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Tor Fromyhr (Viola)
Violinist and conductor Tor Frømyhr was born on October 30, 1953 and is currently Head of Strings and Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola at the ANU School of Music, Canberra, Australia. He is considered one of Australia’s leading pedagogues of his generation. He has toured extensively nationally and internationally with many chamber ensembles including Rialannah String Quartet, Australian Contemporary Music Ensemble, Queensland Piano Trio, Ensemble I, Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Alpha Centauri Ensemble. He has performed as soloist, conductor and concertmaster with a number of Australian orchestras and conducted and performed in festivals throughout Australia, Scandinavia, USA, Germany, France, UK and Italy. Many performances have included world or Australian premieres includings works of Larry Sitsky, Peter Sculthorpe, Henryk Górecki, Leanne Bear,Andrew Ford, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Smetanin, Colin Brumby, Richard Mills, Philip Bracanin et.al. He continues an extensive performance and conducting career with regular appearances with the Canberra Symphony and in chamber music, concerto and solo recitals throughout Australia. As lecturer in charge of the ANU Contemporary Music Ensemble and conductor of ANU Chamber Orchestra, he continues an active participation in the creation of new works and maintains close links with many of Australia’s foremost composers.
After undergraduate studies in Hobart with the renowned teacher Jan Sedivka, Tor was awarded an Australia Council Post-graduate Performance scholarship for continued advanced study. While in Tasmania he conducted the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and after moving to Queensland in 1980 to teach at the University of Queensland, conducted for many years for the Queensland Youth Orchestra Organization. He was made an honorary life member of QYO after many years of contribution to the development of that organization.
Orchestral positions have included Associate Concertmaster of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Principal Viola with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and 12 years as Concertmaster of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. His extensive teaching experience has included positions at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University, University of Queensland and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music as well as the ANU School of Music. A significant number of his students continue to attain a high professional status both within Australia and overseas as performers and teache
Yu-Jeong Lee (Violin)
Violinist Yu Jeong Lee studied at the Seoul National University in Korea and completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in violin studies at The Juilliard School, and received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from University of Maryland.
She has performed as a soloists and a chamber musician in foremost international venues such as the United Nations as a member of the Rose of Sharon Artists, Wigmore Hall (London), Suntory Hall(Tokyo), Salle Gaveau (Paris) Cadogan Hall(London), the National Arts Theatre (Taipei), National Centre for the Performing Arts(Beijing), Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Aspen Music Festival, The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Concert Series at The Korean Cultural Service in Washington D.C, and the Seoul Arts Center as a winner of the Rising Star Concert Series. She has been featured as a soloist with Sejong Soloists, The Juilliard Orchestra, Aspen Young Artists Chamber Orchestra, Corelliard Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, among others. She was the principal violinist of the Buchon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, as well as the concertmaster of the New York Sinfonietta and University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, she was invited to give a recital in the Simons’ Pond Music Festival where she received with the highest acclaim. As a founding member of the Sejong Soloists, she tours worldwide, and was broadcasted on NPR’s Performance Today; Good Morning America; CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn; and KBS’ Han Nation and Classic Odyssey.
Susan Lamb Cook (Cello)
Yi- Pei Lee (Cello)
Cellist Yi-Pei Lee is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and music educator. She is well-versed in a wide range of styles from Baroque to contemporary music and enjoys performing pieces that are not often played, including Eugene d’Albert’s cello concerto at Indiana University and Bernhard Heiden’s cello works, which she premiered in Taiwan. As an enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music, Lee commissioned and performed Elegy and Capriccio for Solo Cello by Wendy Wan-Ki Leein Asia and USA. Being a passionate chamber musician and orchestral musician, she is the founding member of the P³ Piano Trio and has served as principal cellist in various orchestras, including Taipei Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Century Youth Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University Symphony Orchestra, and Fine Art Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan.
