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Winner of the XLIX International Music Competition "Dr Luis Sigall", Viña del Mar

Updated: Dec 22, 2018

In November 2017, the annual international music competition "Dr. Luis Sigall" took place in Viña del Mar, Chile. With a $10.000USD First Prize and concert engagements in Chile's foremost classical music festival -Semanas Musicales de Frutillar-, it is one of only two Latin-American music competitions to be a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions - WFIMC (, making it one of the most prestigious events of its kind. Every year it rotates between 5 specialities: violin, cello, piano, voice, and guitar. Thus, the guitar edition is celebrated once every 5 years.

Emmanuel Sowicz, Winner of the XLIV International Music Competition "Dr Luis Sigall"

The winner, Emmanuel Sowicz, with Luis Bork (President of Viña del Mar's Culture Corporation, the daughter of Dr Luis Sigall, and Virginia Reginato (mayor of Viña del Mar)

The 3 finalists of the competition: Jerzy Chwastyk, Katarzyna Smolarek (Poland), and Emmanuel Sowicz (Chile-UK)

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