The Giulio Gari Foundation is an international youth-focused NYS 501c3 dedicated to discovering, supporting, and encouraging young classical singers of the highest caliber while promoting opera appreciation worldwide.

Through the Foundation’s Annual International Vocal Competition, young singers from around the globe are given a voice and offered an opportunity to win a prestigious Gari Excellence Award. The winners receive their awards at our Annual Gala Winners’ Concert and Dinner, which introduces them not only to the public but to the industry. In addition, the Foundation hosts masterclasses and salon-style recitals to further showcase their artists.

Creating the Foundation was the inspiration of Stephen De Maio and the late Licia Albanese, who admired Maestro Gari not only as an artist but as a human being.

The Foundation is proud to carry on Maestro Gari’s legacy and to fulfill the wishes of his life and beliefs.