Born in Taipei, Lee obtained the Bachelor of Music Education in Cello from Taipei Municipal Teachers College (TMTC) and the Master of Music in Violoncello from Indiana University (IU). In 2009, she received the Doctor of Music in Violoncello under the guidance of Professor Helga Winold at IU Jacobs School of Music. A recipient of numerous awards, she has received the Eva Heinitz Cello Scholarship, the IU Merit Award, 3rd Place in the Strings Concerto Competition at TMTC, and a “Distinction Award” in cello at the Advanced Certificate level from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She has appeared in various music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, the Taiwan Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music, the Cello Congress in Kobe, International Summer Academy of Biel/Bienne, and the 6th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music (San Francisco, USA). She has participated in master classes given by János Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Joel Krosnick, Wen-Sinn Yang, Andres Diaz, Dominique de Williencourt, Carlo Schmitz, Anthony Elliott, and Young-Chang Cho.
As a dedicated educator, Dr. Lee has taught students of all levels with music and non-music majors and diverse cultural backgrounds. She served as a cello instructor at Cheehsin Chamber Ensemble in Taiwan, as an Associate Instructor at IU, and was invited to give master classes at schools, including University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and National Taiwan University of Arts. Dr. Lee is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Chinese Culture University and serves as a frequent judge at music competitions and on the committee for the entrance examinations to the music schools in Taiwan.
Guy Yehuda (Clarinet)
Clarinetist Guy Yehuda is recognized as an outstanding talent on the international concert stage around the world today. He is the top prizewinner of the 2003 Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition, the 2004 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, and the 2004 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (as member of Trio di Colore.) Since his North American Concerto debut with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and conductor Peter Oundjian, Mr. Yehuda has toured extensively in Europe, North America and Israel. As principal clarinetist, Mr. Yehuda has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Lucerne Contemporary Festival Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, among others as well as guest clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Yehuda performed on tours of Europe and the U.S. under the batons of top conductors including Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Yuri Temirkanov, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Sir Andrew Davis, Kurt Sanderling, Roberto Abbado, Cliff Colnot, Fabio Mechetti, Peter Oundjian and Daniel Barenboim. He performed and collaborated with the world’s top composers and performers such as Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, George Benjamin, Menahem Pressler from the Beaux-Arts Trio, and the Borromeo and Cypress String Quartets to name a few. Recently Mr. Yehuda premiered a new clarinet concerto written for him by the renowned Israeli composer Haim Permont, with the acclaimed Tel-Aviv Soloist Orchestra in a 2009-10-concert tour to raving reviews. A highly demanded musician, he has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Spoleto Festival (USA), Verbier Festival and Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Parry Sound Festival, Domain Forget Festival (Canada), Fountain Arts concert series and at the Israeli Chamber Music Festivals of Kfar Blum and Haifa.
Mr. Yehuda is a sought after recitalist throughout North America and Europe. He has performed as soloist in prestigious halls and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Domain Forget, (Canada), Chicago Symphony Hall, Palacio Fuz and Casa di Musica in Portugal, Mann auditorium in Tel Aviv and Dame Myra Hess Chamber Series to name a few. He is a particularly active chamber musician and tours extensively with the award winning chamber music group: Trio di Colore (with Yuval Gotlibovich-Viola and Jimmy Briere-Piano) of which he is the founding member. Mr. Yehuda has appeared numerous times as a guest artist on CBC Canadian Radio, Radio-Canada, NPR, WFMT Chicago, KUHF Houston, DRS Swiss Radio, Portugal National Radio, and Israel’s Classical radio station, as well as TV appearances on Israel’s Channel 2 and Chicago’s Channel 25. Mr. Yehuda has recorded with Hal Leonard productions, IU New Music Ensemble, and number of live recordings for the CBC. A recent CD recording by Mr. Yehuda for solo and trio music by French composer Jean Francaix, was released on the XII-21 Canadian Label in 2009 as well as a new CD recording with Albany records in the same year.
Professor Yehuda has given master classes throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Israel. He is a Selmer-Paris and RICO international performing artist, and an
active clinician in the U.S and abroad. He has been frequently invited to judge on national and international competitions, as well as frequent soloist at the ICA ClarinetFest conferences in the U.S and abroad as well as the Oklahoma clarinet symposium. Mr. Yehuda is the artistic director of the Florida Clarinet Extravaganza- an annual clarinetvfestival and over the summer served as faculty resident at the acclaimed Orford festival in Quebec, Canada. He serves on the faculty at the University of North Florida as Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music. Mr. Yehuda is also a published composer and winner of the prestigious America-Israel composition award, having worked individually with Pierre Boulez, P.Q. Phan, Alexander Rappoport, Yinaam Leef and Haim Permont.
