An Evening of Art Songs

Date(s) - 10 July 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Voices of Singapore @Adelphi, #03-32


Dear Members and Friends

We would like to share ‘An Evening of Art Songs’ where you enjoy the beautiful collaboration of two international musicians and award-winning artists.
Music Salon Emmanuel proudly presents An Evening of Art Songs: a journey of French mélodies and Russian romances. The programme includes compositions by Duparc, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Satie and Poulenc.

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About Maria Gessler – Soprano (Switzerland)
Born in Basel, Switzerland, Maria Gessler studied singing with Verena Schweizer at the Music Academy in Basel. Simultaneously she studied baroque performance practice with Rene Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She went on to be a member of the opera studio Basel and attended masterclasses with Edith Mathis, Anna Reynolds, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Margreet Honig. She was twice awarded the Migros-Scholarship in the course of her studies.Following her studies, Maria Gessler has been engaged as a principal artist in several German opera houses singing a wide variety of lyrical and dramatic soprano roles including the Countess in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Hanna Glawari in Lehar’s “Lustige Witwe”, Nedda in Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”, the Marschallin in Strauss’s “Rosenkavalier”, and the title role in Puccini’s “Tosca”, to name but a few.Maria is currently teaching voice students as well as leading a special class for “Lied Interpretation” at the Mimar Sinan University (Istanbul, Turkey).
About Kseniia Vokhmianina – Piano (Ukraine/Singapore)
Kseniia Vokhmianina began her music training at a very young age in her native Ukraine. She studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts under Prof. Boris Kraljevic as a recipient of the Lee Foundation Scholarship. Further studies took her to the Royal College of Music (United Kingdom), Kharkiv National Pedagogical University (Ukraine), and Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland where she was taught by Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov.Since 2018 she has been the President of the World Piano Teachers Association (Singapore affiliate). She is often invited to jury at regional and international piano competitions. In 2022 Kseniia joined Emmanuel & Sons as a Senior Music Director.