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Josef Skarka, the well-known young bass singer and member of the Duo Skarka-Pohl took part in the recent annual of the International Antonin Dvorak Vocal competition in Karlsbad. With Richard Pohl's accompaniment, he broke through to the final rounds of both Opera and Art Song Contests getting several major awards - 2nd prize in the Opera, the prize for the best Czech participant (means audience with the president of our country), the prize of the National Theatre Brno (should fill the part of Figaro in Mozart's opera the next season) and in the Song Competition he was awarded by the Honourary award and the Prize for the Best Performance of the Contemporary Song. Duo was also invited to make some recitals in Prague and to record for the Czech broadcast.
On this picture is Richard Pohl and Josef Skarka along with the world famous Slovak tenor and the chairman of the jury, Mr. Peter Dvorsky: