Sonja Šarić collected the €30,000 First Prize and the audience award at the final of the 4th Éva Marton International Singing Competition on 5 September 2021.
At the final held the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy in Budapest, competitors performed an aria in each of two rounds, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera under the baton of principal music director Balázs Kocsár, principal music director. In addition, each singer introduced themselves in a short film while members of the audience voted for their favourite contestant.
The €20,000 Second and €10,000 Third prizes were taken by Kazakh baritone Azat Malik and South Korean tenor Jihoon Son. Turkish-German mezzo-soprano/alto Deniz Uzun was awarded the €10,000 Éva Marton Special Prize, established with the support of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
Photo: Deniz Uzun, Azat Malik, Sonja Šarić and Jihoon Soon