LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Metropolitan Opera is one of the best known opera companies in the world, a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world.  Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, the Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine since 1976.  Under the leadership of General Manager Peter Gelb, the Met has launched a series of bold initiatives that are designed to broaden the company’s audience and revitalize its repertory.

The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program was created in 1980 by Maestro Levine to identify and develop extraordinarily talented young artists in the realm of opera.  The program has trained a new generation of celebrated American and international opera singers, as well as coaches and pianists, who perform at the highest standards in productions at the Met and opera houses around the world.

The Young Artist Development Program has been named after Mr. and Mrs. George Lindemann in recognition and gratitude for their leadership and generous support.

While many opera companies across the country conduct young artist training programs, the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is unparalleled for the quality and scope of resources available to its participants.  Throughout their instruction, young artists draw upon the vast pool of world-renowned talent available at the Met, including current and former Met artists, internationally recognized coaches and master teachers, and staff from the Metropolitan Opera’s music and artistic departments.  Program participants have access to daily rehearsals and practice sessions, where they can observe opera’s great singers preparing their roles for the current Met repertory.  They are presented with the unparalleled opportunity to perform onstage in Met productions, as many are assigned supporting roles and serve as cover's for featured singers.

In a unique partnership between two prestigious musical institutions, the Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School joined forces with the beginning of the 2010-11 season.  The program’s participants now have access to both organizations’ considerable resources and personnel, in an effort to expand learning and performing opportunities for young artists.  This includes one fully staged or concert opera production per year at Juilliard, conducted by Maestro Levine, featuring members of the Young Artist Program and the Juilliard Orchestra.

The inaugural production was Smetana’s The Bartered Bride in February 2011, conducted by James Levine and directed by Stephen Wadsworth.  Gluck's Armide conducted by Jane Glover and directed by Fabrizio Melano followed in 2012.  The 2012-2013 season production was Mozart's Così fan tutte, conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Stephen Wadsworth.  Last season featured a Scenes Program consisting of the first acts of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini, Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, as well as Stravinsky’s Mavra, conducted by James Levine.

 

Faculty and Staff:

 

Artists:

 James Levine
-Music Director
Brian Zeger
-Executive Director
Ken Noda
-Musical Assistant to James Levine
Stephen Wadsworth
- Head of Dramatic Studies
Robert Cowart
- Head of Linguistic Studies
Natalia Katyukova
- Staff Music Coach
Nathaniel Murray
- Fitness Instructor
David Paul
- German Instructor
Georgina Young-Ellis
-English Instructor

Guest Master Teachers for the 2014-15 Season
John Fisher
Renata Scotto

Clare Avery
-Administrative Director
Sean Guerrier
-Administrative Associate 

Benjamin Bliss
Brandon Cedel
Sara Couden
Ekaterina Deleu
Dimitri Dover
Ying Fang
Lachlan Glen
Anthony Kalil
Mary-Jane Lee
Sophia Muñoz
Andrew Stenson
Daniel Stewart
Sava Vemić
Yunpeng Wang



 

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biographies: 

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James Levine

MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR (Cincinnati, Ohio)
MET DEBUT:  Tosca 1971
MET HIGHLIGHTS:  Das Rheingold, Concerts, Simon Boccanegra, Don Pasquale, Wozzeck, Il Trovatore, Die Walküre, La Bohème, Don Carlo

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Brian Zeger

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Port Jervis, New York)
EDUCATION/TRAINING:  BA Harvard; MM The Juilliard School; DMA Manhattan School of Music 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Collaborations with many of the world's top artists including von Stade, Terfel, Voigt, and Graham.  Artistic Director of the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts Department at The Juilliard School; For 10 years, Mr. Zeger was the Program Director of the Program for Singers at the Steans Music Institute of the Ravinia Festival; recordings on EMI Classics, New World, Naxos, and Koch record labels.

