A New York City vocalist captured first place in the 2012 Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition at Westport Town Hall this month.
The contest annually attracts top vocalists ages 19 to 35 from around the world.
Prizes of $500 for honorable mention were awarded to Paloma Friedhoff Bello of Bloomington, Ind.; Julie-Anne Hamula of Fairlawn, N.J.; and Jennifer Russo of Old Brookville, N.Y.
The competition is named in honor of the late Heida Hermanns, a 40-year Westport resident, a concert pianist and promoter of music. She founded the competition in 1973, and her name was attached to it later.