Mr. Yehuda studied with distinguished clarinetists James Campbell, Eli Eban, Avrahm Galper, Charles Neidich, Larry Combs, Howard Klug, Alfred Prinz and Yitzhak Katzap. He received his Doctorate and Master’s Degrees from Indiana University Jacob School of Music, as well as a Performer Certificate, the highest honor given to a performer at this venerable institution. Prior to that Mr. Yehuda received his Artist Diploma and Bachelor’s degree from the Glenn Gould Professional Music School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Stephanie Bogle (Voice)
Stephanie Bogle is one of Canada’s foremost sopranos. She has performed to widespread acclaim on opera stages throughout the world, including those of Germany, Austria, France, Italy, the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Her oratorio and concert work are equally distinguished.
Stephanie’s exceptional technical and interpretive abilities are well known, and critics have consistently lauded her ravishing quality of voice, soaring upper register, graceful and easy coloratura, and rich expression. “Her soprano is staggering,” notes the Charlotte Observer. “Her touching voice is equally prepossessing in the lyric as well as the dramatic parts” (Badische Zeitung). “She has the ability to project emotion with unaffected grace and ease” (Toronto Star). “She has demonstrated an incredible higher voice expertise and immense ability” (Kultur Umschau). “Her voice is fluid in all registers; and as Donna Anna she gave the best singing performance of the evening: clear and precisely sung, rich in expression; exactly Mozart” (Frankfurter Rundschau). “She has been noted for her rapturous expression and vocal steadiness” (The Globe and Mail). “Singing Magda, she displayed a voice that was gorgeous with a secure ringing top, fully expressive middle register, and beautiful phrasing throughout” (Opera Canada).
The recipient of a Canada Council grant, Stephanie began her European career with the Kammeroper Schoenbrun Festival in Vienna. Thereafter, she was immediately engaged to sing in the opera houses of Germany, including Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Essen, Mannheim Frankfurt, and Hamburg. She went on to sing on the opera and concert stages of France, Italy, Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
Stephanie has amassed an extensive operatic repertoire. She received recognition as Marguerite in Faust, which she sang opposite Jerome Hines and repeated in a film version for Opera Hamilton. At L’Opera de Nice, she was acclaimed for her Alicia Ford in Falstaff, which she sang opposite Louis Quilico. She returned to Nice with great success for repeat engagements as the Countess in Le Comte Ory with Maestro Campanello and John Cox, and as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. Stephanie’s Desdemona was recorded for the CBC radio and film production of Otello with Jon Vickers. Other acclaimed roles have included Violetta in La Traviata, Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.
Stephanie made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1991, creating the role of Angie in the world premiere of American composer Robert DeGaetano’s opera Moneta. She was engaged for a second world premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1995, where she sang DeGaetano’s Four Shakespearean Sonnets. In addition, she is featured as soprano soloist in an internationally released film version of Bach’s Magnificat. She replaced Dame Joan Sutherland as Ophelie in a Canadian Opera Gala Concert of Thomas’s Hamlet, and has worked with such well-known conductors as Franz Paul Decker, Sir David Willcocks, Carlo Felice Cillario, Alfredo Camponella, Franco Mannino, and Klaus Weise. Stephanie was acclaimed for her interpretation of bel canto roles such as Imogene in Il Pirata and Giovanna in Giovanna D’Arco and has made a recording of bel canto arias with the CJRT Radio Orchestra. She can also be heard on the soundtrack of Golden Girl, a film about Olympic athlete Silken Laumann.
At home in Canada, Stephanie has also performed with most major companies including the Calgary Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera in Concert, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera Hamilton, Pacific Opera, and Opera Lyra Ottawa. As well, she has performed coast to coast with symphonies including those in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, the National Arts Centre Ottawa, Halifax, Newfoundland, and many more. As a soloist, Stephanie has performed with many choral groups including the Orpheus Choir, Mendelssohn Choir, Isler Singers, Ottawa Choral Society, London Fanshawe Chorus, Bach Elgar Choir, Tudor Singers of Montreal, and Choral Federation Concert. She has delighted audiences at such festivals as the Sharon Festival, Algoma Festival, Guelph Spring Festival, and at many performances across Atlantic Canada and southern Ontario.
