Saturday, July 20, 2013

NEWS FLASH: John Brancy wins Marilyn Horne Song Competition

John Brancy
We have just learned that barihunk John Brancy and pianist Mario Antonio Marra are this year's winners of the  Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Brancy and Marra will each receive a cash award of $2,500, and will be presented in recitals at Hahn Hall, Santa Monica’s Broad Stage, and the National Opera Center in New York City next year. 

Brancy sang Schubert's Nachtstück, Rachmaninov's In the Silence of the Secret Night, and Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer.

Judges for this year's competition were Marilyn Horne, Jeremy Geffen, Barbara Hocher, Gayletha Nichols, and Lorne Richstone. 

Brancy will also be performing Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Music Academy of the West on August 2 and 4. Tickets are available online

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