August 26, 2014
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World-Renowned Soprano Elly Ameling Gives a Master Class at Juilliard
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 PM in Paul Hall
Master Class is Free and Open to the Public
World-renowned Dutch soprano Elly Ameling will be in residency at Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts in late September and will lead a public master class on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall, 155 West 65th Street, NYC. The participants will be selected from seven Juilliard singers working with Ms. Ameling during the residency.
The master class is free, and tickets will be available beginning September 18 online at events.juilliard.edu. For further information, call (212) 769-7406.
Elly Ameling is beloved and admired throughout the world for her splendid and expressive voice and her compelling artistry. Her 1995-96 farewell tour marked a milestone in a remarkable artistic career. After her professional debut as a concert singer in Rotterdam in 1953, she performed for more than 40 years in virtually every major cultural center in the world. Her frequent appearances with the leading international orchestras (Haitink, Giulini, Britten, Ozawa, Sawallisch, among her conductors) have established her as one of the greatest singers of our age.
Ms. Ameling has regularly sung at the Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Bergen, and Tanglewood festivals, to name only a few. She has sung in operas, notably Mozart, but art song is her specialty. In her recitals, she has shown future generations of singers the brilliant values of German Lied and French mélodie. Her dedication to a highly individualized art form has resulted in the production of countless recordings, many of which are regularly being re-issued.
Elly Ameling is in great demand throughout the world for her master classes for singers and their pianists, and they benefit from her knowledge and the wealth of her practical insight. She has been awarded four honorary degrees and has been knighted by her Majesty the Queen of The Netherlands for her services to music.
About the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard
Brian Zeger, Artistic Director
One of America’s most prestigious programs for educating singers, The Juilliard School’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts offers young artists programs tailored to their talents and needs. From bachelor and master of music degrees to advanced Artist Diploma programs in voice and opera studies, Juilliard provides frequent performance opportunities, featuring singers in its own recital halls, on Lincoln Center’s stages, and around New York City.
Juilliard graduates may be heard in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world; diverse alumni artists include well-known performers, such as Leontyne Price, Renée Fleming, Simon Estes, Tatiana Troyanos, Shirley Verrett, and Risë Stevens. Recent alumni include Isabel Leonard, Susanna Phillips, Paul Appleby, and Sasha Cooke, among others.
Pianist BrianZeger has built a distinguished international performance career in addition to serving as artistic administrator, educator, and radio broadcaster. In a career spanning three decades, Mr. Zeger has enjoyed collaborations with many of the world’s top artists and enjoys an active career as a chamber musician. Currently he is artistic director of the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at The Juilliard School and the executive director of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Development Program.
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