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Ken Noda

MUSICAL ASSISTANT TO JAMES LEVINE (New York, New York)
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Studied piano with Daniel Barenboim
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Soloist with Berlin, Vienna, New York, Israel, and Los Angeles Philharmonics; London, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco Symphonies; Cleveland Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris under Abbado, Barenboim, Chailly, Levine, Mehta, Ozawa, and Previn.  Chamber music collaborations with Levine, Perlman, and Zukerman.  Vocal accompanist to Battle, Behrens, Ewing, Millo, Moll, Norman, and Upshaw; regular participant at Marlboro Music Festival.  

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Stephen Wadsworth

HEAD OF DRAMATIC STUDIES (Mt. Kisco, New York)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Director for the Met's Boris Godunov and Iphigénie en Tauride; director for The Juilliard School and The Metropolitan Opera's joint production of The Bartered Bride and Così fan tutte. Met debut Rodelinda 2004; has been a teacher in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program since the early 1980s; has directed at La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, Covent Garden, Netherlands Opera, the Edinburgh Festival, and Seattle Opera, where he directed the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Amelia, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut, and received the Artist of the Year Award; wrote the opera A Quiet Place with Leonard Bernstein which played at New York City Opera.

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Robert Cowart

HEAD OF LINGUISTIC STUDIES (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Studied music and languages at University of Pennsylvania and Queens College; extensive private research studies in linguistics. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Vocal language coach at Manhattan School of Music; The Juilliard School; Mannes School of Music; Curtis Institute of Music; Aspen Music Festival and School; International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel, Montreal and Japan; and "Si parla si canta" Vocal Program in Urbania, Italy, where he concentrates on the profound connection between language and the voice.


 

Natalia Katyukova

STAFF MUSIC COACH (Klin, Russia)
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Masters in Solo Piano, Moscow State Conservatory;  Artist Diploma in Solo Piano, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth;  Piano Degree from Conservatorio "C.Monteverdi", Bolzano, Italy; Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano, The Juilliard School.   Graduate of Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Assistant Conductor at the Met since 2012 and coach at The Juilliard School; vocal accompanist to Bryn Terfel, Paul Appleby, Irina Arkhipova; recitals at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival; soloist with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, "Haydn Orchestra", Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.

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Nathaniel Murray

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR (Buffalo, New York)
EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Laban Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York; Alexander and Feldenkrais; Integral Yoga; Yoga Certification; Kokushi Budo Institute, New York; Shodan-First Degree Black Belt-Aikido; trained with Babatunde Olatunji as Master Drummer. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Fitness Coach for the David Letterman Band, Saturday Night Live Band, James Taylor Band and Stevie Wonder Band; Guest Artist with Kirtanist Krishna Das.

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David Paul

GERMAN INSTRUCTOR (Hamburg, Germany)
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Studied acting and directing at Columbia University; Graduate of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Has worked extensively on operatic and theatrical stages throughout the United States and abroad, including Washington National Opera, the Tel Aviv Summer Opera Festival, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC;  Dramatic Advisor for the Juilliard School's master's program in Voice; served on the faculties of the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel, "Viva Virginia" at Virginia Tech, and the Columbia University Summer High School Program.

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John Fisher

GUEST MASTER TEACHER (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)
EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Studies at Glasgow University, the Royal Academy of Music, and the London Opera Centre. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Music Director of the Opera Studio at Théâtre à la Monnaie, Brussels; Music Staff at De Nederlandse Operastichting, Amsterdam; Head of Music Staff/Artistic Administrator at Teatro alla Scala, Milan; Artistic Director of Teatro alla Fenice, Venice; Director of Opera and Vocal Productions/Executive Producer at Deutsche Grammophone; Director of Music Administration at the Met; General Director of Welsh National Opera.

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Renata Scotto

GUEST MASTER TEACHER (Savona, Italy)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Made her Met debut as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly in 1965 and since became a legendary opera star; made her Met directing debut in 1986 with Madama Butterfly, and has directed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Arena di Verona, and Florida Grand Opera among many others; master classes at Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Yale University, the Russian Opera Center in Moscow, Tokyo University; Director of the Young Artists Program at the Verdi Institute in Parma; founded the Renata Scotto Vocal Academy in Albisola, Italy and at Westchester Music Conservatory, New York; received an Honorary Doctorate from The Juilliard School.


