THE MUSICIANS CLUB OF NEW YORK 

Presents

The 2016 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky

Young Artist Awards

Finals Concert (Vocal)

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Liederkranz Concert Hall
6 East 87th Street
New York City

Thank you to all the contestants who made the 2016 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards a great success. We hope your experience was personally rewarding. A special congratulations to the following contestants of the 2016 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, who were named 2016 FINALISTS:

Sandra Hamaoui, soprano

San Francisco Conservatory
Teachers: Cesar Ulloa, Joan Dornemann, Liora Maurer

Virginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano (Third Prize)
The Juilliard School (MM); Lindemann Young Artist Development Program
Teachers: Edith Wiens, Ken Noda, Jeffrey Goldberg

Sung hwa Baek, soprano
Montclair State University
Teachers: Karen Driscoll

Galeano Salas, tenor (Second Prize)
Academy of Vocal Arts Philadelphia, Yale University, University of Houston
Teachers: William Stone
 
Olivia Vote, mezzo-soprano
Academy of Vocal Arts Philadelphia, Yale (MM), UNCSA (BA)
Teachers: Jason Ferrante, William Stone
 
Michelle Bradley, soprano (First Prize)
Bowling Green State U. (MA Vocal Performance); Lindemann Young Artist
       Development Program
Techers: Diana Soviero, Lois Alba
 
JungYong Kim, tenor
Milan Conservatory, Montclair University
Teachers: Lori McCann, Eve Queler
 
Alexis Rodda, soprano
Princeton U. (BA); Mannes College (MM);
       CUNY Graduate Center (DMA 2014-present);
Teachers: Arthur Levy 

Read More for videos of all Finalists.

2016 SERGE & OLGA KOUSSEVITZKY YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS

Finalist: Sandra Hamaoui, soprano


Finalist Sandra Hamaoui, soprano, and Mikhail Hallak, piano, perform:
00:31 "Eccomi in lieta vesta…Oh! quante volte" from I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini)
07:27 "L’île inconnue" from Les Nuits d’été (Berlioz)
11:16 "Emily’s Goodbye Aria" from Our Town (Rorem)
14:50 "¿De dónde venís, amore?" from Cuatro madrigales amatorios (Rodrigo)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Third Prize: Virginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano
$1,000 plus a recital on the Musicians Club of New York’s 2015-16 concert series


Third Prize-Winning Performance of Finalist Virginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano, and Giuseppe Mentuccia, piano, perform:
00:17 La vie antérieure (Duparc)
04:41 "Ces lettres" from Werther (Massenet)
11:33 "Je suis Lazuli" from L’etoile (Chabrier)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Finalist: Sung hwa Baek, soprano


Finalist Sung hwa Baek, soprano, and Mikhail Hallak, piano, perform:
00:04 Azalea Flowers (Dong Jin Kim)
04:50 Through me (Kwon hee Lee)
9:20 "Qual fiamma avea nel guardo" from Il Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
13:55 La zingara (d’Arienzo)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Second Prize: Galeano Salas, tenor
$2,000 plus a recital on the Musicians Club of New York’s 2015-16 concert series


Second Prize-Winning Performance of Finalist Galeano Salas, tenor, Mikhail Hallak, piano, perform: 
00:22 "Questa o quella" from Rigoletto (Verdi)
02:31 "Pourquoi me réveiller" from Werther (Massenet)
05:20 Because You're Mine (Brodszky & Cahn)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Finalist: Olivia Vote, mezzo-soprano 


Finalist Olivia Vote, mezzo-soprano, and Mikhail Hallak, piano, perform: 
00:23 "All’afflitto è dolce il pianto" from Roberto Devereux (Donizetti)
04:30 Von Ewiger liebe (Brahms)
09:36 Lost in the Stars (Weill)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza. 

First Prize: Michelle Bradley, soprano
$3,000 plus a recital on the Musicians Club of New York’s 2015-16 concert series


First Prize-Winning Performance of Finalist Michelle Bradley, soprano, with Sophia Muñoz, piano:
00:08 "Einsam in trüben Tagen" from Lohengrin (Wagner)
05:52 "Depuis le jour" from Louise (Charpentier)
11:13 Cäcilie (R. Strauss)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Finalist: JungYong Kim, tenor


Finalist JungYong Kim, tenor, and Mikhail Hallak, piano, perform:
00:17 "Fra poco a me ricovero" from Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
06:28 "Lonely House" from Street Scene (Weill/Hughes)
09:47 "Like the Wind" (Korean art song by Kim Jong Won)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza. 

Finalist: Alexis Rodda, soprano


Finalist Alexis Rodda, soprano, and Mikhail Hallak, piano, perform:
00:17 "Elsa's Dream" from Lohengrin (Wagner)
05:10 "D'oreste, D'apace" from Idomeneo (Mozart)
08:43 "Sola, perduta abbandonata" from Manon Lescaut (Puccini)
13:02 Die Lorelei (Clara Schumann)
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.