media at the Hanover University of Music in Marek Rzepka's class, was awarded 2nd prize (PLN 15,000) in the female voice category at the 19th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz. In addition, the artist received an award (PLN 2,000) for the best performance of a Mozart piece. In the male voice category, the second prize (PLN 15,000) went to David Roy, a baritone from Poland, a graduate of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, in the class of Adam Zdunikowski.