Tue Apr 2
Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano, and Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
“The future of this voice seems to have no limits.”
– Schubertiada Vilabertran, Opera Actual
Macedonian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska makes her Chamberfest debut with a recital program including works by Schubert, R. Schumann, and Debussy, with Charles Richard-Hamelin at the piano.
Raised in Toronto, Nikolovska has performed with acclaimed international orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Berlin, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur, conducted by Barbara Hannigan. She is a current BBC New Generation Artist who won first prize at the International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize (Kathleen Ferrier Awards), and was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International Auditions. In 2022, she became a recipient of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman Prize at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out as one of the most important musicians of his generation. In 2014, he also won the second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition and the third prize at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea. “Charles Richard-Hamelin is clearly a musician-pianist: fluent, multi-faceted and tonally seductive.” (BBC Music Magazine)
Program to include works by Schubert, R. Schumann, and Debussy
This concert is presented with support from Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa.
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