Congratulations to Russian tenor Pavel Kolgatin, who recently stole the show and won the Hariclea Darclée International Voice competition held in Brăila, Romania.
This competition is held every two years in honour of the legendary soprano Hariclea Darclee, with this year being particularly significant as it made its 20th anniversary.
Mariana Nicolesco remains the patron and head of the jury and said “We were enchanted having Pavel Kolgatin at our great Hariclea Darclée International Voice Competition for the Jubilee Edition 2015”.
Josef Hussek, former Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival said “I know of no other voice competition that attains in all its events a level as high as the one dedicated to Hariclea Darclée’s memory in Braila, and I think that the explanation consists in the extreme intensity of the event in all regards. This is more than a usual voice contest; it is at the same time a competition, a Master Class and a true music festival. This is what makes it incomparable and unique”
Well done Pavel!