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Composer-Conductor Sung Jin Hong is the artistic director of One World Symphony. The New York Times described Hong’s From The Alchemist as transforming “a novel to a lush Mahlerian sound.” Mr. Hong’s upcoming composition commissions include a piano concerto for Lloyd Arriola and the symphonic poem The Architect for Ramakrishna-Vivekananda. His recent commissioned and performed symphonic works include Eye of the Storm (2010–2011) and Sidewalk Sketches (2010). His compositions have been performed at the New York International Fringe Festival, the central New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, Bard College, and Palai Corbelli in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Hong’s guest conducting engagements include Lyrique-en-mer in France, Stadt Wien Konservatorium in Vienna, Royal Northern Conservatory in Manchester, Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, Redlands University, Bradley University, Western Illinois University, and Great Music for a Great City. Mr. Hong had the honor of being chosen by Kurt Masur to participate in a series of masterclasses and conduct in a concert with Manhattan School of Music Symphony. He made his international recording debut as a conductor with classical music’s largest record label, Naxos.

Young Soprano Ashley Becker recently sang the title role in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with One World Symphony and Janácek’s Jenufa with Opera Slavica and will join One World Symphony in singing excerpts from Verdi’s Otello as Desdemona. Ms. Becker has performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Choeur Classique de Montreal, and Opera in Concert (Toronto). As an apprentice she has performed with the Seagle Music Colony, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Opera New Jersey, the Opera Company of North Carolina, and Shreveport Opera. Additionally, awards to her credit include second place in the Orpheus Music Competition (student), third place in the NE Region MONC Auditions, and first place in the Young Artist Division of the Charles A. Lynam Competition.

American soprano Corrine Byrne is thrilled to be making her One World Symphony debut singing the role of Ophelia. She holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Mark Oswald. Ms. Byrne’s versatile light lyric voice has been heard all over the U.S. and Canada in recital, opera, and as the soloist in the Fauré Requiem, Handel’s L’allegro ed il penseroso, the Bach Magnificat, the Schütz Requiem, BWV 62, and the Vivaldi Gloria. She also tours with Ensemble Musica Humana, award-winning jazz quintet West Side 5, and the Tempus Continuum Ensemble. Ms. Byrne co-founded Tempus Continuum in 2011 as an eclectic group of contemporary classical/experimental composers, instrumentalists, and vocalists who present unique programs of standard repertory mixed in with premieres of new works. Her engagements for this upcoming season include Gretel in the Stony Brook Opera winter production of Hansel and Gretel, Angelica in SB Opera’s main stage production of Handel’s Orlando, and a performance of premieres at the Cell Theater in NYC. Ms. Byrne was a finalist for the 2012 Career Bridges Grant Awards.

American Soprano Michelle DeCoste continues her association with One World Symphony singing the role of Desdemona in scenes from Verdi’s Otello. Ms. DeCoste appeared as Tosca in October 2011, Madame Lidoine in The Dialogues of the Carmelites in January 2011 and in recent seasons sang the title role in Suor Angelica in November 2005 and Mimi in La Bohème in November 2007 with One World Symphony. Ms. DeCoste has also performed in New York with Bronx Opera and the Martha Cardona Theatre, and in Italy with the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival (Vietri) and the Ravello Concert Society. A passionate and dedicated artist, her repertoire includes the roles of Cio Cio San (Madama Butterfly), Liu (Turandot), Manon (Manon Lescaut), Desdemona (Otello), Nedda (Pagliacci), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), and Marguerite (Faust). Ms. DeCoste earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Ithaca College and continued her musical studies at the Badia di Cava Vocal Institute in Salerno, Italy.

Laura Farmer, soprano, is delighted to be performing with One World Symphony again. With One World Symphony, she has performed as 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.

Soprano Jane Hoffman, originally from Los Angeles, CA, received her Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Hilda Harris. She has appeared as Oberto in the Satori Opera production of Handel’s Alcina. This fall she will be appearing in the Martha Cardona Theater’s production of Gianni Schicchi as Lauretta. She also appeared as Daniel in the New York premiere production of Handel’s Susannah. She has performed roles such as Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Olympia (Tales of Hoffmann), the Princess (L’Enfant et les Sortileges), and Giulietta (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi). Ms. Hoffman also holds a Bachelor of the Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, where she performed the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C with the Sarah Lawrence Orchestra. She currently studies with David Jones. Ms. Hoffman made her debut as a featured soloist in One World Symphony’s critically acclaimed production of Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and recently performed in One World Symphony’s Carmen.

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. Ms. Mozyleva made her debut with One World Symphony performing Shostakovich songs in September 2010.

Making her debut with One World Symphony, Eileen Mackintosh is a lifelong multi-faceted musician; singer, teacher, and conductor. She has been hailed for her shimmering and rich soprano voice as well as her impeccable technique, solid musicianship, and enchanting stage presence. Recent singing performance highlights include the roles of Abigaille (Nabucco), Desdemona (Otello) Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Eleanor of Acquitane (Becket), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Aida (Aida), Frau Fluth (Merry Wives of Windsor), and Hanna Glawari (Merry Widow). As an avid concert artist, Ms. Mackintosh will present several benefit recitals this year including the music of Ernest Charles and the Vier Letzte Lieder of Strauss. Equally passionate about teaching and conducting, she maintains a full-time private voice studio, is the Chorus Master for the Delaware Valley Opera and is a frequent guest conductor for regional choral music festivals. Ms. Mackintosh earned her M.M. from the University of Connecticut and B.M. in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia.

Eva Sun, a recent graduate of Bard College, having received her Bachelor’s in Vocal and Piano Performance, made her debut with One World Symphony performing as Suzuki and Neris in Return of the Mad Women. She has participated in Bard College master classes both while in school and since graduating. A winner of the 2009 Bard Concerto competition, Ms. Sun has sung with the American Symphony Orchestra and Bard College orchestra. Additionally, she has been invited as a guest singer in this year’s Bard Opera Workshop Production. Some favorite roles include Annio in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Kim in Bruce Trinkley’s, and Columbina in Carlo Goldoni’s Inquisitive Women. In addition, she played La Frugola and the Abbess in the Lyric Opera Company of New York’s production of Puccini’s Il Trittico. Ms. Sun is currently studying with Ilka LoMonaco in Washington Heights.

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Holy Apostles Church

Monday, January 28, 2013
Holy Apostles Church