Mezzo-Soprano Naama Liany
& David Rosenmyer
October 30th – 4:00 p.m.
A native of Israel, Naama Liany’s career has spanned several continents performing at the Alcalá Clásicos Para Todos Festival in Madrid, the De la Musique Avant Toute Chose Festival in Paris, and the New Year’s Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland; and performing as a featured soloist in classic works from Bach’s Magnificat to Beethoven’s Mass in C Major. She also serves as musical director and master class program director of the Nuits Musicales in Forterre festival in Bourgogne.
Liany studied Voice and Piano at the globally renowned Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. She won first prize in the Buchman-Heiman competition and is a recipient of scholarships from the Ronen Foundation and the Shlomit Ben Zvi Foundation. After graduating, she set her sights on the United States, where she studied at the Mannes School of Music and the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College. New York remains another home for the nomadic singer. While residing there she performed at Carnegie Hall, the Everson Museum of Art and the DiMenna Center for Classical Music; and she was a soloist with the Columbia University Bach Society in Bach’s Magnificat and Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Liany continues to be mentored by legendary Mezzo-Soprano Viorica Cortez and Maestro Tamir Chasson.
Europe beckoned when Liany was one of only six vocalists chosen worldwide to participate in the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, directed by legendary opera singers Cecilia Bartoli and Silvana Bazzoni. She settled in Paris, where her performance career truly began.
Liany’s new album, Daydream, is a stunning example, bringing together works on the subject of dreams by Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Federico Mompou and Albena Petrovic. The album was developed with the support of the prestigious Philharmonie Luxembourg and recorded at their magnificent facilities with the help of an award from the country’s Ministry of Culture.
Liany currently resides in Luxembourg with her young family. She describes her performances as a matter of, “taking music that I love and that speaks to me, and finding my own voice in it. I want to create a new experience for the audience as we go on a musical journey together.”
Accompanying, Ms. Liany is David Rosenmeyer, who is in his seventh season as music director of the Fairfield County Chorale. The FCC frequently collaborates with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra with David conducting, including Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven 9th Symphony and others. Mr. Rosenmeyer began his conducting career as the guest conductor of major orchestras throughout South America, including the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Argentina, the Orchestra of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción of Chile and the Orchestra do Festival do Curitiba of Brazil. He has also conducted the Israeli Chamber Orchestra as well as several operas in Tel Aviv with the International Vocal Arts Institute. Mr. Rosenmeyer studied choral conducting in Argentina at the J. J. Castro Conservatory of Music and orchestra conducting at the UCA in Buenos Aires. He holds a master’s degree in conducting and music theory from the Mannes College of Music and is a recipient of the Felix Salzer Award as well as a grant from the Joyce Dutka Foundation. Mr. Rosenmeyer is currently a member of the Mannes conducting staff and serves on the faculty of the International Vocal Arts Institute as a conductor and vocal coach.
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