The 2nd Klaudia Taev Competition
The second Klaudia Taev Competition took place in Pärnu during May 2-6, 2001.The competition gained attention first and foremost in the Baltics and Russia. The matron of the competition was the United States ambassador to Estonia, Mrs. Melissa Wells, daughter of the world-famous soprano Miliza Korjus. The Competition was conducted in three rounds. It was the first time an orchestra was used in the third round. The jury was led by the renowned Russian mezzo-soprano Irina Arhipova. The winner of the Competition was an outstanding soprano Anna Samuil from Russia.
19 out of 32 participants from seven countries were chosen for the competition based on audio recordings; the countries represented were Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary, Russia and Estonia.