In the successful 1983 Geneva Competition, the only two first prizes awarded went to both American talents.This content was published on April 14, 2008 - 09:28
The winners were double-bassist Nico Abondolo and Sopranist Juliana Gondek.
1. Nico Abondolo, double-bass (USA). Jean-François Zbinden: Hommage à Bach
2. Interview with Nicolo Abando
3. Interview with Juliana Gondek
4. Juliana Gondek, Soprano (USA). Antonin Dvorák: Piseri Rusalky o Mesicku. From "Rusalka"
Musica Helvetica. Special Events-Special Editions MH-SE 7. 1983 International Competition for Musical Performers, Geneva - The First-Prize Winners. Produced 1983 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.
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