Helen Collyer, based in Berlin, read music at Selwyn College in Cambridge, studied piano accompaniment and was Hodgson Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She later continued her training at the National Opera Studio and ENO before joining Opéra national de Paris as young artist. She is the recipient of numerous prizes as both piano accompanist and repetiteur. She was recently elected Associate of the RAM.
The Italian baritone has achieved big succes after his attendes at The Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice. Important debuts contains three roles in operas of Rossini: Germano in La scala di seta, Slook in La cambiale di matrimonio and Gaudenzio in Il signor bruschino. Other important roles includes Max in Betlly by Donizetti, Belcore in Elisir d` amore, Malatesta in Don pasquale, Count of Almaviva in Mozarts Nozze di figaro and Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte. At the Rossini Opera Festival he sang the role as Baron in Il Viaggio a Reims . Paolo has won several competitions and took the first prize at both V Concorso ”Prandelli” di Brescia and The International Competition ”Città di Venezia”.
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Signe Sneh is a lyric soprano with a broad range of roles. She was studying at the The Royal Opera Academy (2013-2016) in association with the Royal Danish Theatre and the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Signe has been a soloist with numerous orchestras in Denmark and abroad. She has by several occasions been performing for Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II including at the Queen’s 40th anniversary. She has worked with several Danish and foreign conductors and has been a soloist with musicians from The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra and several of Denmarks leading symphony and harmony orchestras. She has also been a soloist with the Orchestra of the Royal Guards and Christian XI’s ensemble.
After receiving her master´s degree as a soloist from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, with the special Max. Jost prize, Laurence Guillod was then part of the Theater Basel’s Opera Studio during the season of 2010-2011; during those years, she performed important roles, such as die Peri in Schumann`s oratory Das Paradies und die Peri, Despina in Mozart`s Così fan tutte, Donna Elvira in DonGiovanni, Siébel Gounod´s Faust, Micaelaand Frasquita in Bizet`s Carmen, Serpina in G.Battista`s La Serva Padrona de Pergolesi, as well as the title role in Wolf-Ferrari`s Il Segreto di Susanna.
Simon was born into a musical family and started playing the cello in the Age of 5. With 18 he was awarded a foundation scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. He studied at London’s Royal College of Music, Berlin’s Hanns Eisler and Leipzig’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
Subsequently he was engaged at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House (2009-2011). There he sang several roles on the main stage under the batons of Sir Mark Elder, Nello Santi, Phillipe Jordan, Ingo Metzmacher, Massimo Zanetti, and work with directors such as Konwischny, Michieletto and Poutney.
The young Danish soprano Frederikke Kampmann completed her Bachelors degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Margrete Enevold and her Masters degree at the Konservatorium Wien with Sylvia Greenberg in Vienna. From 2012 to 2014 Frederikke was in the Lied and Oratorio studio of Carolyn Hague, Angelika Kirchschlager and Birgid Steinberger.
In 2013 Frederikke received the Young Opera talent of the Year award from the Copenhagen Opera Festival, and in 2014 she was a finalist in the 5th international Antonio Cesti Early Music competition in Innsbruck, Austria.
Pianist finished the postgraduate programme at Danish National Academy of Music in Odense. He has also studied at the conservatories in Hannover, New York and finally Aarhus where he took the soloist class in 2002.
Beck has performed as soloist, as chamber musician and as accompanist at home and abroad. His main field is working with classical singers — both with opera and lied. He works at The Royal Danish Music Conservatory and at The Opera Academy in Copenhagen and otherwise freelance. Besides his work as a pianist Jacob Beck lectures on music history and he is much demanded as a presenter at classical concerts. Finally, Jacob Beck directs theatre and opera and is also translator of libretti and other lyrics besides writing his own material.
As a child, Teit began singing in Roskilde Cathedrals Boys Choir, and had his first solos as a treble. He later went on studying singing at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and finished his education in London at the Royal Academy of Music Opera with distinctions in 2008. He has since then worked as a freelancer.
On the operatic stage Teit has also performed internationally in leading rôles as Mozart`s Figaro and Don Giovanni and bigger supporting roles in Cosi fan tutte, Rossini`s LaCenerentola, Puccini`s La Bohéme, Britten`s The rape of Lucretia and Verdi`s La Traviata.
During the time, he has worked with many distinguished music professionals such as Sir Colin Davis, Steuart Bedford, Michael Schønwandt, Ingrid Surgenor and Denins O’Neill. Teit also does lied recitals, and is currently preparing a concert series of Schubert`s Winterreise.
American Soprano Katie Bolding began her career as a blues-rock singer and songwriter, touring the Midwestern United States, before transitioning to classical music. She completed her master’s degree in Opera Performance at the State University of New York at Purchase, where she sang the roles of Susanna in Mozart`s Le Nozze di Figaro, Drusilla in Monteverdi´s L’incoronazione di Poppea and the Daughter in Carissimi’s Jephthe. She made her professional debut with The Dallas Opera as Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, while she also covered the role of Gilda.
Norwegian Isa Katharina Gericke studied at Norges musikkhøgskole in Oslo and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Her debut was at the Norwegian Opera in 2003 as Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel. She won the 1st Prize in the national part of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2001 in Oslo. She has visited all of Norway’s most important classical music festivals, as well as music festivals in Greece, Germany and Canada.
Hamida took her Bachelor- and Master Degree at the University of Tromsø, with vocal professors Anne- Lise Sollied Allemano and Carlo Allemano. She has also worked a lot with Njål Sparbo and Patricia McCaffrey.
She was in the semifinals in the Belvedere singing competition in June 2013, and was one of the five finalists in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition in August the same year, where she was granted the Ingrid Bjoner scholarship and the prize for best performance of Norwegian music.
Edward Rushton studied piano (with Renna Kellaway) and composition at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, before going on to read Music at King’s College, Cambridge and then composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2001 he graduated with distinction from Irwin Gage’s masterclass in Lied interpretation at the Zurich Conservatory. He has been teaching piano accompaniment at the Musikhochschule Luzern since 2000. (more…)
Danish tenor Adam Frandsen is quickly gaining international attention for a lyric tenor voice that is “shining, effortless, and bursting with energy.” He started his opera studies in 2007 at the Moores School of Music in Houston, then went on to Yale University School of Music and recently finished his degree after three years at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.