2014-15 Young Artists


 

Benjamin Bliss

TENOR (Prairie Village, Kansas)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Second Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chapman University; Los Angeles Opera's Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – 2014 season;  Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte with the LA Philharmonic conducted by Dudamel;  Pedrillo in Act I of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Vassili in Stravinsky’s Mavra in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine. 2012-2013 season; Alfredo in La Traviata with Wolf Trap Opera Company, Tomas in LA Opera's World Premiere of Dulce Rosa, Male Chorus in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia with James Conlon and LA Opera's Domingo-Thornton Young Artists, Barbarigo in LA Opera's production of Verdi's I due Foscari. 2012-2011 season: Daniel in LA Opera's cathedral production of The Festival Play of Daniel, Harlekin in Ullman's Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Der Revolutionär in Krenek's Das geheime Königsreich with James Conlon and LA Opera, LA Opera debut as Benvolio in Romeo et Juliette under the baton of Plácido Domingo; 2014 First Prize Gerda Lissner competition and Sara Tucker Grant winner;  2013 Operalia Don Plácido Domingo Sr. Zarzuela Prize recipient, two-time Finalist in the Western Region Met Auditions.

 

Brandon Cedel

Mr. Cedel’s participation in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is sponsored by Annette Merle-Smith

BASS BARITONE (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Second Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: The Curtis Institute of Music 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013-2014 season; Watchman in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Met, Balducci in Act I, Scene I of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine, Kennedy Center debut Recital with Vocal Arts Society, Masetto and Leporello in Don Giovanni with the Glyndebourne Festival.  2012-2013 season; Met’s 2013 Summer Recital Series, Colline in the Royal Opera House of Oman’s production of La Boheme,William Dale in Opera Philadelphia’s production of Silent Night, Nerbulone in Eliogabalo with Gotham Chamber Opera, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Pirro in I Lombardi with the Opera Orchestra of New York; Lord Sidney in Il Viaggio a Reims with Wolf Trap Opera Company; Leporello in Don Giovanni with Chautauqua Institute, Bass soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.  Grand Finals Winner of  2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council, 2012 Sullivan Foundation Award, George London Award, Sara Tucker Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, 2011 Grand Prize in the Gerda Lissner Competition, First prize in the Giulio Gari Competition, First prize in the Palm Beach Opera Competition Junior Division. 




 

Sara Couden

CONTRALTO (Walnut Creek,CA)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-First Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Artist Diploma from Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music (Early Music and Oratorio program), Masters of Music from San Francisco Conservatory.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  2013-2014 season; Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus with Simon Carrington, St. John Passion with Masaaki Suzuki, and Honegger’s King David with Marguerite Brooks at Yale, Baba in Act 2 of The Medium at Music Academy of the West;  2012–2013 season;  Third Lady in The Magic Flute  at Music Academy of the West, “Lob des Hohen Verstandes” and “Urlicht” with the Music Academy Festival Orchestra under James Gaffigan,  alto soloist in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Helmuth Rilling, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Masaaki Suzuki, Baba in The Medium at San Francisco Conservatory, Cornelia  in Giulio Cesare, Principessa in Suor Angelica, and Bradamante  in Alcina.  2011-2012 season; Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress at Music Academy of the West, alto soloist in Bach’s Magnificat/Vivaldi’s Gloria (San Francisco Bach Choir) and Handel’s Messiah (San Jose Symphonic Choir). 

 

Dimitri Dover

PIANIST  (Port Jefferson, New York )
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-First Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellowship in Collaborative Piano at The Juilliard School; Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory; B.A. from Harvard University. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, appearances at Alice Tully Hall, David H. Koch Theater, Symphony Space. 2013-14 season: Premieres of contemporary works with Composers Concordance and Cutting Edge, chamber music with North Shore Pro Musica, appearances at Zipper Hall (Los Angeles) and Warner Theater (Washington).  Instrumental and song performances with 2013 Chelsea Music Festival. Has performed in the composer's presence the works of Valerie Coleman, Dan Cooper, George Crumb, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, the late Nicholas Maw, John Musto, Ben Moore, Ian Ng, André Previn, Gene Pritsker, Morton Subotnick, and Chris Theofanidis. Soloist in Schumann Piano Concerto at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University. Fellow at Tanglewood, Aspen summer festivals. Staff pianist and coaching faculty, Songfest at Colburn, 2014; staff pianist at The Juilliard School, 2013-14.