Following her passion for music and arts education, Stephanie founded her own company, Creative Artist Productions (CAP), in 1995. CAP is dedicated not only to providing Canadian singers with vocal instruction of the highest quality, but also to offer a wider range of professional training and more performance opportunities.
Fang-Yu Lin (Voice)
Dr. Lin is currently an Assistant Professor at Don Hai University and Fu Jen University in Taiwan. She had been teaching voice as Prof. Wise’s Teaching Assistant at Indiana University from 2005 to 2011. Dr. Lin was the Vocal Coach in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s Collaborative Piano class (2010−2011), the Group Music Teacher and Language Mentor in the Indiana University’s Flagship Program (2009−2010), and the Voice Consultant at the Bedford North Lawrence High School. Her students have won the National Championship in the ACE National Competition (2011, USA), the first place in the ACE Competition Indiana District (2011, USA), the third place in the Music Competition Taichung District (2011, Taiwan), and the first place of the English Choir Competition (2011, Taichung, Taiwan). Dr. Lin is also active in research. She has given lecture and master classes in Don Hai University’s Opera Workshop (2011) and Indiana University’s Graduate Music Theory class “Music and the Poetic Text” (2011). Lin was invited by the New Voice Educators Symposium (2010, 2011) to present her research on vocal pedagogy, and she has performed in the “Living Composers Forum” (2009, Edward Penhorwood; 2007, Richard Hundley), and Prof. Wise’s lecture recital “Seldom Sung Songs: Three Centuries of Italian Songs” (2009)
Jean MacPhail (Voice)
Born and trained in Canada, Jean MacPhail has also performed and studied abroad in the United States, England and Italy. Her Professors were Robert Weede, Vera Rosza, Luigi Ricci, Daniel Ferro and Irene Jessner. She has performed for the BBC, the CBC, the English National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company as well as the TSO, the NAC and the Calgary Philharmonic.
Her students have been winners of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, The Marlyn Horne Competition, the Operalia Competition, the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, and the George London Competition. They have also performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, the Opera de Montreal and the Canadian Opera Company. They have sung at the Merola Program and the Ravinia Festival.
Jean MacPhail is a Professor in Voice Studies at the University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould Program. She also has a private Voice Studio. Miss MacPhail was the founding President of the Ontario Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. In the summer of 2008 Miss MacPhail will teach at the Casalmaggiore Festival in Italy.
A lecturer on Voice Studies and Opera, and a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast on CBC, and a Judge on the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Miss MacPhail has also adjudicated and contributed to the initial program of the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
Semyon Rozin´s international conducting engagements have included appearances with Rheinisches Kammerorchester, West Germany Radio Orchestra and Chorus of Cologne, the Dutch Radio Chorus (Hilversum), the Israeli Chamber Choir, Flamish Radio Chorus, Belgian Radio Chorus (BRTN)
In the United States he conducted the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and the St.Paul Civic Orchestra. He also directed the Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Chorus of Minsk (Belorussia).
In the field of opera he served as Assistant Artistic Director at the Goldovsky Opera Institute, Assistant Music Director at Opera St.Paul, Chorus Master at the Reiseoper Enschede (Netherlands), as a coach at the University of Minnesota, at Twin Cities Opera Guild, at St.Catherine College (St.Paul), Cincinnati Opera, Wiesbaden Opera (Germany), Netherlands Opera (Amsterdam), AIMS in Graz (Austria), Bel Canto Fstival Dordrecht (Netherlands). From 1994 until 2001 he has successfully presented “Opera in concert” series at the northern German island Sylt.
Since 1984 Semyon Rozin has held the position of Assistant Professor at the Opera Studio at the Musikhochschule in Cologne (Germany). From 1995 until 2003 he was also on the faculty of Musikhochschule Frankfurt/Main.
