Monday, March 30, 2009

Lotte Lehmann Foundation's 2008 CyberSing Winners Announced

The Lotte Lehmann Foundation has announced the winners of its 2008 CyberSing Art Song Competition. Congratulations go out to Allen Perriello for winning the prize for best collaborative pianist. The singers who won awards are Joshua Quinn, John Brancy, Courtney Cacopardo, and Heidi Sauser in Division One (23 and under), and Laura Stuart, Marshall Dean, and Brooke Evers in Division Two (over 23). You can also check out a complete list of prizewinners on the Lotte Lehmann Foundation blog.

Allen Perriello has also been selected as a 2009 Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera Center. His bio from a SF Opera press release:
Coach and accompanist Allen Perriello, a first-year Adler fellow, is an alumnus of the 2008 Merola Opera Program. Professional engagements include Opera Cleveland, Rising Star Opera Theater, and Ash Lawn Opera. His other coaching credits include Hänsel und Gretel, Albert Herring, La Bohème, Dido and Aeneas, Miss Lonelyhearts, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Werther, L'enfant et les Sortileges, L'Elisir d'Amore, The Merry Widow, West Side Story, and The Consul. Perriello served as chorus master for Cincinnati Conservatory of Music's productions of La Bohème and L'Elisir d'Amore. The Gibsonia, PA native holds a master's degree in collaborative piano from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a bachelor's degree in piano performance and music education from Ithaca College.
Here is Allen with fellow prizewinner Marshall Dean performing Rachmaninoff's "I am Again Alone" Op. 26 No. 9:

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