Performance Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | 5:30 PM

The Song Continues...Duo Recital

Weill Recital Hall
As part of The Song Continues ..., a festival celebrating the art of vocal performance, singers from the Marilyn Horne Foundation perform in duo recitals in Weill Recital Hall on January 19 and January 20, 2010.


  • Edward Parks, Baritone
  • In Sun Suh, Piano
  • Jerome Tan, Piano
  • Joao Kouyoumdjian, Guitar
  • Mary Hammann, Viola
  • Nadine Sierra, Soprano


  • BRAGA BRAGA Brazilian Folk Songs
    ·· Capim di Pranta
    ·· Sao Joao da ra rao
    ·· A Casinha Pequenina
    ·· Engehno Novo!
  • RODRIGO Cuatro madrigales amatorios
    ··¿Con qué la lavaré?
    ·· Vos me matásteis
    ·· ¿De dónde venís, amore?
    ·· De los álamos vengo, madre
  • VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
    ·· Aria (Cantilena)
    ·· Dansa (Martelo)
  • BRIDGE "Far, Far from Each Other"
  • BRIDGE "Where Is It That Our Soul Doth Go?"
  • BRIDGE "Music, When Soft Voices Die"
  • LISZT "Im Rhein, im schönen Strome"
  • LISZT "Es muss ein Wunderbares sein"
  • LISZT "Es rauschen die Winde"
  • LISZT "Die Vätergruft"


  • Edward Parks, Baritone

    Edward Parks is in his second year of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Parks made his Metropolitan Opera debut this season as Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Last season, he sang Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and participated in the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute for Young Artists. In 2007, Mr. Parks made his Carnegie Hall debut in an evening of songs by Charles Ives. Mr. Parks received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin Conservatory and his master's degree from Yale University. While at Oberlin, he sang the roles of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and Belcore in L'elisir d'amore. At Yale, he performed the roles of Marcello in La bohème, Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers, and Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. A Grand Prize Winner of the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Parks has received awards from the George London Foundation, the Irma M. Cooper Opera Columbus International Vocal Competition, Connecticut Opera, the Palm Beach Opera Competition, and the Music Academy of the West. In 2008, he won the Marilyn Horne Competition at the Music Academy of the West and became a member of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Upcoming engagements include his debut with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, singing Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.
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  • In Sun Suh, Piano

    In Sun Suh is in her second year of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. She is an active recitalist in art song and chamber music concerts at the most prestigious halls in New York, including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in Lincoln Center. As winner of the 2008 Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition at the Music Academy of the West, she was presented in recital as part of the foundation's series On Wings of Song. In her native Korea, she established herself as both a solo and a collaborative pianist, having performed many recitals with some of Korea's most distinguished vocal soloists. Ms. Suh received her bachelor's degree in piano from Yonsei University in Korea, and her master's degree in collaborative piano at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, and Brian Zeger. She was a fellow at the Music Academy of the West during the summers of 2007 and 2008. This past summer, Ms. Suh participated in the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute for Young Artists.
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  • Jerome Tan, Piano

    Jerome Tan, a native of Singapore, came to the US on a music scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music at the Johns Hopkins University, where he received master's degrees in both piano performance and ensemble arts. A student of Marian Hahn, he has participated in master classes led by Warren Jones, Leon Fleisher, Mark Markham, Robert McDonald, Marilyn Horne, Grace Bumbry, Elly Ameling, and Thomas Hampson. Since receiving the Marilyn Horne Foundation Award for Vocal Collaboration from the Music Academy of the West, he has become a regular collaborator with the highly acclaimed foundation. Notable engagements include both The Song Continues … and On Wings of Song programs in New York, and a birthday gala in honor of Miss Horne at Carnegie Hall. In summer 2004, he was invited to accompany singers at L'Accademie Villecroze in southern France. He has also served as a staff pianist at the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival. Recent engagements included Gotham Chamber Opera's presentation of Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire. His most recent appearance was during the Marilyn Horne Foundation's Mediterranean Cruise, a nine-day tour around the Mediterranean filled with musical performances throughout the journey. Mr. Tan was also apart of the foundation's national residency at Oberlin Conservatory with baritone Lester Lynch.
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  • Joao Kouyoumdjian, Guitar

    Brazilian guitarist Joao Kouyoumdjian is currently earning his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where he is a student of Sharon Isbin. In the 2009-2010 season, he was selected to work as a theory Teaching Assistant at Juilliard, under the tutelage of Professor Edward Bilous. In the summer of 2009, he created, organized, and realized the Guitar Horizons Outreach Project, consisting of interactive concerts, master classes, and presentations in six community centers of the Guri Santa Marcelina social organization in Sao Paulo.
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  • Mary Hammann, Viola

    A violist with the Met Opera since 1992, Mary Hammann hails from a family of five musical sisters. She graduated from the Curtis Institute and Mannes College of Music, studying with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, and Walter Trampler. Mary has appeared in numerous chamber music festivals, including Marlboro Music, and for 20 years has concertized and recorded numerous CDs with her award-winning trio, Auréole
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  • Nadine Sierra, Soprano

    Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Nadine Sierra has received accolades for her silvery voice and radiant stage presence. She was invited by renowned baritone Thomas Hampson to join him in concert at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, last May. In the summer of 2009, Ms. Sierra was the Second Place Winner in the International Voice Competition in Helsinki, Finland. In 2008, she was the Second Place Winner of the National Society of Arts and Letters Voice Competition. That summer she participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute, both in Puerto Rico and in Israel, where she performed Beth in Mark Adamo's opera Little Women. In April 2007, Ms. Sierra placed first in the junior division at the Palm Beach Opera Competition. In summer 2007, she had the honor of receiving First Place in the Marilyn Horne Foundation Awards Competition at the Music Academy of the West. In January 2006, Ms. Sierra attended the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts program and received the Silver Award, given to her by Deborah Voigt. Ms. Sierra is currently a senior at Mannes College The New School for Music, where she studies voice with Ruth Falcon.
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A program of The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall in partnership with The Marilyn Horne Foundation
Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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