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Emerging Artists 2012

discover tomorrow's talent...

Intermusica has always been committed to the discovery and development of promising new musical talent. With an emphasis on nuturing careers through individually tailoredmanagement, we are proud to have brought some of the brightest young artists to the world's concert stages and opera houses. Many artists featured previously in our EmergingArtists series have rapidly become well established and highly sought after.

Whether having come to our attention as the winners of major international competitions, by personal recommendation or audition, we believe that the artists presented herewill forge major international careers over the next years. They are all, without exception, gaining the enthusiastic support and attention of peers, key industry figures andthe public alike.

Artists

Conductor
· Michal Dworzynski
· Leo Hussain
· Rory Macdonald
· Jamie Phillips
· Joshua Weilerstein

Piano
· Boris Giltburg
· Denis Kozhukhin
· Francesco Piemontesi    
· Daniil Trifonov

Violin
· Ning Feng
· Eugene Ugorski

Cello
· Narek Hakhnazaryan

Vocal & Opera

Soprano
· Venera Gimadieva
· Valentina Naforniţă

Mezzo soprano
· Kai Rüütel

Tenor
· Boris Rudak

Baritone
· John Chest

Recent signings
· Mary Bevan
· Sam Furness
· Anthony Gregory
· Kitty Whately

Conductor

MICHAL DWORZYNSKI

Watch Michal Dworzynski conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in an extract from Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6:

"Dworzynski leapt upon the work with his whole body, and gave us a powerful, vivacious performance."
Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich)

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LEO HUSSAIN

Watch a film about young British conductor, Leo Hussain, as he conducts the Mozarteum Orchestra in Puccini's Tosca at the Salzburg Festspielhaus.

Leo Hussain conducts the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in an extract from Schumann Symphony No.4.

“Leo Hussain and the orchestra spun a web of magic, making this one of the most intoxicating and disturbing ENO shows in recent memory.”
Financial Times (Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream / English National Opera)

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RORY MACDONALD

Watch Rory Macdonald conducting Goldmark's Violin Concerto with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Baiba Stride:

"Balance, tempo, pace, idiom and warmth – every imaginable quality is exactly right and the musicians play like angels under his baton. Such a talent should be grabbed andglorified in some permanent capacity by one of the major houses."
Whatsonstage.com

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JAMIE PHILLIPS

Watch Jamie Phillips conduct the Hallé Orchestra in a movement from Sibelius' Symphony No.1:   

“He must already be tired of the relentless concentration on his youth, but within minutes of hearing him the assurance of his manner and excitement of his performance drove such thoughts away as we were immersed in the power of the music. The overwhelming impression was of confidence from both conductor and performers.”
Birmingham Post 

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JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN

Watch Joshua Weilerstein conduct the New England Conservatory Laboratory Orchestra in a movement from Brahms Symphony No.1:

"Joshua Weilerstein... danced his way through a reading of the 'Symphonic Dances' from Bernstein's 'West Side Story' that was raw, threatening and exhilarating at the sametime."
Washington Post

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Piano

BORIS GILTBURG

Boris Giltburg performs Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 with Asher Fisch and the Israel Philharmonic at the Rubinstein Competition:

“The most extraordinary thing about Giltburg is that he puts his transcendental technique to the service of the music without any intention of self-display... It’s along time I have not experienced something like this in a young pianist....an exceptional recital, in every way”
Mundoclasico

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DENIS KOZHUKHIN

Denis Kozhukhin performs an extract from the fourth movement of Prokofiev's second piano concerto, conducted by Marin Alsop:

"This was remarkable; a performance of such rare quality it is difficult to light on vocabulary that might define the experience.”
The Scotsman

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FRANCESCO PIEMONTESI

Watch Francesco Piemontesi perform the third movement of Mozart Piano Concerto No.14, K.449:

"...composer wins over ego, musical integrity over flashiness... This pianist reveals a powerful gift of intimacy. You have to stop and listen."
The Observer

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DANIIL TRIFONOV
Gold medal & Grand Prix Winner, XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Watch Watch an extract of Chopin's first piano concerto played by Daniil Trifonov with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra:

"The way Daniil Trifonov played, you'd say he was a mature master, rather than a mere 20-year-old. Power in spades, crystalline passage-work, and a pearlised singingtone: he's already got it all..."
The Independent

