MSM would like to thank the Library of Congress for providing the manuscript and first edition scores from their digital archive of the works by Richard Wagner, W.A. Mozart, Samuel Barber, Erich Korngold, and Douglas Moore performed in the master class that took place on March 19, 2014 in Greenfield Recital Hall.
is a first-year Master’s student at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Maitland Peters. Having a “a warm rich sound to his voice” has also been acclaimed as “impressive stage presence” (Voce di meche). Previous credits include and Le nozze di Figaro (Il Conte), Così fan tutte with Yonsei University. Scene work includes Rigoletto (Rigoletto), La Bohème (Marcello) with Yonsei University; and Die zauberflöte (Papageno), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) with Staats Oper Hannover. Mr. Sol received Granted Dean’s scholarship throughout his Bachelor’s degree and is currently the Edgar Foster Daniels Scholarship in Voice in his Master’s degree. He won 1st-prize in the 2010 Korean Herald Music Competition. Recent performing credits at Manhattan School of Music include Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), T.T, the Chorus (The Mother of Us All).
Eun Ah Bea
has developed her extensive vocal repertoire as a collaborative pianist in vocal and chamber music for eighteen years. Ms. Bea has performed in venues in Russia, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea. Currently working as an accompanist for Manhattan School of Music’s Senior Opera Theatre, she has also had a broad range of teaching experience in Sungshin Women’s University, Soongeui Women’s University, and the Korea National University of Arts since 1995. Ms. Bea has worked as an accompanist in many established choirs, such as the Korean National Opera Theater Choir, Seoul Motet Choir, 21 Century Choir, and Seoul Beatus Choir. She received her Master’s degree in Music Education at Ewha Womans University and her Ph.D. in Collaborative Piano at Sungshin Women’s University. She also acquired diplomas from the Korean National Opera Theater Academy and the Mozarteum Sommer Akademi in Salzburg, Austria. Winner of the Korea National Student Competition in Piano, she is currently a voice coach and is studying for a Professional Studies Certificate in Accompanying at Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Heasook Rhee.
A student of Mark Oswald, Tom Mulder is a second year masters student at the Manhattan School of Music. Recently performed roles include La Clemenza di Tito (Tito) with New York Lyric Opera, L’elisir D’amore (Nemorino) with Opera MODO, and Vêpres Sicilliennes (Mainfroid) with Bel Canto at Caramoor, where he portrayed the body guard of soprano, Angela Meade. At MSM he will be seen in Orlando Paladino (Medoro) and has performed The Mother of Us All (Andrew Johnson), The Rape of Lucretia (Male Chorus), and scenes from Two Boys (Brian), and The Tempest (Ferdinand). He graduated in 2012 from Vanderbilt University where he performed Cosí Fan Tutte (Ferrando) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton), as well as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Vanderbilt’s Syphonic Choir and Orchestra. He is also a first and second place winner of the NATS vocal competition’s southeast region. This summer, he will travel to China on a NOA grant to perform scenes from La Cenerentola (Don Ramiro), Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Nadir), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander) among others. He will then appear as a young artist at Seagle Music Colony where he will perform L’italiana in Algeri (Lindoro) among other roles. Next year, he will join the Metropolitan Opera Chorus for Der Meistersinger.
is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Kenneth Merrill. As collaborative pianist, she has worked at The Seoul International Music Camp Festival and The Manhattan Summer Voice Festival; for this summer, she has been invited to The Aspen Music Festival and School. Jimin has also participated in voice master classes taught by Marilyn Horne, Craig Rutenberg, Deborah Polaski, Ron Raines, Diana Soviero, and flute master classes of Paul Edmund Davies, Carol Wincenc, and Conor Nelson. As solo performer, she has performed at such venues as Seoul Arts Center, and Sejong
Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul Korea. Her previous teachers include Jae Hyuck Cho and Seung Min Park. Italian-American
is a senior at Manhattan School of Music studying under Mignon Dunn. She was praised by Opera News and the New York Times for her performance as Indiana Elliot in Manhattan School of Music’s production of Mother of Us All. Gina has performed throughout Europe and the United States as a recitalist and in full operatic productions. Last summer, Gina performed the role of Mrs. Ott in a special production of Susannah under the artistic direction of Carlisle Floyd himself. Previous credits also include the title role in La Dolorosa, Carmen (Mercédès), Rigoletto (Maddalena), Mother of Us All (Indiana Elliot), and Die Zauberflöte (Third Lady). Gina was invited to sing Pergolesi’s
Stabat Mater with the Toscanini Symphony Orchestra at the centennial celebration of Casa Italiana in Washington, DC. She studied under scholarship at the University of Siena in Italy where she received a certificate in Italian Language. Upcoming roles include Carmen in La tragédie de Carmen and Tigrane in Manhattan School of Music Senior Opera Theatre’s production of La Doriclea.
