Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio member Philippe Sly takes first prize in Montreal International Voice Competition (updated)


From left, John Brancy, Philippe Sly and Olga Kindler, this year’s laureates at the Montreal International Vocal Competition (Gunther Gamper photo).

Canadian baritone Philippe Sly, a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, was awarded the $30,000 first prize tonight at the 2012 Montreal International Voice Competition. (Update below)

The first prize also comes with a career development package.

Ukraine-born Swiss soprano Olga Kindler received the $15,000 second prize, while American baritone John Brancy took the $10,000 third prize.

UPDATE:

Sly was heaped with additional awards after the gala concert on Friday night, picking up an additional $25,000 in prize money for Best Canadian Artist, Best Artist from Quebec, Best Performance of the Imposed Canadian Work and the People’s Choice Award.

The prize of a recording by the ATMA Classique label went to tenor Yuri Gorodetski, from Belarus.

John Terauds

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