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This intimate program will allow a small ensemble of singers and pianists to work with Isabel Bayrakdarian and Serouj Kradjian on the vast Italian, French and Spanish song catalogues.  With daily coachings, masterclasses and inspired talks, this is a rare opportunity to learn from the world’s leading experts in Art Song.

Week 1:  Romance Week (June 18– 25, 2016)

Focus on Spanish, Italian, and French Repertoire

Will include:

Week 2:  Spanish Workshop (June 25 – July 2, 2016)

Focus on Spanish Song repertoire only

  • Continuation of Spanish diction classes
  • Coachings with Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano) and Serouj Kradjian (Pianist), as well as core VISI Faculty including Erika Switzer, Tyler Duncan, Martha Guth, Laura Loewen, and Ricardo Lugo..
  • Masterclasses with Isabel Bayrakdarian and Serouj Kradjian
  • Lectures and classes on: style, rules of singing in Spanish, Interpretation of five categories (Classical, Folk, Opera, Zarzuela, Tango) and listening sessions
  • A public performance at the end of the week with students sharing the stage with Isabel Bayrakdarian and Serouj Kradjian on all Spanish repertoire on July 2nd.

Program Particulars:

Auditing:

All events are open to the public and no application is required.  For further information on this, please visit our AUDITING page by clicking here.

For further questions do email us at info@songinstitute.ca

Isabel Bayrakdarian Biography

Audio Samples

Isabel Bayrakdarian – SIETE CANCIONES POPULARES ESPANOLAS – NANA

Isabel Bayrakdarian – SEMIRAMIDE, OPERA/BEL RAGGIO LUSINGHIER, CAVATINA

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Canadian pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian has established  himself as a versatile artist whose readiness to break new boundaries and explore different styles has made him an exciting voice on the international music scene.  By the age of seven, Serouj was gaining accolades and at fourteen, he moved to Vienna to pursue his studies.  He later studied with Marietta Orlov at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance in 1994. He studied with Einar Steen-Nökleberg at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover, Germany, receiving a Solo Performance degree in 2004.