From 1988 until 1992 he served as a personal coach of Scottish soprano Margaret Marshall (Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna Opera, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne). Among the artists with whom Semyon Rozin had an intensive artistic collaboration are: Delores Ziegler, Lela Cuberli, John Tomlinson, Lado Ataneli, Christiane Oelze, Christopher Ventris.
His superb talents were honed under such masters as Ferdinand Leitner, Boris Goldovsky and Neville Marriner.
He studied at Mozarteum in Slazburg, Austria, and was awarded an Aspen Music School Scholarship, a Baron de Hirsh Scholarship, a Goldovsky Opera Institute Fellowship and a Rochefeller Grant.
Andrew Campbell – chamber Music
Andrew Campbell has established himself as one of the most versatile collaborative pianists in the United States with a performing career that has taken him to four continents. He has performed in duo recitals with such artists as violinist Chee-Yun, flutist Thomas Robertello, composer Bright Sheng, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, with whom he has also collaborated on several operatic productions. He has served as opera rehearsal pianist for such distinguished conductors as André Previn and Plácido Domingo, and has worked closely with the composer Carlisle Floyd on several productions of his operas. Chamber music performances have taken him to distinguished venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, where The Strad and Strings magazines both hailed his performance as “excellent.” His partnership with violinist Katherine McLin in the McLin/Campbell Duo and McLin and clarinetist RobertSpring in Trio del Sol has led to performances on numerous recital series throughout the United States and Europe. He has recorded several CDs on the Summit and Centaur labels, and his performance of the Rachmaninoff cello sonata with bassist Catalin Rotaru was cited for special praise by Bass World and XBass, two leading international journals. As an orchestral pianist, he has performed with many ensembles including the Phoenix Symphony, the Columbus Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and the San Diego Symphony, working with notable conductors including Keith Lockhart, David Effron, and Michael Christie. He has appeared as collaborative pianist at numerous international conferences, including the International Double Reed Society, National Flute Association Convention, MTNA and the Society for American Music.
Dr. Campbell graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lambda in History and Piano from Oberlin College and Conservatory and earned his MM in Piano Performance from Indiana University. He received the Doctorate in Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying from the University of Michigan where he studied with the renowned collaborative artist Martin Katz. While at Michigan he served as Opera Coach/Continuo performer for the Opera Theater. Dr. Campbell spent several summers at the Aspen Music Festival as a fellowship pianist for the Vocal Concert Studies program and staff pianist for the violin studio of Paul Kantor. He was a national prizewinner in the MTNA Wurlitzer Collegiate Artists solo piano competition.
Dr. Campbell is currently Director of the Collaborative Piano Program at the Arizona State University School of Music and is an occasional member of the music staff for the San Diego Opera. During the summer season, he serves on the Artist Faculty of the Taos Opera Institute. Previous positions include Director of the Collaborative Piano Program at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, music staff for the Washington National Opera, and Music Director and Pianist for the San Diego Opera Ensemble. Faculty – Arizona State University.
ORGAN – Guest artist
Born in Luxembourg in 1979, Paul Kayser began studying violon and solfège in 1986 and organ in 1989 (class of Pierre Nimax jr.) at the National Conservatory of Music at Luxembourg-City. He later added piano (P. Alzin), organ improvisation (A. Wirth), gregorian chant (P. Nimax jr.), choir master (P. Cao & P. Nimax jr.), fugue and composition (A. Mullenbach), obtaining here 4 First Prizes (solfège, improvisation, organ-building, composition) and 3 Superior Prizes (organ, harmony, counterpoint). He continued his studies at the “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main” (Sacred Music and Concert Formation) in the classes of Martin Lücker and Daniel Roth (organ), Winfried Toll (choir master), Gerd Wachowski (liturgical organ) and Godehard Joppich (gregorian chant). Those studies have been completed at the “University of Arts” in Berlin, where Paul Kayser graduated in the organ improvisation class of Prof. Wolfgang Seifen (Concert Exam). Beside his studies, Paul Kayser worked also with Jean Boyer, Gillian Weir, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Olivier Latry, Pierre Pincemaille and Thierry Escaich. Paul Kayser was laureate at the organ improvisation competitions of Bad Homburg (Germany) in 2001 and of the festival “Orgues sans frontières” in 2007. In 2002, he conducted the “Praunheimer Kantorei” of Francfort. He regularly plays solo recitals, so for festivals in Luxemburg, Germany, France, Romania and Spain. His interest for chamber music made that he gave concerts with flute, percussion, saxophone, singers and choirs. In 2005, he has played as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxemburg at the « Festival d’Orgue de Dudelange ». The same year, he was on a concert tour in Japan with the « Pueri Cantores du Conservatoire de Luxembourg » Paul Kayser is organist of the churches St-Martin at Dudelange (Luxembourg) and St-Alphonse at Luxembourg-City and of the famous St-Willibrordus-Basilica in Echternach. He is organ and improvisation teacher at the music schools of Bascharage and Echternach (Luxembourg).