has performed in concerts in the United States, France and Korea, in venues including Weill Hall at Carnegie, Merkin Hall, Château de Fontainebleau in France, Sejong Chamber Hall, Kumho Recital Hall in Korea. Ms. Kang is a recipient of awards including 2nd prize at the Artur Balsam Duo Competition, Prix Special du Directeur of the Fontainebleau Music School, and Arno Drucker scholarship. She has recently collaborated with the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and Seoul National University in concerts. Ms. Kang is a Doctoral candidate in Collaborative piano at Manhattan School of Music.
Xiaoming Tian is a first-year Master’s degree candidate of Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Neil Rosenshein. Previous credits include performance in Baroque Aria Ensemble with Director Dr. Kenneth Cooper. He has also performed the role of Herr von Faninal in Die Rosenkavalier with OPERA American and the role of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Tiajin Opera Theater. Recent work scene includes the role Harapha in Samson. Soprano Christine Price made her Lincoln Center debut in November 2012 as the soloist of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in Alice Tully Hall, with the Juilliard pre-college orchestra, conducted by Adam Glaser. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Christine moved to New York City as a high school junior, and graduated from The Juilliard Pre-College Division in voice. Selected as the soloist for Juilliard’s 2010 gala tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel, Ms. Price sang “Many A New Day” from Oklahoma and “If I Loved You” from Carousel. More recent credits include the title role in the Manhattan School of Music Summer Voice Festival production of La Calisto and performing in Side by Side by Sondheim at Manhattan School of Music. Upcoming performances include the title role in the Manhattan School of Music production of La Doriclea. She is completing her undergraduate degree at MSM this year and currently studies with Ashley Putnam. As a vocal accompanist,
Yan Cai is completing her graduate degree in Accompanying major at Manhattan School of Music under Professor Thomas Muraco. Ms. Cai has collaborated with many singers and also played for many vocal master classes. She will perform with Christine Price for presenting “Du bist die Ruh” and “Dearest Mama”.
holds the title of Visiting Artist for Vocal Studies and Distance Learning at Manhattan School of Music, and serves as a
member on the School’s Board of Trustees and Artistic Advisory Board.
Praised by the
New York Times
for his “ceaseless curiosity,” Thomas Hampson enjoys a singular international career as an opera singer, recording artist,
and “ambassador of song,” maintaining an active interest in research, education, musical outreach, and technology. The American
baritone has performed in the world’s most important concert halls and opera houses with many renowned singers, pianists,
conductors, and orchestras. One of the most respected, innovative, and sought-after soloists performing today, he was recently
Gramophone’s 2013 “Hall of Fame”; honored as a Metropolitan Opera Guild “Met Mastersinger”; and presented with the first Venetian
Heritage Award (2013) and the Concertgebouw Prize (2011).
On the opera stage in the 2013-14 season, the baritone makes his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Berg’s
at the Metropolitan Opera, in a production featuring Deborah Voigt and led by James Levine. Hampson also reprised his star
turn in the title role of
at the Vienna State Opera, and revisited such signature parts as Amfortas in
at Lyric Opera of Chicago (as well as in concert with the National Symphony); Giorgio Germont in
at the Bavarian State Opera; Mandryka in
at the Salzburg Easter Festival; and Scarpia in
at both the Deutsche Oper Berlin and London’s Royal Opera House. In the concert hall, he opened the season in performances
with Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden, and performed Brahms, Schubert, and Wolf on a twelve-stop European
tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Other orchestral collaborations include programs of arias and duets with Luca Pisaroni
in Prague, Bratislava, Essen, Baden-Baden, and Paris, and selections from
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
with the BBC Scottish Symphony. The baritone takes his celebrated lieder recitals to London’s Wigmore Hall, the Leipzig
Gewandhaus, and to Coburg, Heidelberg, Brussels, and Berne.
