Feb 12, 2016 7:00 PM
Love Me, Love Me Not...
Concert of Pavlína Horáková and friends.
Pavlína Horáková, mezzo-soprano
Drew Spadlin, Piano
Featuring Sarah Atkins, Christie Donato, Kristin Draucker, Robin A. Eriksen, Martin Goga, Smitha Johnson, Alcorn F. Minor, rebecca Marken, Filip Pogady, Nadia Sepsenwol
Performing songs by Dvorak, Smetana, Rachmaninoff, Webber, Gershwin, Filip, Knechtova and others
Czech mezzo-soprano holds a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, Master’s degree in Business Administration from Prague University of Economics and is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory.
Pavlína’s most recently filmed a documentary “Libretto Metro” with director Zac Murphy in which they brought a grand piano into the New York city subway and performed a concert to try to prove how powerful live music is. She also performed the title role in opera Carmen and Berta in Barber of Seville with Opera Amore in New York City. She won the Czech National Vocal Competition and appeared on a Czech televised Competition, “Caruso Show”. In addition to a classical repertoire Pavlína sings and plays tambourine and piano with Eric Underwood & All-stars. She also sang with the Czech rock band Checkpoint and appeared on a CD release Ruzný světy. She performed as a teaching artist in the outreach program at Manhattan School of Music, and wrote and performed her one woman show Why do I love Opera? for a wide range of public school students in New York City.
Pavlína’s goal is to connect her two fields of study. While her dream is to be a professional opera singer, she also would like to incorporate her business savvy in a way that gives back to the profession she loves. www.pavlinahorakova.com
Drew Spradlin, classical pianist, is from
Formal classical training includes study with Sam Howard in Birmingham, AL and masterclass performances for Gabriela Montero and Bruce Brubaker. Drew completed his Bachelor of Music degree in classical piano, studying with Anthony Pattin at the University of Montevallo in 2011. Here he also received instruction on percussion ranging from timpani, drum set, and marimba.
Drew made his international debut in 2010 at the Echizen International Music Festival in Echizen, Japan where he performed solo as well as chamber works, including the premier of Joseph Landers’ piece Seven Nocturnes. In 2011 Drew won first prize in the AFMC Collegiate Competition, located at Samford University, Alabama.
Drew Spradlin recently was awarded his Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music where he studied with the highly sought pedagogue, Phillip Kawin.
He currently resides in New York City and pursues many avenues of music including choral and vocal accompaniment as well as electronic composition and performance.
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Feb 12, 2016 7:00 PM