FEE SUZANNE DE RUITER, mezzo-soprano

1st concert of the international music cycle Young Virtuosi

17. October 2019
Knight's Hall, Križanke
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FEE SUZANNE DE RUITER, mezzo-soprano



R. Schumann: 6 Gedichte von Nikolaus Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90
II. Meine Rose

R. Hahn: Venezia
II. La Barcheta
III. L’avertimento

A. Vivaldi: »Vedrò con mio diletto«, Anastasio’s aria from Il Giustino

P. I. Tchaikovsky: 7 Romances, Op. 47
VII. Ja li v polje da ne travuška bila?

K. Weill: Wie lange noch?

F. Obradors: Canciones Clásicas Españolas III
VI. El vito


J. Massenet: Poème d’avril, op. 14
I. Prélude
II. Sonnet matinal
III. Voici que les grans lys
IV. Riez-vous
V. Vous aimerez demain
VI. Que l’heure est donc brève
VII. Sur la source
VIII. Adieu (Complainte)

A. Lajovic: Serenada

A. Lajovic: Nočne poti

P. I. Tchaikovsky: »Kuda, kuda vi udalilis«, Lensky’s aria from Eugene Onegin

At the age of ten Fee Suzanne de Ruiter started singing in the Dutch National Children’s Choir. As a member of the choir Fee Suzanne performed musicals works from the Saint Matthew Passion by Bach till the Eight-Symphony of Mahler till Die Frau Ohne Schatten by R. Strauss, and more. These magical experiences inspired and excited her to start her studies as a classical singer. The Dutch mezzo-soprano currently studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with professor Sasja Hunnego, in the third year of her bachelor. Most recently performed the role of ‘EVA’ in Stockhausen’s MONTAG aus LICHT. Apart from contemporary music, Fee Suzanne also specializes in Lied-repertoire, early music and opera. For example, her next role will be ‘Carattaco’ in J.C. Bach’s opera Carattaco. In 2017 she won admission to the young-talent-program Classic Young Masters and received the audience award.

At the age fifteen Rakhadin Yarmetov decided to study music in one of the Music Colleges in Moscow Region and trough a years of practicing realized his connection to everything that has a relations with music and art. Currently studying piano at Conservatorium van Amsterdam with professor Naum Grubert. Love for a different music genre, interesting crossings between different types of art and overall desire to make something unusual, exceptional and singular even in a well-tried and established areas brought Rakhadin to the artistic and fascinating city of Amsterdam. With much interest let himself being involved in performing different kinds of music: classical – playing solo and chamber music, contemporary, experimental – improvising with electronics and effects, in various venues, halls, music spaces in Russia, Netherlands and abroad.

Gregor Ravnik is currently a sixth-year student at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana and a postgraduate voice student at the Ljubljana Academy of Music under Pia Brodnik. He is the winner of numerous prizes: in 2010 he won gold diplomas at both the regional and national levels of the TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition and a special award for the most promising singer in the 1.A category. A stunning performance at the international music competition in Herceg Novi (Montenegro) in 2011 earned him 100 points and a special prize for most promising young singer. In 2012 he received the Koper Music School’s Treble Clef award for outstanding achievements in music. In 2013 he once again impressed the jury at the Herceg Novi competition, scoring the highest number of points in any male voice category and earning a special prize awarded by the festival to the best singers: a scholarship to the international Oper Oder-Spree festival in Germany. In March 2016 he won a gold diploma and third prize at the national TEMSIG competition. That same month, he was a soloist in a performance of Bach’s St John Passion conducted by Marko Vatovec. In March 2019 he achieved first place and 100 points at the national TEMSIG competition and in May of the same year made his Ljubljana Opera House debut as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor.

Pianist Tanja Šterman graduated from the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak in 1995. Following graduation she spent two years at the Academy of Music in Budapest before completing postgraduate studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in 2001, again under Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak.  She has also attended international masterclasses given by renowned teachers. While a student she won one first prize and two second prizes at TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competitions. In 1993 she won the Academy of Music’s Student Prešeren Prize. Her performing career has included numerous solo recitals and chamber concerts. She has appeared three times as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1994 performed as a soloist with the Padova Chamber Orchestra from Padua, Italy. She is currently employed as an associate at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.

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