Syrinx introduces three young talents; Georgia Borashko, mezzo-soprano, Adam Harris, baritone, and Valentina Sadovski, piano, who will perform the music of Canadian composer Michael Rudman along with many other familiar compositions by Grieg, Schumann and Mendelssohn
Described as an intuitively musical and distinctively dramatic young artist.
Completing his BMus in vocal performance from Western University, he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in opera performance at the University of Toronto studying with Laura Tucker.Recent performances include Marcello in La Bohème, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Ben
Benny in Paul Bunyan, Mr Gobineau in The Medium, Al in City Workers In Love and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. Adam can next be seen singing the role of Pluto, God of the Underworld, in UofT Opera’s Orphèe aux Enfers. Adam has recently performed the baritone solo in Carmina Burana with the Indian River Festival, and will be performing George Butterworth’s Six Songs from a Shropshire Lad alongside the UTSO with conductor Uri Mayer.
Georgia Burashko, mezzo soprano
Pursuing a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Laura Tucker. Most recently she was heard as Tirinto in Handel’s Imeneo, UofT Opera.Burashko performance in Don Giovani sings circles around the aria with heartfelt delivery, her luminous voice matching her radiant beauty. By the end of the opera Zerlina finds her voice, standing up for herself.
Valentina Sadovksi, piano
A native of Minsk, Belarus, Valentina Sadovski is an active soloist and collaborative musician. She began her piano studies at the age of four and now she holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Toronto, as well as an Artist Diploma from the Belarusian Music College. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Fairways Concert Scholarship, and the Women’s Art Association Luella McCleary Award. In addition, she has participated in local and national competitions, including the Kiwanis and Canadian Music Competition, winning several top awards.
Ms Sadovski’s principal teachers include James Parker and Marietta Orlov from the University of Toronto, and she has performed for many renowned artists including Kirill Gerstein, Nicholas Mann, Oleg Diev, John Perry, Pinchas Zukerman, and Michael Tree. Valentina has been invited to perform at various venues such as the Arts and Letters Club, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, as well as the Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Theatre. She has most recently been invited by the Barrie Concert Association to appear as a soloist, and has collaborated and performed alongside Soundstreams and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Ms Sadovski is currently based in Toronto and is in high demand as a teacher, collaborative musician, and soloist.
Grieg: lieder for mezzo-Soprano
Schumann: duets for baritone and mezzo-soprano
Michael Rudman*: The City for baritone
Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso op.14 for the solo piano
@ the Heliconian Hall