Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Creative Team - The Singers

Lukas Zeman- Baritone

Lukáš Zeman studied at Gymnázium Jana Nerudy in Prague singing, bassoon and conducting. He attended the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Gudrun Volkert. Since 2008 he has been working with Sasja Hunnego and Andrew Schroeder at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He gave solo recitals in Japan (Yokohama), New Zealand (Auckland), India (National Center for Performing Arts), Germany, Switzerland (Geneva) and Holland, sang a Priester in Idomeneo at the Salzburger Festspiele 2006 under musical direction of Sir Roger Norrington and was a guest at Komische Oper Berlin, where he sang Scandor in Telemann´s opera Miriways. He is a member of Claron McFadden Madrigal Ensemble and performs with barock orchestra De Swaen and Collegium 1704.
In 2008 Lukáš joined Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival choir academy on tour to Russia, China and Japan and performed staged version of Bach´s Johannes passion directed by Robert Wilson at Theater Kiel.
Lukáš further performed the role of Lesbo in Agrippina at Handeljaar festival 2009 in Den Haag, which was coached by Michael Chance and appeared at International Opera Festival Montepulciano singing Wigmaker in Ariadne auf Naxos under direction of Roland Boer. He participated at Festival Heures Romantique 2010, which was coached by Udo Reinemann.

Kadri Tegelmann Mezzo-Soprano

The Estonian mezzo soprano started her music studies in Estonia and in 2006 moved to Holland for her studies.
Kadri has given many solo concerts in Estonia, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Slovenia, Germany. She performed the roles of:  L'enfant (M.Ravel "L'enfant et les Sortileges"), Ixion (M.A.Charpentier "La descente d'Orphee aux enfers"), La Marchande de journaux (F.Poulenc "Les Mamelles de Tiresias"), Giannetta (G.Donizetti "L'elisir d'amore"). Kadri sang the solo parts in Stabat Mater, G.B.Pergolesi, Krönungsmesse W.A.Mozart, Requiem W.A.Mozart, Christmas Oratorio C.Saint Säens. 
In 2012 she will finish her master degree at the Dutch National Opera Academy with the role of Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera by W.A.Mozart.
From September 2012, she will be a member at the Opera Studio Nederland.

Vera Milani- Soprano

Vera Milani, Soprano, graduated from her classical singing studies at the “Conservatorio di Musica G. Verdi” in Como under the guidance of Adriana Maliponte, where she also attended the course of composition with Luca Francesconi and Vittorio Zago. Subsequently she took for several years singing classes with the soprano Fiorella Prandini. She received her diploma from her Baroque singing studies with Roberto Balconi from the Early Music Department of the “Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano”, where she also participated in Masterclasses of Evelyn Tubb , Patrizia Vaccari, Dr. Franco Fussi and has deepened her knowledge of the 17th century vocal repertoire with Mara Galassi. In 2010 she was awarded the “Fiammetta Semenza” scholarship.
She regularly collaborates with different ensembles, being espescially active in the sacred and baroque repertoire; she worked amongst others with the directors R.Balconi, F. Fanna, A. Frigè, P. Gelmini (“Orchestra Sinfonica del Lario”), A. Odone, A. Moriya (Matelier), S. Molardi (I virtuosi delle Muse), Ruben Jais (LaVerdi Barocca) and Gianluca Capuano (Il canto d’Orfeo). She performed the role of Filia in the oratorio “Jepthe” (G. Carissimi) at the “Festival dell’Aurora” (Crotone) under the direction of Stefano Molardi, Bellinda in “Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Dalinda in “Ariodante” (Händel) directed by Roberto Balconi. She sung the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi at the Castello Sforzesco (Milan) under the baton of L. Ghielmi.Recently she has participated in performances during the “Festival Internazionale di concerti per organo” in Aosta, at the “Festival Internazionale Musica negli Horti” in Val D’Orcia (Tuscany), as soloist and ensemble member of “Il canto d’Orfeo” (G. Capuano) and in the “Internationaler Gottfried-Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb” (Germany), where she collaborated with “La Divina Armonia” (L. Ghielmi).

Emilio Aguilar- haute - tenor

Emilio Aguilar, born in 1989. He started his musical education at the age of 9, playing the piano at the Conservatory Gilardo Gilardi in Argentina. He began singing lessons at 15, after which singing became his main focus.
Upon finishing high-school, Mr. Aguilar studied "Choir conducting" at the University of Bellas Artes, Argentina.
In September 2009, he became a student of Valerie Guillorit in the Classical Department at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Their technical progress is monitored regulary by Margreet Honig.
Mr Aguilar is working with different choirs in The Netherlands (Bach Choir of The Netherlands, Nederlands Kamerkoor), and gaining experience as a soloist in concerts of diverse repertoire.

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