Luisa Mauro-Partridge French/Italian
In Milan, Luisa Mauro Partridge obtained her diploma in lyrical singing and the specialisation in Mélodie and Lied. In Paris, she perfectioned her technique with Mireille Alcantara and the Baroque Repertoire with Gloria Banditelli and René Clemencic. Helmut Deutsch and Christa Ludwig instructed her in the German Lied repertoire and Michel Sénéchal in the French repertoire.
She has collaborated with conductors such as G. Neuhold, P.Fournillier, Y.David, A. Ceccato, R. Gandolfi, M. De Bernard and M. Laus, and performed in Falstaff, Nabucco, Traviata, I Promessi sposi (Ponchielli), Carmen, Mme Butterfly, Die Zauberflöte, Il matrimonio segreto, Il Re (Giordano) and Les Diables de Loudon (Penderecki).
She has showcased her extensive concert repertoire at major festivals around Europe as well as in Asia and has sung Ravel´s Schéhérazade on a tour through Israel.
In the context of the Gershwin-Year, she sang some of the finest songs of the American composer during a live broadcast by the Italian radiostation R.A.I. She was invited by Stéphane Goldet and Radio France to « L´atelier des chanteurs » where she performed, together with the pianist Jeff Cohen, the works of Schumann, Berg and Partridge.
For the record label Stradivarius she recorded the Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis.
Luisa Mauro Partridge teaches phonetics and diction for French repertoire at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. She has also hosted workshops for singers in Italian language at the music faculty of the University of Toronto (Canada). In 2007 and 2008, she worked as a voice teacher at the Summer programme (C.O.S.I.) for advanced and developing singers, pianists and instrumentalists organised in Sulmona (Italy) by the Faculty of music of the University of Toronto.
She taught at the “Laboratory for singers and collaborative pianists” in collaboration with Umberto Finazzi for the International course for advanced musical training in Bobbio-Italy
As the artistic director of “Nei Stëmmen” in Luxembourg, she organizes summer masterclasses for singers and collaborative pianists.
Monica Sproß German
Monica Sproß is a certified educator for singing and breathing techniques. She studied at the University of Music at Saarbrücken with Prof. Herbert Schachtschneider and completed with a diploma. Thereafter she studied opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with KS Wilma Lipp and completed Masterclass of Prof. Paul Schilhawsky in “Romantic Art Song”( Kunstlied) as well as the course of breathing technique for singers and wind instrumentalists by Dr. Julius Parow.
After the graduation she attended master classes of KS Gottfried Hornik, Sena Jurinac, Norman Shetler, Kurt Widmer, Edith Mathis and others. and continued visiting seminars, congresses and further training in vocal pedagogy.
. For more than ten years she is a member of the BDG Bundesverband deutscher Gesangspädagogen (German National Association of Vocal Teachers).
Monica Sproß works as a Tutor for classical singing at the Public Music School of Trier and is the Head of a private singing class. Additionally she coaches choirs of neighbouring countries in vocal formation, one of them being INECC Luxembourg.
She performs regularly as a lyrical soprano with regional choirs in ecclesiastical concerts. The repertoire includes the Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem, the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, Elijah by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy among others.
She tours extensively European countries as a member of different classical ensembles. Her programs cover diverse repertoire, such as adaptations of classical Spanish and South American composers as well as Vienna operetta. The focal point of her recitals is romantic Art song (Kunstlied) .