Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sandra Tucker: Adjudicator For This Fall's Rotary Burlington Music Festival

Sandra Tucker

Sandra Tucker: Classical Voice

The Rotary Burlington Music Festival is pleased to announce that Sandra Tucker will be adjudicating the classical voice sections for this fall's festival.

Described as possessing a voice that is "meltingly lyrical", Sandra Tucker received a Bachelor of Music and a Diploma in Opera from Wilfrid Laurier University under the direction of Victor Martens. She then went on to study with acclaimed soprano, Edith Wiens, at the Hochschule für Musik in Augsburg, Germany, for which she was the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Grant for Emerging Professional Artists and the York Celebration of the Arts Professional Artist Bursary. While in Germany she received an Artists Diploma and Post Graduate Certificate and had the opportunity to work with such greats as Rudolph Jansen, Brigitte Fassbaender, