The soprano Karola Pavone was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy). She received musical training at an early age and initially played piano and viola. From 2002 to 2004 she took voice lessons with Ingrid Steiner (Frankfurt). She was named a prizewinner at “Jugend musiziert” in 2003 and starting in 2004 studied voice with Mechthild Georg at the Cologne Musikhochschule. She graduated summa cum laude in February 2010. She took advanced studies in voice performance as part of the Excellence Program at the Cologne Musikhochschule, graduating with distinction in 2012. She also pursued further voice studies at the opera school of the University of Gothenberg in Sweden under Birgit-Louise Frandsen, and took part in several opera productions. Ms. Pavone has attended master classes given by Edith Mathis, Irwin Gage, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Olaf Bär and Edda Moser. While still a student she had the opportunity perform as a soloist with conductor Marcus Creed. Her wide-ranging repertoire includes cantatas, oratorios and Requiem settings by Buxtehude, Bach, Händel, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Dupré, Fauré, Brahms, Dvorák, Rossini and Verdi. She works as a freelance oratorio and opera singer and lives in Cologne. Chamber music and art songs are one key area of her work; in 2013 she was a finalist at the important “Das Lied” competition in Berlin and at the International Brahms Competition in Pörtschach. Karola Pavone is a scholarship holder of the Villa Musica Rheinland–Pfalz, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Richard-Wagner-Verband Cologne.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.karolapavone.de/seite/
Koryun Asatryan, Saxophone
Works by Christian Lauba, Georges Aperghis, Francois Rossé, Etienne Rolin, Hiroyuki Itoh, Hayden Chrisholm
Koryun Asatryan, saxophone - Karola Pavone, soprano - Eva Barthas, saxophone - Gareth Lubbe, viola