Ekaterina Deleu

PIANIST (Chisinau, Moldova)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Second Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2011-2012 season; staff pianist in the Young Artists Programme of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, staff pianist at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition; 2010-2011 staff pianist at Centre d'Art Lirique de la Méditeranée and Nice Conservatoire (France), rehearsal pianist of C.A.L.M. production L'enfant et les sortilèges; 2006-2009 accompanist at the Vocal Faculty and Opera Studio of the St.Petersburg State Conservatory; "Best accompanist" prize at the International Opera Singers Contest "St.Petersburg", winner of the International Festival-Competition "Three centuries of classic romance (Lied)".

Ying Fang

SOPRANO (Ningbo, China)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Second Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING Master of Music The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music The Shanghai Conservatory

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013-2014 season; Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with the Wolf Trap Opera, Mme Podtochina’s Daughter in The Nose at the Met, Teresa in Act I of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini and Konstanze in Act I of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail as well as Adina in Act 1 of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine,  Contessa di Folleville in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims with the Wolf Trap Opera. 2012-2013 season; Met’s 2013 Summer Recital Series; Zaide in Mozart's Zaide in concert with the New World Symphony, Bellezza in Handel's Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno with the Juilliard 415 under the baton of William Christie; Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute with The Aspen Opera Theater Center, Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Fanny in Rossini's La Cambiale di Matrimonio with The Juilliard School. First Prize Award 2013 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. Winner of the 2009 7th Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music.


Lachlan Glen

PIANIST (Camden, NSW, Australia)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Second Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING Master of Music The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music Rutgers University, Undergraduate Studies at The University of Southern Queensland

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Album "stopping by" with tenor Kyle Bielfield released on Delos label. Founder and Artistic Director of "Schubert & Co.". Solo performances and concerto appearances throughout Australia, Europe and the U.S., including Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Recent recitals with singers and instrumentalists include performances in Dresden, Berlin, Basel, London, Sydney and New York. Staff and faculties of the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, Castleton Festival and Chautauqua Institution.

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Anthony Kalil

TENOR (Goshen, Indiana)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Third Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Musical studies at Wartburg College

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013-2014 season; Metropolitan Opera debut as The Young Man in Die Frau Ohne Schatten; the title role in Act I, Scene I of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine, Rodolfo in La Bohème with Opera on the Avalon,  the Duke in Rigoletto at the Portland Opera.  2012-2013 season;  Alfredo in La Traviata with Opera on the Avalon; Tenor soloist for Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Norwalk Symphony OrchestraLensky in Eugene Onegin with Vashon Opera, participant in the I Sing Beijing program in Beijing, China.  He has performed such roles as Rodolfo in La Bohème, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, The Count of Lerma in Don Carlo, Gabriel Von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Canio in Pagliacci, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, and the Duke of Matua in Rigoletto. 2013 Sara Tucker Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation; Second Prize 2013 Gerda Lissner Competition.


 

Mary-Jane Lee

SOPRANO (Lethbridge, Alberta Canada)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Second Year

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Bachelor of Music degree at Utah State University, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, Marlboro Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013-2014 season; Met’s 2014 Summer Recital Series, Parasha in Stravinsky’s Mavra in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine.   2012-2013 season; Musetta in La Bohème with Northern Lights Music Festival, Vier Letzte Lieder with the Missouri River Festival, Arabella (cover) in Arabella with the Santa Fe Opera, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with Wichita Grand Opera. Other highlights: La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro with Aspen Opera Theater Center, and Micaëla in Carmen with Chautauqua Institution. 2013 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Grant Winner.

