Featured Artists

Soprano Irina Mozyleva is a recitalist and chamber performer whose New York appearances have included Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Trinity Church, the New York Public Library, the Russian Consulate, the United Nations, and Caramoor Music Room. She often performs the music of Russian composers, particularly Shostakovich, whose works she has sung with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, the Philadelphia Piano Trio, the Innisfree Piano Trio, and with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; with the latter she performed From Jewish Poetry. Outside of New York she has delighted audiences in Washington, DC, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Ms. Mozyleva’s operatic engagements have included the role of Rosina in John Copley’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia for the San Francisco Opera Merola Young Artist Program and the role of Anna in The Curtis Institute of Music production of Kissing and Horrid Strife in association with the Philadelphia Opera Company, among others. Born in Belarus, Ms. Mozyleva studied opera at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia and at the Julliard School of Music in New York. She completed formal training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and was the recipient of a full scholarship to The Tangelwood Music Festival in Massachusetts. With One World Symphony, Ms. Mozyleva performed in all sold-out shows of Sung Jin Hong's Breaking Bad - Ozymandias as Marie Schrader, Tatyana’s Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Marfa’s aria from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride.


Making her debut with One World Symphony, soprano Kathryn Papa has been praised for her warm sound and sparkling timbre, as well as her magnetic stage presence. She has been performing in regional and professional theaters since a young age, notably performing lead roles at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received her Bachelors degree. Kathryn recently completed her Masters degree at Mannes College: The New School for music. Ms. Papa has been a Young Artist with Songfest, as well as with CCM Spoleto and was most recently seen at Opera in the Ozarks as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. An avid recitalist, Ms. Papa has sung recitals in California, Cincinnati and New York, most recently in the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.


American soprano Michelle DeCoste performed Desdemona in scenes from Giuseppe Verdi's Otello with One World Symphony, as well as Puccini's Tosca, Madame Lidoine in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites and the title in Puccini's Suor Angelica.Ms. DeCoste also performed Marguerite in Faust (Albany Symphony Orchestra, Berkshires, NY), Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly and Nedda in I Pagliacci (New York Summer Opera), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Norina in Don Pasquale (Amalfi Coast Festival, Vietri, Italy), Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (excerpts – Ravello Concert Society, Ravello, Italy), Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Micäela in Carmen with New York Vocal Artists; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Martina Arroyo Foundation (NY); Laetitia in Old Maid and the Thief and Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto with the Amalfi Coast Festival. Ms. DeCoste was a finalist in the NATS vocal competition, the Liederkranz Vocal Competition and the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition. She holds a Bachelor of Music in performance from Ithaca College and continued her musical studies at the Badia di Cava Vocal Institute (Salerno, Italy). Michelle is a student of renowned soprano Ms. Diana Soviero.

Katie Kat is an emerging opera singer and self-made ‘Opera-preneure’. She was a NYFA Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholar in 2012 for her work producing digital/acoustic operatic recital performances. She has performed at The NYU Skirball Center, Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium, The Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto, Italy, and is currently a featured performer with the Off-Broadway show Speakeasy Dollhouse. A voice teacher and researcher; she recently gave a TEDx Speech on the necessity of singing, and makes it her mission to make opera accessible to all audiences. Recent roles include such operas as Dvorak’s Rusalka (Rusalka) Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Marcellina, Countess), Cosi Fan Tutte (Despina), Weil’s Street Scene (Anna Maurrant), Menotti’s The Telephone (Lucy), Purcell’s Dido and Aneas (Belinda) and The Fairy Queen (Night, The Plaint). Katie Kat last performed in One World Symphony’s sold-out Moonlight program performing Dvorak’s Song to the Moon.

Laura Farmer, soprano, is delighted to be performing with One World Symphony again. Most recently she performed as Cleopatra from Giulio Cesare in One World Symphony’s Baroque[n] Hearts program. Also with One World, she has performed as Giulietta in Shakespeare Scandals, Lulu in Return of Mad Women, Solveig in Peer Gynt, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Cleopatra in Gulio Cesare, and Frasquita in Carmen. She has sung a wide range of roles including Norina (Don Pasquale), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Josephine (HMS Pinafore), Monica (The Medium), Gretel (Hansel & Gretel), Yum Yum (Mikado), and Despina (Così fan Tutte) with companies including Des Moines Metro Opera, Natchez Music Festival, Tulsa Opera, and Liederkranz Opera. Internationally, Ms. Farmer performed Giulietta (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi) in a tour of the Czech Republic and Giulia (La Scala di Seta) in Teatro di Pacini (Tuscany). Ms. Farmer was also a finalist in the National Opera Association competition. Following graduation from Yale University, Ms. Farmer appeared as a jazz vocalist with Whim’n Rhythm in a nine-country tour of the Far East; the group was featured at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand and Club Med Bali, as well as on Korean national television and radio.

