Soprano Alissa Rose is a native of Billings, Montana whose multi-faceted career has taken her around the United States and abroad. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan in December of 2007, and is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rose spent three years in Germany, where she sang at the State Theaters in Osnabrück, Münster, and Bielefeld, as well as singing with the West German Radio Chorus. Roles she has performed include Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Frasquita (Carmen), Célie in Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso, Belinda and the First Witch in Dido and Aeneas, Esmeralda in Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), and Berenice in L’occasione fa il ladro (Rossini). Her performance of Célie in Signor Deluso was released on Albany Records in 2006. Recent recital appearances have included the Endless Mountain Music Festival and lecture-recitals at the Festival of Women Composers International.
Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak is an internationally admired concert artist and educator, whose professional engagements have taken her across Europe, Asia and North America. A native of South Korea, her career was launched with top prizes in the Samick National Piano Competition (South Korea), Tokyo International Piano Duo Competition (Japan), International Beethoven Sonata Competition (Memphis, TN) and others. Her diverse concert life has included concerto appearances with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra (Seoul), Sun-Hwa Philharmonic Orchestra (Seoul), Racine Symphony Orchestra, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra and numerous university orchestras. She has given recitals in significant venues, such the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (Chicago), World Piano Conference (Novi Sad, Serbia), American Landmark Festival (New York), Taipei National Recital Hall (Taiwan), with several broadcast internationally (WFMT-Chicago, KBS-Seoul, Christian Radio-Taiwan, Wisconsin Public Radio-Madison).
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