Artists

“I believe very strongly that it is of the utmost importance to find the right manager – someone who guides and nurtures careers, and helps the artist understand what is necessary in order to advance at the various stages that happen in the course of a lifetime career. This union between artist and manager is perhaps the most important professional decision that the artist will have to make alone – and this choice will shape what happens and when, in the natural evolution of a career. I maintain a very small and select group of singers and conductors, so that I can have the time and energy necessary to accomplish these goals.” – Matthew Laifer

ROSTER 2019-2020

 

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Grigory Soloviov, bass-baritone

 

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Zoya Gramagin, soprano

 

 

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Dilara Unsal, soprano

 

 

 

 

The National Chorale Concert on April 19th 2018

Everett McCorvey, conductor, artistic director

 

 

Laura Virella, mezzo-soprano

 

 

Natasha Novitskaia, mezzo-soprano

Sanchez, opera artist

Sanchez, Cesar

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || VIDEO Born in Mexico, tenor Cesar Sanchez is an exciting new artist who is praised for his heroic intensity and rich passionate voice. He is a full lyric tenor whose voice is particularly suited to the late Romantic operas, especially the music of Verdi and Puccini. Cesar began his music studies as a … Continue reading Sanchez, Cesar

Formisano, Giovanni

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE and ENGAGEMENTS Italian lyric tenor Giovanni Formisano began vocal training in the U.S. where he was recognized for his sense of legato and interpretation of classic Neapolitan repertoire. Winner of Talents of the World Vocal Competition, he was featured alongside many internationally recognized singers in a tribute to world-renowned baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky at Carnegie Hall, In … Continue reading Formisano, Giovanni

Perchikova, Alla

BIO || Repertoire & Engagements|| VIDEO || PRESS and MEDIA The Russian-born soprano Alla Perchikova graduated from the famous Rimsky-Korsakov Music Conservatory in St.Petersburg, Russia. When a student, she was already performing at the world renowned Mariinsky Theater (Freia in Wagner’s Rheingold) under the baton of maestro Valery Gergiev. As a member of the Academy … Continue reading Perchikova, Alla

McCorvey, Everett

PRESS & MEDIA Everett McCorvey is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He received his degrees from the University of Alabama, including a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Maestro McCorvey has performed in many cities around the world and theaters across the country, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Kennedy Center, Aspen Music Festival, Radio City Music hall, Birmingham … Continue reading McCorvey, Everett

Shin, Dongwon

BIOGRAPHY ||  REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO Korean-born tenor Dongwon Shin has been singing the dramatic operatic repertoire for the last several years, including Tabarro with Opera Carolina, Manrico in Dresden and with the Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Opera de Montreal, Radames at Covent Garden and at the Vienna Staatsoper to glowing reviews. He has … Continue reading Shin, Dongwon

Kozhukharova, Anastassiya

BIO || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO || PRESS & MEDIA Soprano Anastassiya Kozhukharova has sung throughout her homeland of Kazakhstan and in Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, South Korea and Japan. Highlights of previous seasons include performances on the stages of the Abai Kazakh State Opera Theater, the Kazakh Concert Hall, and the “Zhas … Continue reading Kozhukharova, Anastassiya

Conductor Rudolf Piehlmayer

Piehlmayer, Rudolf

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || VIDEO Rudolf Piehlmayer was born in Straubing, Germany, and studied piano, clarinet, and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München. In 1986 he won the sponsorship of the C.M.v. Weber Contest as well as the Felix Mottl Competition in Munich, and in 1987 he won the International Weber Contest … Continue reading Piehlmayer, Rudolf

Gramagin, Zoya

Zoya Gramagin has been praised for her beautiful, vibrant voice with characteristically warm colors, while maintaining a very Italianate sound.

Soloviov, Grigory

BIOGRAPHY || ENGAGEMENTS || REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || VIDEO Russian-American bass-baritone Grigory Soloviov was recently praised for his portrayal of the title character in Jay Reise’s 1988 opera Rasputin: “Grigory Soloviov’s deep booming bass is truly hypnotizing; it puts you into some kind of trance. It is chillingly beautiful.” For the same role, another reviewer said, … Continue reading Soloviov, Grigory

Singer Natasha Novitskaia

Novitskaia, Natasha

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO || PRESS/MEDIA Russian-American dramatic mezzo Natasha Novitskaia  debuted in August 2018 at the Mythos Festival in Taormina in her first Amneris after being chosen as a winner of their competition in January 2018 in Rome, Italy. (“Il mezzosoprano russo Natasha Novitskaia fu una ottima Amneris, dalla voce traspartente e decisa, senza tentennamenti”Globus … Continue reading Novitskaia, Natasha

Benedikt, Kristian

Tenor Kristian Benedikt: biography, repertoire, critical acclaim.

Unsal, Dilara

BIO || REPERTOIRE || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO || PRESS and MEDIA Spinto soprano Dilara Unsal was born in Mersin, Turkey. She received her degree from the Opera Studies Department of Istanbul University State Conservatory. During her tenure there she was in Ayse Sezerman’s vocal studio and received the Conservatory’s High Achievement Award for Opera Studies. … Continue reading Unsal, Dilara

Virella, Laura

Mezzo-soprano Laura Virella: biography, repertoire, critical acclaim.