John Brancy Wins Art Song Competition at Montreal Voice Competition
June 10, 2018
After an incredible 10 days of performances in Montreal, baritone John Brancy came away with a well deserved win in the art song competition with his pianist Peter Dugan. His prize money amounted to $89,500 having won the following awards:
‘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 AWARD WINNERS
“John Brancy, the star of a stratospheric competition…On a vocal level, schematically, Brancy is a Gerald Finley in his 30’s” -Le Devoir
“American baritone John Brancy took it to another level and stole the show.”
“[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.” -LaSCENA
WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRANCY?
Brancy and Dugan embark on an extensive tour of Museums, Military Academies, Universities and Concert Halls this fall. As official commemorative partners of the WWI Centennial Commission their tour will be accompanied by the Maquette (miniature sculpture) of the new WWI Memorial being built in DC’s Pershing Park.
The tour’s final performance will take place on November 12th at the Kennedy Center, exactly 100 years after the end of WWI. This concert will be co-presenter by the government of Flanders Belgium and Vocal Arts DC.