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Sandra Ferrandez, soprano & Laïla Barnat, piano
Wed, 09/19/07 (3150 days ago)  
From: 07:30 PM To: 08:30 PM  
Location: An die Musik Live
(410) 385-2638
Tickets: $ 13 general / $ 10 seniors & students

French and spanish songs by...

Reynaldo Hahn(Venezuela,1874-Paris, 1947)
Fêtes Galantes (1892, poetry by Paul Verlaine)
Offrande (1891, Paul Verlaine)
Si mes vers avaient des ailes!.. (1888, Victor Hugo)
A Chloris (1913, Théophile de Viau)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Trois chansons de Bilitis (1897-98, Pierre Louÿs)
La flute de pan
La chevelure
Le tombeau des Naiades

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Banalités (1940, Guillaume Apollinaire)
Chanson d'Orkenise
Fagnes de Wallonie
Voyage à Paris

Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002)
Cinco canciones negras, 1945
Cuba dentro de un piano (Rafael Alberti)
Punto de Habanera (Néstor Luján) )
Chévere (Nicolas Guillén)
Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
(Ildefonso Pereda-Valdés)
Canto negro (Nicolas Guillén)

Manuel De Falla (1876-1946)
Siete canciones populares españolas, 1914
El paño moruno
Seguidilla murciana


Sandra Ferrandez, soprano

After finishing her singing studies at the High Conservatoire of Music of Valencia (Spain) under Ana Luisa Chova, she attends master classes by Victoria de los Angeles, Magda Olivero, Renata Scotto (opera), J. Philip Schulze, Donald Sultzen and Wolfram Rieger (lied), Alejandro Zabala and Miguel Zanetti and orchestra conductors such as Kamal Khan and José Collado.

As a recitalist, she has sung concerts all over Spain: Valencia (Palau de les arts), Sevilla, Madrid, Barce- lona, Burgos, Alicante, A Coruña... and has been invited to sing in Albany and France.

She sung in many operas: Les Contes d'Hoffman by Offenbach, Gianni Schicchi and La Rondine by Puccini, Die Zauberflöte and Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart, Das Rheingold by Wagner, L'enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel... being conducted by great mu- sicians such as Lorin Maazel. She also performed several roles of Zarzuela in Madrid (Teatro Real), Sevilla and Bilbao. She also sung with the Radio and Television Orchestra of Spain.

She is awarded in the National Singing Competition of Abaran, International Singing Competition City of Logroño, Singing Competition City of Alcoy, and First Prize in the Spanish Young Musicians Compe- tition.

The magazine Opera Actual has given its annual award to her as one of the outsanding singers of her generation. Montserrat Caballé and Placido Domingo had also been given this award.

Laïla Barnat, piano

Laïla Barnat studied violin, piano, as well as cho- ral singing at the Conservatoire of Pau in France, where she was awarded unanimously first prize of chamber music. Having earned her degree from the Conservatory of Bayonne, where she studied under the direction of Marina Pakowsky, Laïla holds degrees in accom- paniment and singer coaching. She also holds a degree in art history from the University of Pau.

In 2003 she began taking clases with Ricardo Requejo at the Higher Conservatory of Music, « Musikene » of San Sebastian, Spain. There she did advanced coursework in accompaniment and musical classes: sight-reading with Sylvaine Billier, transposition of musical pieces and short scores with Susana Zabaco, vocal accompaniment with Alejandro Zabala, opera repertoire with Maciej Pikulski, and orchestra repertoire with Sophia Unsworth. In 2007, she was the first pianist to hold the degree with the speciality of vocal accompaniment in "Musikene".

She has taken several advanced classes: piano with Eldar Nebolsin, accompaniment with Christine Marchais, chamber music with Valérie Aymard, contemporary music with Eric Tanguy, and singing with Michel Piquemal.

In spite of her youth, Laïla Barnat has been performing as a soloist and accompanist in France, Spain, Denmark, Rusia and the USA.

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