American tenor Paul Groves enjoys an impressive international career performing on the stages of all the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls. An avid concert performer, he can be seen singing with the Cleveland Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Oregon Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra. Highlights of recent seasons include his first performances in the title role of Wagner’s Parsifal with Lyric Opera Chicago led by Sir Andrew Davis, appearances as Admète in Gluck’s Alceste with Madrid’s Teatro Real, Nicias in Massenet’s Thais with the Los Angeles Opera, and Pylade in Iphigénie en Aulide with Theater an der Wien. Groves returned to the Metropolitan Opera last season for Berg’s Lulu, and was seen in the East Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain with Opera Philadelphia. Mr. Groves has appeared frequently in recital throughout the United States and Europe. In 1996 the tenor gave his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall with James Levine accompanying him at the piano, and he has returned twice to Lincoln Center’s prestigious “Art of the Vocal Recital” series accompanied by Malcolm Martineau. In addition to his several recordings with Maestro Levine, Paul Groves’ performances in the Salzburg Festival’s productions of Die Zauberflöte and La damnation de Faust were recorded for release on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon and Naxos Records, respectively. He recently recorded Roger Water’s new opera Ça Ira opposite Bryn Terfel for SONY Classics as well as Ravel cantatas with Michel Plasson for EMI Classics. He can be heard as Tebaldo in Teldec Classic’s recording of I Capuleti e i Montecchi, led by Donald Runnicles. He also recorded the role of Belmonte in a video and audio recording of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, filmed in Istanbul and led by Sir Charles Mackerras, for the Telarc label. Mr. Groves’ performances as Admète in Alceste at London’s Barbican Centre were recorded for CD and DVD on the Philips Classics label. In 2002 Paul Groves made his debut at the Saito Kinen Festival in performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Seiji Ozawa, recorded on DVD for Philips Classics. In 2003 Mr. Groves completed a solo recording of songs by Henri Duparc for Naxos Records. In 2004 Mr. Groves was invited to perform at the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in front of a live national television audience.
Bradley Moore is Head of Music Staff at the Houston Grand Opera and Music Di-rector of the HGO Studio. In the coming season he will become the company’s Associate Music Director, and will conduct the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gor-don’s The House Without a Christmas Tree and performances of La traviata. In recent seasons at HGO he has conducted the world premiere of Laura Kamin-sky’s Some Light Emerges and a revival of The Little Prince, as well as perfor-mances of L’Elisir d’amore, Tosca, and The Magic Flute, in addition to leading the initial musical workshops of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players and Jake Heg-gie’s It’s A Wonderful Life. He has conducted The Crucible at the Miami Music Festival, where he returns this summer for The Cunning Little Vixen and Dead Man Walking. He has also conducted Madama Butterfly at the Castleton Festival and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera Colorado. He has been an assistant conduc-tor at the Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Opéra National de Paris, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Los Angeles Opera. In 2014 he made his Met debut as the onstage pianist in Wozzeck.
Widely acclaimed as a recital partner, Mr. Moore has appeared with Susan Gra-ham in venues including the Casals Festival and the Gilmore Festival. In recent seasons he and Jamie Barton were heard in recital at Oper Frankfurt, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall (including the world premiere of Mr. Heggie’s The Work at Hand), at the Kennedy Center, and several other venues; he also appeared with Ms. Barton and Angela Meade in recital at the US Supreme Court. He has collab-orated with Renée Fleming and Susan Graham at Carnegie Hall and on several national tours, and he enjoys partnerships with Ms. Meade, Christine Goerke, Al-ice Coote, Eric Cutler, Eric Owens, Denyce Graves, and clarinetist Julian Bliss. He has performed live on A Prairie Home Companion with Ms. Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma, and with Joshua Bell on CBS Sunday Morning News and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. His discography includes a recital with Mr. Cutler on the EMI Classics Debut Series, a recital with Mr. Bliss for Signum Classics, and a recital of songs by American composer Daron Hagen for Arsis Audio.
Mr. Moore has been piano soloist with orchestras including the National
Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic. He performed the Martinu Harpsichord Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet for the world premiere of Mark Morris’ Beaux, and has also been heard as a recitative accompanist and continuo player with the Met Orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Los An-geles Philharmonic, and the Met Chamber Ensemble.
Virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011. His performances have been described by critics as “spine-tingling…astonishing” (The Guardian), “dazzling virtuoso playing” (The Washington Post), “impeccable level of playing, a wonderful musician” (Heather Kurzbauer, The Strad), and “ ….he has got everything in his favour, technique, composure and personality. We are on the eve of a great soloist” (El Pais, Spain).
