Historie DOSTAL-English

Dear participant(s) of the competition!
the present management of the New Artists‘ Forum has been organising concerts of a high level since 1989.
The organisation exists since 1972, we have been leading it since 1989, see:
Chamber Music Concerts and Opera- and Operetta Concerts.
The occasion, that motivated us, -after the signatory had already been active in the jury for several years-, to take over the ongoing organisation of the International Dostal Operetta Competition from 2011 on, with significant support of the City of Korneuburg, is unfortunately a sad one.
The creator and organizer, Mr. Karl Stadler, passed away much too early in December 2010. It was always very important for him to force the cultural engagement for the complete oevre of the last, great master of operetta, Professor Nico Dostal (1895 – 1981).
This was also because he was in luck to gain an invaluable mentor in Mrs. Lillie Claus Dostal (1905 – 2000) when he proposed her to organise a competition in 1974.

Lillie’s and Nico Dostal’s son, the conductor Roman Dostal (1943 – 2014) and afterwards Roman’s life partner for many years, Mrs. Margareta Wörndl made the competition possible in the first place by awarding the three first prizes! Mrs.Wörndl, privately donated the prize money for the Jubilee Competition in 2015, 2016 and 2018. She deserves our utmost respect and appreciation for this!

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