Baritone John Brancy Wins Montreal Voice Competition (Art Song)
June 9, 2018
The Montreal Voice Competition (#CMIM2018) has come to a close and baritone John Brancy took home the top prize in the art song competition earning him a prize valued at $89,500!!
Here’s the prize breakdown for John: ‘Léopold Simoneau’ First Prize $30,000
offered by the John R. Stratton Trust + ‘James Norcop’ Career Development Grant $50,000 +
Residency offered by the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity $2,500 French Mélodie Award $5,000
offered by Diane Loeb Finalist in Aria Competition $2,000 CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL LIST OF PRIZES
Check out John and his collaborator, Peter Dugan’s rendition of Schubert’s Du bist die Ruh posted by the UK’s ClassicFM:
“John Brancy, the star of a stratospheric competition…On a vocal level, schematically, Brancy is a Gerald Finley in his 30’s”
“American baritone John Brancy took it to another level and stole the show.”
-La Scena Musicale
“[John Brancy] & Peter Dugan understood how to captivate the audience,
building a program that crescendoed to a grand finale with Rachmaninov’s Zdes Khorocho & Vesennié vody.” -La Scena Musicale
WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRANCY
Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan have been redefining the art song recital since making their critically acclaimed debut of A Silent Night at the Kennedy Center in 2014. Hailed by The Washington Post as “so refreshingly, marvelously different,” that program pays homage to the centennial of World War I through the music of composers who lived through, fought in, and died in the Great War.