2012 Young Artists news
The 2012 Young Artists winners are:
Les Azuriales Prize
Koji Terada – Baritone
Koji Terada studied with Kazuko Onbe and Kenji Mizuno In Japan. He recently completed
his Master’s degree in opera on a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music (GSMD), where he continues to study with Rudolf Piernay.
He has also studied with Pierre Vallet, Mark Packwood, David Gowland and Yasuo Horiuchi. Koji has won many prizes in major Japanese singing competitions, including First Prize in the12th Japan Classical Music Competition, First Prize in All Japan Student Music Competition, First prize in the 11th Concert Marronnier 21. Internationally, he won Third Prize in the 7th Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers and the 2011 Clonter Opera Prize and audience prize.
Opera roles include Shaunard, La Bohème, (cover and concert performance) Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Project V; Title-role Le Nozze di Figaro (Saito Kinen Festival and the Tokyo College of Music 100th Anniversary Opera); Fiorello and Ufficiale, Il Barbiere di Siviglia Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Project VI which toured in China and Japan, and Dancaïre Carmen, (cover and concert performance) Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Project VIII. Le Baron Chérubin, Arsenio Spinalba, Vicar Albert Herring, Marquis de la Force Dialogues des Carmelites and Robert Iolanta at the GSMD, Marcello La Bohème for BYO, Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor for Clonter Opera and soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Barbican Hall.,
On the concert platform, he has sung in "New stars of St. Petersburg" in Russia, in "Fountain of Love" with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, ", the Tochigi-ken Symphony Orchestra Special Concert and as Count Gil in Susanna’s Secret with the New Japan Philharmonic in concert production, as well as several recitals in Japan.
Les Azuriales Karaviotis Prize
Rozanna Madylus – Mezzo-Soprano
Rozanna Madylus began her vocal studies in 2008 with Pavlo Hunka. She did her postgraduate course at The Royal Academy of Music with Anne Howells and Jonathan Papp, where she is recipient of The Kohn Foundation Award.
A principal soloist of the UK based Ukrainian choir, The Bulava Chorus, she has appeared with them in the UK, France, Spain and Portugal. Opera roles include, Olga, Eugene Onegin (Opera Mint), Maddalena, Rigoletto (Stanley Opera at The Hinckley Opera Festival), Amneris in a semi-staged production of Aida with Opera House. Opera scenes at The Royal Academy include the roles of Anna Les Troyens and The Grand Duchess in Berkeley’s Dinner Engagement.
Rozanna was recently awarded second place at the prestigious Young Artist Platform at Oxford Lieder. Rozanna starts the opera course at The Royal Academy in September 2012.
Les Azuriales Haidee Saretski prize
Anush Hovhannisyan - Soprano
Anush Hovhannisyan is currently at the Alexander Gibson Opera School of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying with Patricia Hay. She is supported by ABRSM International Scholarship. She has a Masters degree from the Yerevan State Conservatory from where she also graduated with a PG Dip in 2010. Anush won the “Tatevik Sazandaryan” special prize (2006) and Silver medal in “Delphic Games” International competition (2011). In 2012 she won the Clonter Opera Prize, The Margaret Dick Award, Ye Cronies Opera Award.
Opera roles include Clarina in Rossini's La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Bianca/Gabriella in Puccini's La Rondine, and Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. (Yerevan Opera Studio and Armenian National Opera Theater). Anush also performed with “Tagharan" Ancient Music Ensemble, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Pan-Armenian Children’s Orchestra.
In 2011 Anush appeared as Forester's Wife in The Cunning Little Vixen, and in 2012 as in collaboration with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal Glasgow and The Festival Theatre Edinburgh Theatre Royal Glasgow and The Festival Theatre Edinburgh,
She made her her début on BBC Radio 3 singing life with Donald Runnicles on “ In Tune”.