Eric has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and around the world, including solo performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Mariinsky Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Chamber Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, London Philharmonia, Danish National Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de México, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, among others. Conductor collaborations include Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Dimitri Kitajenko, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Donald Runnicles, Robin Ticciati, and others. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Louvre in Paris, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, The Moscow International House of Music in Russia, Shanghai Grand Theatre in China, Royal Festival Hall in London, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, the National Arts Centre in Canada, and more. Among numerous television and radio appearances in the United States, Asia, and Europe, he was featured on Radio France, STV in China, KBS in Korea, and WQXR, WFYI, FOX 59, WISH-TV, and NPR, among others.
An avid chamber musician, Eric frequently performs chamber music internationally. He also has a special collaboration with bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre.
Eric received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. Mentors have included Glenn Dicterow, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Robert Mann, and Dorothy Delay, among others. He was also mentored by Maestro Lorin Maazel.
Eric plays on a rare J.B. Guadagnini violin from 1757 on generous loan from the Sau-Wing Lam collection.
Rebecca Corruccini joined the Minnesota Orchestra’s first violin section in 2008. Corruccini has also performed with the Houston Symphony and has recorded for PBS as a charter member of the All-Star Orchestra’s first violin section. She has performed as guest concertmaster of the Philharmonia Mexico and as guest associate principal second violin with the Baltimore Symphony. From 2010 to 2014, she was Concertmaster of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, and was featured as their soloist in Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending. Additional solo performances with orchestra include Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen as well as the Berg and Stravinsky violin concertos. Corruccini also made a 2006 appearance in recital at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.
An avid chamber musician, Corruccini founded Paragon Ensembles, a group devoted to community outreach, in her hometown of Davis, California. In Minneapolis, she spent several seasons performing as a member of the Isles Ensemble. Corruccini appears regularly on Minnesota Orchestra chamber concerts.
Corruccini has performed with the Colorado Music Festival, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival and as faculty at the Brevard Music Center. Corruccini earned a bachelor of music degree with honors at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with William Preucil. She then graduated with a master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where her teacher was Kathleen Winkler. A teacher herself since the age of 12, Corruccini maintains a private studio, and she particularly enjoys teaching adult amateurs. Her non-musical passions include the environment and animals, especially Sunshine, her rescue dog.
Angela Park has established herself as one of Canada’s most sought-after pianists. Winner of numerous international prizes, Angela has been praised for her “stunningly beautiful pianism,” “beautiful tone and sensitivity,” and for performing “with such brilliant clarity it took your breath away.” Angela has achieved success as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. She also has performed in numerous festivals across Canada and the rest of North America. Angela is a founding member of Ensemble Made in Canada, the Mercer-Park Duo, and the Seiler Piano trio. Angela was previously Visiting Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano-Woodwinds at Indiana University. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Western University with her group Ensemble Made in Canada. www.angelapark.com
Jesse Reeks has been organist of St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica since fall 2013, previously serving as music director/organist at St. Francis of Assisi. In 2014, Jesse was honored as one of Gambit Weekly’s 40 under 40 and continues to distinguish himself in the New Orleans musical community. Reeks graduated N.O.C.C.A./Riverfront Arts Conservatory and in 2009 graduated cum laude from Loyola University with the distinction of Outstanding Jazz Major in Jazz Studies. Jesse recently returned to Loyola as the Elise Cambon organ scholar and earned his Master of Music, studying with Dr. Marcus St. Julien, and was named Outstanding Graduate Student in Music Performance. In addition to being staff accompanist at Loyola since 2006, he has been an in-demand collaborator, music director, and recitalist, making frequent appearances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the John Mahoney Big Band, and Sarah Jane McMahon.
Andrew Palmer Todd enjoys a diverse career as a non-profit executive and a concert pianist. Currently the President and CEO of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, he continues to perform solo recitals and chamber music across the country. A native of Ohio, Andrew holds degrees from Northwestern University, the Mannes College of Music, and the University of Colorado. At age 17, Mr. Todd made his orchestral debut playing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Columbus Symphony and has since appeared with the Aurora and Littleton Symphony Orchestras, the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Wyoming Symphony.
As a winner of the Artists International Piano Competition, Mr. Todd’s New York debut was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In addition to Carnegie Hall, his New York appearances also include the Polish and French Consulates and Steinway Hall. Mr. Todd has appeared in solo recitals and as a chamber musician at the Grand Teton Music Festival, University of Wyoming, Sheridan College, Portland Piano, Mesa State College, Idaho State University, the Colorado Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and School, SUNY Oswego, Colorado Mountain College, Western State University, Fort Lewis College, Westminster College, and the University of Denver. His performances have been featured on WQXR, Colorado Public Radio, Aspen Public Radio, Wyoming Public Radio, Bulgarian National Radio, and on Performance Today. He has released two CDs and will release a third in 2018. Mr. Todd lives in Jackson Hole with his 15-year old son Jake. A former professional soccer player, Mr. Todd was Captain of Northwestern University’s Varsity Soccer Team. In his free time, he enjoys skate skiing in the winter and trail running in the warmer months.