Here is a video of Ann Schein playing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Will be performing and teaching on February 10 and 11 in Denver, Colorado.
Want to share with you this funny and cute video of Anton Nel – concert pianist playing the Mozart “Sonata in A” K.331 at Sea. But on a more serious note you should know that this guy is fantastic musician. You can read a review for more details about his recent performance at the King Center in Denver, Colorado and in his words about himself.
The vocal wizardry of Evangeline Maria Pappas and the piano artistry of Jonathan Miles Freeman are on display in this video…
They are available to be booked for concerts and events and can be reached at the following; 215 884-1025, 267 722-8495,
267 243-6295 and by email. Interview follows performance
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Jonathan Miles Freeman and Maria Pappas for “The Virtuoso Duo”.
Jonathan Miles Freeman – Background and Achievements
Jonathan Miles Freeman, pianist, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano from The Juilliard School where he studied under consecutive scholarships with Sascha Gorodnitzki and Ilona Kabos.
At Jullilliard, he was the recipient of the Carl M. Roeder Memorial Prize in Piano, and in the same year, of the Liberace Keyboard Entertainer Search.
He had previously studied in Philadelphia with Elanor Sokoloff, Kenneth Amada and Susan Starr via the Alexander Hilsberg Memorial Scholarship.
During this time, he also worked with Professor Marian Filar, to whom he returned in later years for advanced study.
As the winner of competitive auditions, Jonathan appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music and Robin Hood Dell. At this time, he also won the Philadelphia Orchestra composition contest.
Maria Pappas – Background and Achievements
Cover Girl for Good Housekeeping Magazine, August 2007, Maria Pappas is an extraordinary spinto-lyrico soprano whose many operatic portrayals of Aida, Tosca, and major roles in L’Amico Fritz, La Boheme, Carmen, Le Cid, The Magic Flute, La Rondine, La Traviata and Turandot have always captivated her audiences.
Maria studied with William Riley, master pedagogue for the Metropolitan Opera and Sony Artists Josephine Guido, and was invited to study privately, gratis, by Licia Albanese. She coached with Roberta Knie, Antonietta Stella and Rita Patane.
Maria was the recipient of the Elsa Fink Junior achievement award for voice, the Esther Boyer Voice Scholarship, and is a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society and the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.
Maria has sung with the Amici Opera, The Delaware Valley Opera, The little Lyric Opera, and Temple University’s Opera Theater. In concert, she has appeared with Opera International at Teatro di Fiuggi, Italy, and has given local recitals at Rock Hall and Klein Hall, Temple University and the Woodmere Art Museum, to name a few.
Sylvester Stallone personally invited Maria to appear in his movie “Rocky Six” and Lee Daniels engaged her for a solo operatic concert in Rhode Island at the premier of his move “Shodow Boxer.” Nickelodeon TV featured Maria as Brunhilde on their program “Hi-Jinks.”
In addition to her performing activities, Maria Pappas has been teaching voice and piano, and is opening a music studio where she will work jointly with pianist/coach Jonathan Miles Freeman.
From the Opera Adriana Lecouvreur, by Francesco Cilea, who lived between 1866 and 1950 comes a gorgeous Aria – Poveri Fiori performed by The Virtuoso Duo.
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Towards the end of June, this past year, I just happened to drop by at the home of Maria Pappas and shoot and record her performing with one Jonathan Miles Freeman. Both Jonathan and Maria are quite extra ordinary musicians who form “The Virtuoso Duo.”
I will be posting clips from their performance of a unique collection of songs. I hope you will tune in.