Baroque(n) Hearts

Featured Artists

As the creator of New York City’s One World Symphony, Sung Jin Hong is committed to realizing and fulfilling its VISION. As a conductor, he has had the honor of presenting world premieres and works by living composers such as John Adams, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Michael Daugherty, Harold Farberman, Kyle Gann, John Harbison, George Perle, Andre Previn, Steve Reich, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Joan Tower, Keith Bailey, Lisa Burke, Jason Candler, John Craven, James Cross, Jerry DeVore, Peter Gilbert, Leonard Goldfine, Stanley Grill, Sean Hickey, Jihwan Kim, Masashi Mori, Andrew Struck-Marcell, Margarita Zelenaia, and others. After conducting works by many composers during One World Symphony’s first nine seasons, Sung Jin Hong programmed From The Alchemist on September 2009, which also was his first work that was publicly performed by One World Symphony. Hong and his work have been reviewed and profiled by Classicalite, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Operaticus, Lucid Culture, Composers of Sibelius, Tuxedo Revolt, and most recently by the award-winning journalist and author Clemency Burton-Hill of BBC. Most recently, Classic FM, “UK’s favourite classical station” presented “Exclusive: Listen to Breaking Bad — Ozymandias the opera.”

Recently performed as Walt/Heisenberg/Ozymandias is Sung Jin Hong’s critically-acclaimed world premiere performances of Breaking Bad — Ozymandias, Puerto-Rican born José Pietri-Coimbre has distinguished himself in various capacities as a violinist, violist, and classical baritone. As a vocalist, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre has presented frequent solo art song recitals in the United States and Europe. He has performed in New York City with One World Symphony, with whom he sang the roles of the Forrester in the crtically-acclaimed production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen,Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and Dancairo in Bizet’s Carmen. He was a member of the Puerto Rico Opera Chorus, and was also a frequent featured oratorio soloist in the Island, performing with the Puerto Rico Chamber Orchestra among other ensembles. As a violinist and violist, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre has held principal positions at One World Symphony, Bronx Opera and Delaware Valley Opera Orchestras, Puerto Rico Sinfonietta, National Orchestral Institute Orchestra, and the Queens Philharmonia, where he was also a soloist in 2003. He has been a member of the New Jersey Philharmonic, Puerto Rico Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. He has collaborated with cellists Marcy Rosen and Nina Lee, and with conductors Gerard Schwarz, Sergiu Comissiona, Maurice Peress and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. A strong advocate of Spanish and Latin American art music, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre was a member of the Zipoli Ensemble for the Spanish American Baroque and a founding member of Cuarteto Ensueño. He has also been a busy and passionate educator for nearly two decades, having been on the faculty of the Diller-Quaile School of Music, the Mozart Academy in New York City and currently at Third Street Music School.

Based in New York City, Kristi Shade began playing the harp at the age of two and has since become one of the preeminent emerging harpists in the industry. Ms. Shade is the Principal Harpist with One World Symphony and The Chamber Orchestra of New York, with which she has recorded three albums on the Naxos record label. She is a founding member of the harp duo Duo Scorpio, who released their debut album, Scorpion Tales, in 2012 on the American Modern Recordings label. The album was included on the 2012 GRAMMY nomination ballot in three separate categories. Ms. Shade has been a guest artist with The Baltimore Symphony, The Florida Philharmonic and The Albany Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured as a concerto soloist with The Miami Symphony, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Ensemble 212, and The Astoria Symphony. She holds degrees from The University of Miami and Manhattan School of Music, where she is on faculty in the Precollege Division. Ms. Shade has performed on Broadway for several shows, including Cinderella, Wicked, A Little Night Music, starring Angela Lansbury, Catherine Zeta Jones, Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, and The Apple Tree, starring Kristin Chenoweth. Ms. Shade has made numerous television appearances, including The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and All My Children. She has collaborated and/or performed with artists such as Florence + The Machine, The All-American Rejects, The Killers, John Legend, Carlos Santana, Itzhak Perlman, and Will Ferrell. She has performed for such notable guests as Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Paul McCartney, and Madonna.

Returning to One World Symphony, Russian-American soprano Inna Dukach has been praised for “an immediately appealing, youthfully rich and velvety voice.” The soprano’s engagements in 2013-2014 include a role and company debut with Kentucky Opera as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Albany Symphony, and her debut with Boston’s Odyssey Opera. During the 2014-2015 season, she will return to the opera companies of Dayton and Pensacola, and debut with Anchorage Opera and the Lancaster (PA) Symphony. Her 2012-2013 season saw performances of Violetta in La traviata with Opera Omaha, as well as in concert with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Toledo Opera. Other recent engagements include: debuts with the Israeli Opera, as Nedda in Pagliacci; Dayton Opera, as Mimì in La bohème; Pensacola Opera, for her role debut as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly; and New Orleans Opera, as Nedda and the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana. She also returned to Opera Colorado, as Rosalba in Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas. Ms. Dukach began her career at New York City Opera as Mimì in La bohème for several seasons. She made her London debut at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Musetta in La bohème, and has also appeared internationally as Walter in La Wally with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte for Opera Hong Kong; Liù in Turandot for the Savonlinna Opera Festival; Tatiana in Eugene Onegin with Opéra Lyra Ottawa; Violetta in La traviata with the Croatian National Opera. With One World Symphony, she has performed as Contessa in the complete production of Le nozze di Figaro and as a soloist in Faure's Requiem.

