« The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. » –Benjamin Disraeli
From June 19th to July 2nd 2019, the second edition of the International vocal academy of Lachine will take place at the historic Chapel of the Congregation Sisters of Ste-Anne. The first edition in 2018 reached a tremendous success: one of the singers describing his experience as “life-changing”! The Academy program has established itself as a world-level development class since its first year.
The program allows to young vocal artists to develop the essentials aspects of their trade through intensive work, in a constructive and competition-free atmosphere. Individual vocal classes are included in a daily program combining coaching sessions that focus on linguistic improvement and performing practices. There will be master classes (including one open to the public), sessions for career orientation and career management. This custom-made program for vocal artists aims to be competition-free, energy-filled taking place in a charming settings.
Master class open to public, Thursday June 27th at 7:00 PM, at the Entrepôt, 2901, boul. Saint-Joseph, Lachine.
Closing concert, Tuesday June 2nd at 1:45 PM, at the Marie-Anne Blondin Room of Maison mère des Soeurs de Sainte-Anne, 1950 Provost Street, Lachine, QC H8S 1P7.
Guillaume Beaudoin (McGill : John McMaster) : tenor
Sébastien Comtois (McGill / John MacMaster) : tenor
Lindsay Connelly (McGill : Joanne Kolomyjec) : mezzo
Geneviève Dompierre Smith (CMM / Aline Kutan) : soprano
Jonathan Gagné (McGill / John MacMaster) : tenor
Bahar Harandi (CMM / Donna Brown) : soprano
Klara Martel Laroche (CMM / Adrienne Savoie) : soprano
Karin Mobacke (Suède) : soprano
*Veronica Pollicino (NY)
Samuel Tremblay (CMM / Donna Brown) : baryton
Justin Swanson (McGill/ Stefano Algieiri) : tenor
Thomas Vinals Castonguay (CMM / Donna Brown) : tenor
Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
Scott Brooks, bass-baritone
Vanessa Croome, soprano
Nathan Keough, baritone
Rose Naggar-Tremblay, mezzo-soprano
Andrea Nunez, soprano
Rocco Rupalo, tenor
Hakim Boudaa (from CMM)
Alexis Gingras (CMM / Richard Raymond)
Rosane Lajoie (CMM / Suzanne Goyette)
Jerome de los Santos (McGill University)
Teachers include Lena Hellström-Färnlöf (professor and director of Mälardalen University in Sweden), Liz Upchurch (United Kingdom, vocal coach, Canadian Opera Company), French baritone François LeRoux (professor, Conservatoire national de Paris), Wolfgang Holzmair (Austrich, baritone and professor, Mozarteum, Salzburg), Olivier Godin (vocal coach, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal) and renewed collaboration with Chantal Lambert (Director, Atelier lyrique) as well as the program director and artistic director at Concerts Lachine, Richard Turp. A fabulous team for its musical quality, pedagogical capabilities and human touch.