In the 2012-13 season, Hampson’s operatic engagements brimmed with Verdi, from his company role debut as Iago in
at the Metropolitan Opera to singing Giorgio Germont at the Vienna State Opera. Having wowed critics in the title role of
at Chicago’s Lyric Opera, the baritone reprised the Doge – in concert and live recording, which is due for fall release
– at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and looks forward to closing the season in the role at London’s Royal Opera House. It was as Scarpia
that he opened the present season at Santa Fe Opera, and he revisited the role at Zurich Opera, where he also portrayed Wolfram
Tannhäuser. He returns to Wagner in summer 2013, singing Amfortas at the Munich Opera Festival, before rejoining the Salzburg Festival
as Rodrigo in a new Pappano/Stein production of Verdi’s
Hampson’s recent international concert and recital engagements include performances in New York, Munich, London, Vienna,
San Francisco, and more. He made gala appearances at Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus on New Year’s Eve and celebrated the Concertgebouw
Orchestra’s 125th anniversary in Amsterdam. His collaborative projects also included a European tour with the Wiener Virtuosen,
an appearance with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, and concerts with the Jupiter String Quartet – featuring
a world premiere by Mark Adamo – in New York, Boston, and Davis, California. Other artistic partnerships included performances
with the Los Angeles, London, Munich, and Israel Philharmonics, and the National Symphony.
Internationally recognized for his versatility in operatic repertoire both classical and contemporary, the baritone created
the role of Rick Rescorla in the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere production of Christopher Theofanidis’s
Heart of a Soldier, which commemorated the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2011. Other important firsts for Hampson in the 2011-12
season included his role debuts as Iago in
and in the title role of Hindemith’s
Mathis der Maler, both at Zurich Opera, as well as his house role debut as Verdi’s
at the Metropolitan Opera. Hampson was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has won worldwide
recognition for thoughtfully researched and creatively constructed programs that explore the rich repertoire of song in a
wide range of styles, languages, and periods. Through the Hampsong Foundation (www.hampsongfoundation.org.), founded in 2003, he employs the art of song
to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. He is one of the most important interpreters of German Romantic song
and with his celebrated “Song of America” project (www.songofamerica.net), a collaboration
with the Library of Congress, he has become known as the “Ambassador of American song.”
The singer’s commitment to cross-cultural communication through music and text was showcased in CNN’s “Fusion Journeys”
series, for which Hampson was filmed in South Africa in a musical exchange with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The past season
also saw the debut of the “Song of America” radio series, co-produced by the Hampsong Foundation and the WFMT Radio Network
of Chicago. Conceived and hosted by the baritone, the series consists of 13 hour-long programs exploring the history of American
culture through song, and has aired in more than 250 U.S. markets. A passionate teacher, Hampson will return for master classes
to both the Manhattan School of Music’s Distance Learning program and Heidelberger Frühling’s Lied Academy, of which he is
the co-founder and artistic director. Hailing from Spokane, Washington, Hampson has received many honors and awards for his
probing artistry and cultural leadership. Comprising more than 150 albums, his discography includes winners of a Grammy Award,
five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. He received the 2009 Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award from the Atlantic
Council in Washington, DC, and was appointed the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Residence. In 2010 he was honored
with a Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress, where he serves as Special Advisor to the Study and Performance of
Music in America. Hampson holds honorary doctorates from Manhattan School of Music, Whitworth College, and San Francisco
Conservatory, besides being an honorary member of London’s Royal Academy of Music. He carries the titles of Kammersänger
of the Vienna State Opera and Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Republic of France, and was awarded
the Austrian Medal of Honor in Arts and Sciences. In 2011 Hampson was again named ECHO Klassik’s “Singer of the Year,” marking
the fourth time he has received that distinction over a 20-year period.
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