10th August 2018: A NIGHT OF VOCAL FAVORITES - Steinway Gallery Singapore

A NIGHT OF VOCAL FAVORITES

Experience a night of Opera with favorites such as “Think Of Me ” from the Musical ‘Phantom Of The Opera’, “I Could Have Danced All Night” from ‘My Fair Lady’, and Cesar Franck’s “Panis Angelicus” performed by Singaporean Soprano Shimona Rose accompanied by Tenor Thomas Harvey, Soprano Mikey Robinson and the very talented Dr Azariah Tan from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory as the pianist . A very special one night only experience at Steinway Gallery Singapore

Programme

O Mio Babbino Caro – Gianni Schicchi – Puccini

Panis Angelicus (duet with Mikey Robinson) – Franck

Vilja Lied – The Merry Widow – Lehár

I Love You So (duet with Thomas Harvey) – The Merry Widow – Lehár

If Music Be the Food of Love – Purcell

La Ci Darem la Mano (duet with Thomas Harvey) – Don Giovanni – Mozart

Summertime – Porgy and Bess – Gershwin

Think of Me – The Phantom of the Opera – Lloyd Webber

I Could Have Danced All Night – My Fair Lady – Lerner & Loewe

ABOUT SHIMONA ROSE 

Born into a musical family in Singapore, Shimona Rose Thevathasan is a soprano committed to the world of opera and art song. In January 2018, Shimona was awarded the coveted 2018 Australian Opera Scholar of the Year title at the annual Opera In The Alps concert. The audience of 3,500 also voted for her to clinch the audience prize. This followed winning the 2017 Robert Saizer Vocal championship award in Melbourne.

At the Boroondara Eisteddfod, Australia, in 2017, Shimona won first prize in the open Cantata/Oratorio section as well as first prize in the Art Song/Lieder section. In addition, Shimona participated in various stage productions including performing the lead role of Queenie in Victoria Opera’s The Second Hurricane and the First Spirit in Gertrude Opera’s The Magic Flute. In 2016, she performed the role of Pamina in a workshop production of excerpts Gertrude Opera’s The Magic Flute with internationally renowned Austrian director, Beverly Blankenship.

Shimona has just completed a Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Carrie Barr at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Her first singing coach was Lilian Choo in Singapore, and when she moved to Melbourne, and then Cosimo Ciccone in Melbourne prior to entering the Conservatorium.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/shimonarosemusic/

ABOUT DR. AZARIAH TAN 

Azariah Tan, 26, graduated with a Doctor in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from University of Michigan, under the guidance of Dr. Logan Skelton. The National Arts Council-Conservatory scholar and President’s Young Performer, was placed on the Dean’s List multiple times at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music where he did his undergraduate studies with Albert Tiu and graduated with first-class honors in 2011. He went on to study at the Earl V. Moore School of Music, University of Michigan, where he graduated with two Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and in Chamber Music, as well as being nominated by the piano department for the Earl V. Moore Award.

Though diagnosed with a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss at the age of four, Azariah went on to be an awarding-winning
pianists, graduating from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music with First-Class Honors and achieving a Doctor in
Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the Rackham Graduate School, the University of Michigan at a tender age of 25.

More information: https://www.azariahtan.com/

ABOUT MIKEY ROBINSON 

Mikey Robinson is a 13-year-old classically trained boy soprano. Mikey began taking singing lessons when he was 4 years old and began serious study in classical vocal performance when he was 10. He currently trains with voice teachers and a stage performance coach from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and School of the Arts and is a member of the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir.

Mikey has performed at various concert halls in Singapore, Japan and the USA including two solo performances in 2016 and 2017 at the Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall, New York. Mikey has been actively performing for charity in Singapore, including last year’s Christmas Light Up and Child Aid 2017. He has also performed in Japan in aid of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami victims.

Mikey released his debut classical solo album titled “Boy Soprano”, which topped iTunes Singapore’s classical charts last year

And his recent performances this year included singing the treble solo part in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at Victoria Concert Hall and the boy soprano part in Bernstein’s Mass at Esplanade Concert Hall.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/mikeyrobinsonmusic/

ABOUT THOMAS HARVEY 

Thomas Harvey completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the University of Melbourne in 2017, studying voice with Carrie Barr. He is currently a part of the Young Songmakers Development Program with Songmakers Australia, directed by Andrea Katz. In addition, Thomas is a member of Opera Scholars Australia as a recipient of the Hardy Family Scholarship. He appeared as part of the chorus of Victorian Opera’s Guillaume Tell in July 2018, and will also perform the role of Le Chevalier in the University of Melbourne’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites in August and September 2018. Thomas was praised for his performance in the University of Melbourne’s 2017 performances of Monteverdi’s ‘L’Orfeo’ as a ‘stand-out voice… whose charming legato tenor sound, and expressive face and action made his role memorable.’ (Janette Wells, Classic Melbourne, 17 September 2017). Additionally, Thomas has a particular interest in the Japanese art song repertoire.

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