Excited to make his debut with One World Symphony, Rob Adler is a NYC based classical guitarist. He received his Masters in Classical Guitar Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and his Bachelor of Music with emphasis in Recording Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. While in Wisconsin he performed with the Oshkosh Water City Chamber Orchestra as Principal Guitarist and received a grant that allowed him to create an award-winning guitar method book, Classical Guitar for Electric Guitarists. Over the years he has taken lessons with Charlie Combe, Matthew Miller, James Flegel, Javier Calderón, and most recently Mark Delpriora. Rob has also participated in Masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Fabio Zanon, Martha Masters and Pepe Romero. In addition to performing, Rob loves to teach, compose, arrange, engrave and record music. Several of his arrangements and transcriptions have been published by Make Music, Inc., the world leader in music engraving software. Rob is one of the few registered Suzuki guitar instructors in Manhattan and serves as the Director for NYC Guitar School’s Suzuki Guitar Program. Not just focused on solo performance, Rob is an active member of the Gotham Guitar Duo.

Adrienne Metzinger is a founding member, graphic designer, managing director, and stage director of One World Symphony. Ms. Metzinger had the honor of singing our National Anthem to begin New York City’s televised 2003 Veteran’s Day Parade as well as at a ceremony honoring then-Senator Hillary Clinton held by the United Spinal Association. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut singing the music of Kurt Weill in a benefit concert for the American Red Cross. Ms. Metzinger’s recent collaborations with One World Symphony include Dalila in Temptation, Paride (Paride ed Elena) in the critically-acclaimed all-Gluck program, Clara Schumann’s Liebst du um Shonheit (arranged by Sung Jin Hong), and Britten’s Funeral Blues in Great Atomic Desire. She has made numerous appearances in One World Symphony’s opera productions: Wagner’sTristan und Isolde (Brangane), Poulenc’sThe Dialogues of the Carmelites (The First Prioress), Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (Orlofsky), Barber’s Vanessa (The Baroness), Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos(Dryade) and Elektra (Clytemnestra’s Trainbearer), Verdi’s Otello (Emilia), Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Forester’s Wife, Dog), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Larina), and Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Cornelia). Her solo concert repertoire with One World Symphony include Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’Été Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Bach’s Magnificat, and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ms. Metzinger has also performed world premiere works by Kyle Gann, Joan Dawidziak, and Stan Grill. Ms. Metzinger sang Sibelius’s Kaiutar with world premiere orchestration by Sung Jin Hong in Legends from the North.

Praised for “elegant, power-packed mezzo” and “lustrous tone,” Gulnara Mitzanova was educated and trained in Moscow Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadephia on postgraduate program. Most recently she performed Eboli in Don Carlo and Zita in Gianni Schicchi. She was a featured artist with One World Symphony as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana,and as Maurya in Riders to the Sea, which The New York Times praised her: “a moving performance.” She recently performed the complete cantata Ich habe genug by J. S. Bach in Baroque[n] Hearts and the title role of One World Symphony’s Carmen and the critically-acclaimed Great Atomic Desire as Kitty Oppenheimer in John Adams’ Doctor Atomic. Her other roles include Laura and La Cieca (La Gioconda), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Olga (Eugene Onegin), and Rosina among others. Ms Mitzanova recently returned from Mexico, where she was featured as a solo recitalist at the FAOT International Festival, in line with Jessye Norman and Frederica von Stade, and earning acclaim. As an oratorio soloist and a recitalist, she also has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and Bard International Music Festival. Her competition successes include New York Oratorio Solo Competition, Parkinson Bel Canto Competition, and the Albanese-Puccini Foundation. Ms Mitzanova is also a professional pianist and a choral conductor, and maintains an active voice studio in New York City.

Sharon Cheng made her US professional debut with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in 2009. Recently starred in two sold-out performances of Lucia di Lammermoor for Baltimore Concert Opera, she also successfully portrayed a wide variety of operatic roles, including La Musica, Proserpina (L’Orfeo), Atalanta (Serse), Alcina, Konstanze, Madame Goldentrill, Miss Silverpeal, Servilia, Königin der Nacht, Rosina, Adina, Gilda, Olympia, Gretel, Sandman, Dew Fairy, La Fée and Lucy (The Telephone), and was raved for her “comic talent and dazzling high notes” (Taminophile, 2011). Her “buoyant and lustrous soprano voice” (Opera Pulse, 2012) has brought her first prizes at the Liszt International Competition, NTD International Vocal Competition, Civic Morning Musicals Vocal Competition, Taiwan National Theater Concert Hall Young Star Audition, Chimei Arts Award, among others. She has given several collaborative recitals on various programs throughout Asia, America and Europe. Her latest CD album of Liszt songs is released by Blue Griffin Recording. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Syracuse University, and an Artist Diploma from Queens College, CUNY. She made her debut with One World Symphony in Spring Break in March.


Mezzo-soprano Veronica Forman made her debut with One World Symphony in Spring Break in March. She is an active active performer in Europe and New York City. She has performed at the Verbier Festival in Verbier, Switzerland and with the Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center. She has also appeared with the Kinks’ Ray Davies on tour, at the Beacon Theater, and on The Late Show with David Letterman, and has done voiceover work for various television spots and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Voice and Piano performance from Bard College.

Monday, May 19, 2014
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