For the love of musiC
Rockford, you asked for it!
Please join me and Paula Biedma, Pianist, for an evening of Classical Vocal Selections from around the world.
Gathered in the historical Starr Center Auditorium in the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Downtown Rockford, Our evening will begin at 6:15 with light hors d'oeuvres, drinks and mingling. Concert starts at 7pm with reception to follow.
ADULTS TICKETS: $30/AT DOOR
CHILDREN (Under 18) FREE
Tickets can not be longer be bought online, but you can still get them at the door!
A million thanks to our Sponsor and Friend Miguel Lobato, at Gambino Realtors for their generous sponsorship which helps us to bring classical vocal repertoire to the Greater Rockford Community! Click below to go to his website.
Get your Tickets at the door!
Paula Biedma Fierro has performed as a soloist and with chamber groups in many different cities throughout Europe and America. She has appeared in venues such as the Brooklyn Museum (NYC), Teatro Alcalá, Madrid (Spain), Real Coliseo Carlos III, El Escorial (Spain), Casa Da Música, Óbidos (Portugal), and Fundación Gilverto Alzate Avedaño, Bogotá, (Colombia).
Mrs. Biedma studied with teachers Anatoli Pouvznov and Nino Kereselidze in her hometown, Madrid. She graduated with honors from Conservatorio Superior de Música Padre Antonio Soler in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid), winning the "Premio Fin de Carrera" award. Mrs. Biedma received a Master in Piano Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford under the tutelage of Professor Luiz de Moura Castro. In addition to her music studies she majored in History at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
She has participated in many music festivals in Europe such as Cursos de Especialización Musical de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Spain), SIPO (Portugal), Curso Internacional "Nueva Generacion Musical" Ciudad de Lerma (Spain), among others. She has attended masterclasses and performed for prestigious teachers such as Rosalyn Tureck, Vitali Margulis, Boris Berman, Ferenc Rados, Andrzj Jasinski, Claudio Martinez-Mehner and Lucca Chiantore.
Mrs. Biedma is a passionate and experienced music educator. In 2012 she joined the piano faculty at Turtle Bay Music School, one of Manhattan's oldest musical institutions, and she maintains a thriving private studio in New York City, where she currently resides. She's also a member of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York and she regularly participates in workshops and masterclasses.
Amanda Kohl, lyric soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Hartt School of Music and a Master’s of Music degree from Indiana University. Throughout her study as a classical singer she has performed in many Oratorio and Operatic works and studied with renowned teachers including, Metropolitan Opera soprano Carol Vaness, Joanna Levy of the Hartt School of Music and is currently a student of James Doing, Master Teacher for NATS. Ms. Kohl was seen as Soprano Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and made her debut in the role of 'Susanna' in Mozart's, Le Nozze di Figaro, with Connecticut lyric Opera. In December of 2017, she joined CLO again, portraying the the role of 'Pamina' in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. A strong advocate for new music, Amanda is featured on Navona Records ’Pendulum’ (2014) with Julliard String Quartet violinist, Joseph Lin, in ‘Wing Over Wing’ by award winning composer Eric Nathan and also on the same labels’ ‘Polarities’(Jan. 2014), singing ‘Vox dilecti mei,’ for Soprano, and chamber orchestra by Katherine Saxon. Ms. Kohl is thrilled to be joining the Women Composers Festival in the American premiere of excerpts from Canadian composer, Tawnie Olsons’ opera “Sanctuary and Storm,” in April of 2018. Amanda is an avid teacher of singing and music and was awarded the Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Teachers in 2016.