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Violin

NING FENG

Watch an introductory film about Ning Feng:

“A terrific performance… The fascinating effect he created was not just brilliant technical execution; what stood out was the tonal beauty Ning Feng retained, even inthe boisterous fireworks runs, the double stops, and the frequent extreme high register playing.”
Nordsee-Zeitung

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EUGENE UGORSKI

Hear Eugene Ugorski in the opening of the Weinberg Violin Concerto, taken from the Dutch premiere of the piece with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under Pablo Heras-Casado:

"Russian born Eugene Ugorski revealed himself as an outstanding musician with exceptional technical command. Belying his tender years there was a special responsivenessand freshness about Ugorski’s performance... Eugene Ugorski is certainly a name to look out for.”
Seenandheard-international.com

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Cello

NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN
Gold medal winner, XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Follow instructions here to watch video footage of Narek Hakhnzaryan performing at the XIV InternationalTchaikovsky Competition

“The brightest star of the evening was the 23-year-old Narek Hakhnazaryan, an Armenian cellist of real maturity whose performance of the Variations on a Rococo Themewas characterful and well-judged."
The Guardian

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Soprano

VENERA GIMADIEVA

Watch Venera Gimadieva singing in The Golden Cockerel at the Bolshoi Theatre

"Venera Gimadieva used a palette of dynamics for the role of Violetta, ranging from powerful, yet never shrill, high notes through to moving, wonderfully tender pianissimo... vocal brilliance."
Göttinger Tageblatt

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VALENTINA NAFORNITA

Watch Valentina Naforniţă singing at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2011:

“Valentina Naforniţă… sent the audience into ecstasies in her earlier round: she is a ravishing stage presence with a naturally vibrant voice, rich in the middle and silver at the top."
Opera magazine

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Mezzo-soprano

KAI RÜÜTEL

Hear mezzo Kai Rüütel sing 'Una voce poco fa' from Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia:

"Kai Rüütel displayed mutual sensitivity, with thrusting top notes and fluent coloratura... though [her] soft-grained pliancy irresistibly suggested Octavian.”
Opera magazine

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Tenor

BORIS RUDAK

Watch Boris Rudak sing 'L'Alba sépara dalla luce l'ombra' by F.P Tosti:

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Baritone

JOHN CHEST

Hear John Chest sing the 'Count's Aria' from Le nozze di Figaro:

“…he triumphed with some challenging repertoire… In the song/oratorio segment he chilled the blood with ‘Auf dem Fluss’ from Winterreise, and in the final round… his ‘Look, through the port’ from Billy Budd ran subtle and deep…"
Opera Now

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Recent signings

MARY BEVAN, soprano

"Mary Bevan's Despina was unforgettable."
Daily Telegraph

Graduated from the Royal Academy Opera with multiple awards, Mary Bevan recently made her English National Opera debut in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys as Rebecca and subsequently Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. Bevan has already made a number of professional recordings and is an Associate Artist of the Classical Opera Company.

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SAM FURNESS, tenor

“Sam Furness gives a magnificent impression of being on the run from a terrifying dragon. Looks, voice, dramatic charisma; his Prince Tamino has star power in spades.”
Edinburgh Festivals

Sam’s operatic roles to date include Rinuccio, Don Ottavio, Lensky, Orfeo, Lysander, Albert Herring (Opera Holland Park) and Bénédict (Royal Academy of Music, cond. Sir Colin Davis). Future roles include Albert Herring (new production at the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse) and the Novice (Teatro Municipal, Santiago).

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ANTHONY GREGORY, tenor

“Anthony Gregory revealed a bright lyric tenor and impeccable stylistic instincts…”
Hugh Canning, Sunday Times

With his beautiful, high Italianate tenor and striking stage presence, Anthony Gregory has impressed all who have heard him. A star of this year’s prestigious National Opera Studio in London, he has all the qualities that suggest an exciting future lies ahead.

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KITTY WHATELY, mezzo soprano

“First came 28-year-old mezzo Kitty Whately... offering clean, evenly produced tone and an attractive platform personality.”
Daily Telegraph

Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2011 and the 59th Royal Over-seas League Award for Singers, Kitty Whately currently studies at the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she has sung Dorabella Cosi fan tutte. Supported by the English Touring Opera Young Artists Programme, she debuts with the company this season as Teodata Flavio and Rosina The Barber of Seville.

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