Faculty Artist Recital/Guest Artist Recital:
Dmitry Rachmanov, piano & Elena Mindlina, soprano
Russian-born American-trained soprano Elena Mindlina recently toured Russia with newly discovered songs of Nikolai Tcherepnin. Her recital was reviewed as a “challenging concert program” sung “with exquisite taste.” Ms. Mindlina was hailed for her vocal technique, “sophisticated musicality, and outstanding artistic talent that transformed each song into a dramatic scene.” The venues included the renowned Moscow Conservatoire Rachmaninov Hall, St. Petersburg Conservatoire Glazunov Hall and Saratov Conservatoire Great Hall among others.
Ms. Mindlina's debut world premiere CD, 'Nikolai Tcherepnin: Songs', was released this March in London by Toccata Classics and was reviewed as “… masterly performances that radiate the intense joy of each fresh musical discovery.” (Five Stars - BBC Music Magazine, July 2014).
In New York Ms. Mindlina performed in the Steinway Hall (Rotunda), Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall, Yamaha Hall, Concert Series at One Liberty Plaza, the Masterclass series for Joy in Singing at Bruno Walter Auditorium at The NYPL for the Performing Arts and others.
In addition to her performing career, Dr. Mindlina also enjoys teaching voice and violin at her private studios in New York and Stony Brook. She has given master classes on vocal repertoire and technique in the United States and Russia.
Ms. Mindlina received her early musical education in Russia. She received her first Master’s degree in violin from the Saratov State Conservatoire. In 2006, she came to New York to study Musical Theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan. Immediately following graduation, she made her highly acclaimed Broadway debut at the New York Town Hall and appeared in a concert program at Symphony Space, receiving standing ovations in both venues. A recipient of the Full Tuition Scholarship from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she received her second Master's in classical voice in 2010 and became a Doctor of Musical Arts in spring 2014.
Sunday, May 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. -- Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cypress Recital Hall