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Studio ‘S’: Isabel Bayrakdarian
August 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 11 at 7:30pm
Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian with violinist Mark Fewer and pianist Robert Kortgaard
Program: Premiere of a gypsy theme program with new arrangements of Dvorak’s Gypsy Songs
Isabel Bayrakdarian is an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera houses and concert halls around the world and is as celebrated for her beauty, presence, and style as for a strikingly multihued voice. Her versatile career spans opera, orchestras, and film. She was a featured vocalist on the Grammy-award winning soundtrack from The Lord of The Rings trilogy and the winner of four consecutive Juno Awards for Best Classical Album. She is also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee Medals, and the Movses Khorenatsi medal – Armenia’s highest cultural award. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Conservatory of Music.