Chelsea Guo, soprano/piano, and Jos. Parrish, bass-baritone, with Amir Farid, piano accompaniment.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm Daylight Saving Time, Sleepy Hollow High School (see NOTE to avoid Rte. 9 road closure)

FOMC Performance awardees and winners of the 2022 Young Concert Artists International Auditions

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The program for this evening is:

Chelsea Guo, soprano and piano

Winner of the 2022 YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, where she was awarded The Friends of Music Concerts Performance Award, The Harriman-Jewell Series Prize, and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Prize, Chelsea Guo is one of the rare talents equally formidable as both a vocalist and a pianist. Chelsea was included in “Classic FM’s Rising Stars: 30 Brilliant Musicians We’re Celebrating in 2022”. Her dual artistry is featured in her
2021 debut recording on Orchid Classics, “Chelsea Guo: Chopin in My Voice”, which includes solo repertoire and repertoire in which she accompanies herself. Gramophone Magazine included the recording in their Essential New Albums and Classic FM featured Chelsea as a “Young Classical Star”.

Chelsea has appeared as both pianist and soprano soloist with the Moritzburg Festival, the Stamford Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, Sociedad Filarmonica La Coruña, New Haven Symphony, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and Oregon Mozart Players. She is a winner of the National Chopin Piano Competition. She has appeared as piano soloist at Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, and other venues in the United States, England, Austria, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, and Canada

Chelsea graduated with honors from Juilliard Pre-College as a double major in piano and classical voice, studying with Hung-Kuan Chen, Tema Blackstone, and Lorraine Nubar. She is currently pursuing a BM in piano at Juilliard under the tutelage of Hung-Kuan Chen and continuing her vocal studies with Jason Ferrante. She has been mentored by soprano Barbara Bonney over the past five years.

Click here for a sample of Chelsea’s singing.

Joseph Parrish, bass-baritone

Winner of the 2022 YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, Joseph Parrish is a Baltimore native and holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. Recent operatic credits include Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, and Augure in Rossi’s L’Orfeo at Juilliard; Spinelloccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Festival Napa Valley, Le Baron de Pictordu in the City Lyric Opera’s production of Viardot’s Cendrillon. Next season Joseph makes his Cincinnati Opera debut in Don Giovanni.  In addition to opera, Mr. Parrish enjoys a robust concert career performing with orchestra and in recitals at such prestigious venues as The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Alice Tully Hall, St. Boniface Church in Brooklyn, and both Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

As a current artist diploma candidate in opera studies at The Juilliard School, Mr. Parrish is passionate about giving back to the various communities that have nurtured him. He has served as a Music Advancement Program chorus teaching fellow, Gluck Community Service Fellow, and Morse Teaching Artist. Mr. Parrish is also a member of the inaugural cohort of Shared Voices, an initiative designed to address diversity, equity, and inclusion through collaboration between Historically Black Colleges and Universities, top conservatories, and schools of music in the United States with the Denyce Graves Foundation. 

Click here for a sample of Joseph’s singing.

Amir Farid, Piano accompaniment

Winner of the prestigious 2006 Australian National Piano Award, Amir Farid is a New York-based Iranian-Australian solo pianist, associate artist and chamber musician. He has been described as “a highly creative musician, a pianist of great intelligence and integrity.”

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