Marie Putko, lyric soprano, is thrilled to make her debut with One World Symphony in “New Girls,” as Susanna. She holds her Masters in Music in Vocal Performance in Opera Studies, and her advanced certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University. She received her bachelor’s degree at Providence College in Vocal Performance. In addition, she was a resident artist in Nevada Opera in 2012, she performed in the Florence Voice Seminar in 2011 through Westminster Choir College, and studied in the Opera Workshop for the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria in 2008. Marie’s credits include The Impressario (Miss Silverpeal) with NY Lyric Opera, Liebovar (Duckling) with Brooklyn Philharmonic, House, A Children’s Opera (Betty) with Nevada Opera, Cendrillon (Cinderella) at NYU, Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes (Soprano Soloist) at NYU, The Magic of Mozart, Scenes from Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute (Zerlina, Sussana, and Papagena) with Liberty State Opera, Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), and Amahl and the Nightvisitors (Amahl) at Providence College. Marie has also trained as a physical theater artist with the UME Group where she performed Isis Variations at the NY International Fridge Festival this past summer. She is also a dancer with the VOID Company, an experiential dance ensemble in NYC.


Soprano Hyun Jin Cho has recently performed in One World Symphony's sold-out show Vendetta as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto and Spring Break as Morgana in Handel's Alcina. Ms Cho has also performed the role of Miles in The Turn of the Screw in Siena Music Festival in Siena, Italy and Clorinda in La Cenerentola in EPCASO, Oderzo, Italy. She also performed several concerts in Verona, Treviso, Padua, and Portogruaro, Italy. Other recent highlights include the role of Novizia in Suor Angelica with Opera Manhattan and Le fee in Cendrillon, Miss Silverklang in Die Schauspieldirektor, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with New York Lyric Opera Theatre. Other appearances as a concert soloist with AIMS in Graz, Austria and La Voix du Jardin, L’art de la Voix festival in Paris, France. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music, CNR-Paris, France (Conservatoire National de Region de Paris). She also studied broadcasting in Journalism and worked as a television broadcaster in South Korea and Japan.


Making her debut with as a soloist with One World Symphony, Brianne Keefe has been fortunate enough to travel the world with her voice and to sing in many of the most famous and historical venues in the world. From Carnegie Hall, to the Orpheum Circuit, to Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta in Tuscany, she has sung roles such as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Giannetta in Elisir, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. With her flair for comedy, she enjoys the classics of musical theater and has sung roles such as Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Maria in West Side Story and Antonia in Man of La Mancha. A graduate of Fordham University, she is fluent in Italian and loves exploring all aspects of music and culture. Brianne last appeared with One World Symphony as an ensemble member in Verdi’s Otello.


Making his debut with One World Symphony, tenor Raymon Geis graduated with his Master's degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College. The son of two opera singers, Raymon has been surrounded by the world of singing from a young age and has been actively performing for 13 years. Raymon recently appeared as a Young Artist at the Bel Canto at Caramoor program in Katonah, New York where he covered the role of Thibault in Verdi's I vespri siciliani. Other recent performances include Rodolfo and Rinuccio in Puccini’s La Boheme and Gianni Schicchi, Sam in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, Basilio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Lippo from Street Scene, as well as Dick in Spoleto Fesitval’s 2010 opera Flora. An active concert soloist, Raymon has been involved in numerous performances including J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and A. Ramirez’s folk-mass Missa Criolla. Raymon intends to further his understanding and appreciation for music and singing so that he can extend the power of music through song to his family, friends, and the rest of the world.


Making his debut with One World Symphony, Felipe Tristan is quickly establishing himself as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. Recently, The Epoch Times wrote: “An expert flutist. Elegant, impressive breath control… [his] playing was suave with a focused and warm tone.” Following his soloist debut at age 17, Mr. Tristan performed with various ensembles in Mexico, his native country, as well as in the US and Europe. Later, he was selected for the National Youth Orchestra of Mexico, performing in the major concert halls, including the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City. In 2011, Mr. Tristan was awarded the Kenan Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center Institute, a prestigious program for emerging artists, which culminated in his successful New York debut recital, “Viva La Flauta!” at Lincoln Center. In 2012, he became a founding member of New York-based ensembles Altius Winds and The Metropolitan Four (“The M4”). In 2015, Mr. Tristan and The M4 will be recording their first CD, produced by Grammy Award-winner Brandie Lane. As a first-prize winner of the Shining Stars Concerto Competition, Mr. Tristan recently performed with the NY Concerti Sinfonietta. He has also received awards from the Winston-Salem Foundation, DW Productions, Organization of American States, and CONARTE. Since 2012, he has been director of the first-ever Orquesta Nacional de Flautas de México, which he founded along with top flutists from across Mexico, appearing at the National Flute Association Conventions in New Orleans and Chicago. Mr. Tristan has a B.M. (Flute Performance) from the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, a B.A. (Communications and Marketing) from the Universidad Regiomontana, an M.M. (Flute Performance) from the University of Houston, and a Performance Artist Certificate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


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, The Guardian, and BBC. Most recently, Classic FM, “UK’s favourite classical station” presented “Exclusive: Listen to Breaking Bad — Ozymandias the opera.”

Sunday, October 26, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014
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