Junior Committee Honoree Josh Campbell hosts a table
(left to right): Derreck Stark 2nd place, Jessica Faselt 3rd Place & Errin Duane Brooks 5th Place
Raquel Saruez Groen
Star of Phantom of the Opera
receives Alumni Award from host Scott Barnes
Opera luminary Mignon Dunn accepts her Gari Opera Excellence Award
Lisette Oropesa received Arts Honoree from host Scott Barnes
The 2019 Winners & Alumni in Concert
Back row (left to right): Host Ken Benson, Gari Alumni Takaoki Onishi, Errin Duane Brooks,
Sylvia D'Eramo, Jessica Faselt, Eliizaveta Ulakovich, Amani Cole-Felder, Derreck Stark
Front row (left to right): Accompanist Mary Pinto & Chairman of the Gari Foundation Gliria Gari
Inaugural Recipient of the Glen Robert Gary Corporate Excellence Award
Barry Katz with his wife Marilyn
We salute our 2019 winners and our patrons and sponsors who helped make this year possible.
The competition was held at the Liederkranz Foundation.
A winner's concert and dinner was held at the NY Athletic Club.
The winners are as follows:
Winner of the inaugural Stephen De Maio Opera Excellence Award
ByeongMin Gil, Tenor
Presented by the Max Kade Foundation
Derrek Stark, Tenor
Presented by Karl Michaelis
Third Place (tie)
Jessica Faselt, Soprano
Presented by Betty Cooper Wallerstein in memory of Licia Albanese
Elizaveta Ulakhovich, Soprano
Presented by Betty Cooper Wallerstein in memory of Teresa Apolei
Errin Dunne Brooks, Tenor
Presented by Michele Classe
Sylvia D'Eramo, Soprano
Presented by Elaine Malbin
Matthew Vickers, Tenor
Presented by Joyce Greenberg
Amani Cole-Felder, Soprano
Presented by Paula Barron
Pureum Jo, Soprano
Presented by Noreen Storch
Raquel Saurez Groen
Recipient of the inaugural Glen Robert Gary Corporate Excellence Award
NEP Group Inc.
Recipient of the inaugural Junior Committee Award
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