- Russian Diction, Vocal Literature, Liberal Arts, Vocal Arts
Born in Leningrad, Russia
Numerous appearances with principal players of Minnesota Orchestra and as collaborator in the U.S. and abroad. Performances at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall. Washington (D.C.) Press Club, Hofstra U. Recordings: Franck Sonata on Pro Arte label, Hindemith Double Bass Sonata for Melodya, with husband, bassist Eugene Levinson. In 1989, was asked by Juilliard to translate, coach diction, and help with music preparation for the U.S. premiere of Benjamin Fleishmann's Rothschild's Violin; in November 2008 served as head diction coach for that same work and for Mussorgsky's The Marriage, as part of a production of three one-act operas called Trilogy, under James Conlon. Also in 2008, was invited to Tokyo to work on a production of Eugene Onegin conducted by Seiji Ozawa. Former faculty member, Special Music School, Leningrad; Leningrad State Musical College; St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. Faculty member, Aspen Music Festival, since 1980; Ravinia Festival, beginning in 2002; and Peabody Conservatory.
Degrees and Studies
Graduated with honors, Special Music School; M.M., piano performance, Leningrad State Conservatory.