 

Sophia Muñoz

PIANIST  (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-First Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Mannes College the New School for Music.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Opera on the Avalon, Rehearsal pianist La Bohème (2014);  rehearsal pianist and harpsichordist in Il Viaggio a Reims (2014) and rehearsal and orchestral pianist in the New York premiere of Daniel Catán’s Il Postino  (2013) both with Mannes Opera under the baton of Joseph Colaneri.  Performed in Mannes Festival concerts at Weill Recital Hall (2013) and Steinway Hall (2010). Pianist and repetiteur for Internationale Meistersinger Akademie (2013);  Alumna of the National YoungArts program; YoungArts Alumni Gala under the direction of Bill T. Jones (2014);  alumna facilitator and performer in “Salutes to the Presidential Scholars in the Arts” at the Kennedy Center (2012, 2013).

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Andrew Stenson

Mr. Stenson’s participation in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is sponsored by the Kern Family, in memory of Ralph W. Kern.

TENOR (Rochester, Minnesota)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Third Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master of Music at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Arts Luther College

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013-2014season; Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Utah Opera, role debut as Tonio in Seattle Opera's production of La Fille du Régiment, Demetrius in The Enchanted Island at the Met, Belmonte in Act I of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine, Tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah  with Seattle Symphony, tenor soloist in Mozart's Requiem with Hartford Symphony,  Pvt. Danny Chen in Ruo’s An American Soldier at the Washington National Opera.  2012-2013 season; Third Esquire in Parsifal at the Met, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Glyndebourne Festival, Tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with San Francisco Symphony, 2011-2012 season; Orphée in Orphée et Euridice with Seattle Opera, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.

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Daniel Stewart

CONDUCTOR (San Francisco, California)

Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-Third Year

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate Diploma Curtis Institute of Music Fellow, New World Symphony; Bachelor of Music and Performer Diploma Indiana University School of Music;  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013-2014 season Music Director of Santa Cruz Symphony, 2013 debuts with the Saint Louis Symphony and New World Symphony, Has conducted ensembles including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Curtis Opera Theater, Cover conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Company of Philadelphia; Winner of the 2010 James Conlon Conducting Prize at the Aspen Music Festival, Principal Violist of ensembles including the Aspen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Verbier festival orchestras, and the New World Symphony; Compositions performed at venues including the Aspen, Verbier, and Tribeca New Music festivals.




 

Sava Vemić

BASS (Belgrade, Serbia)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program-First Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Music School Mokranjac, Faculty of Music Art, University of Arts in Belgrade.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  2013-2014 season; Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at IVAI in Tel Aviv, Israel.  2012-2013 season;  Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro at IVAI, soloist in Aficionados’ Concerts at the festival Esterhazy in Haydnsaal, Austria.  Debut as Sarastro in The Magic Flute at the Madlenianum Opera & Theatre in Belgrade.  First Prize 2014 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition; Danica Mastilović's Award for the best student of solo-singing department at University of Arts in Belgrade; Publikumspreis der Stadt Beeskow in the frame of the International Opera Course Oper Oder-Spree, Germany, 2011; First Prize 2010 15th International Competition of Young Musicians Petar Konjovic, Serbia; First Prize 13th Solo Singers Competition Nikola Cvejic; First Prize 2008 at 6th Solo Singers Competition Lazar Jovanovic, Serbia.


Yunpeng Wang

BARITONE (Shenzhen, China)
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program- Second Year
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master of Music The Manhattan School of  Music, Bachelor of Music Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013-2014 Season:  Met’s 2014 Summer Recital Series,   Fieramosca in Act I, Scene I of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in the MET+Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine, and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Santa Cruz Symphony.  2012-2013 Season: Carnegie Hall debut with The Musical Olympus Festival; Alice Tully Hall debut singing with I Sing Beijing Program and The New York City Opera Orchestra, Performed with The Hartford Symphony as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and The Yellow River Cantata, Appeared with The Voices of 2012 concert with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV in Pécs, Hungary; Athanaël in Thaïs with The Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater. 2011-2012 season; Marco in Gianni Schicchi and Eisenstein (Cover) in Die Fledermaus at The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China; Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte with The Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater; Participated in the Zürich Stiftung Opera Bel Canto Night in Switzerland. Recipient of  2nd Place Prize, Zarzuela Prize, and Audience Award of Placido Domingo’s International Operalia Competition in 2012; 1st Place Winner of The 2013 Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition.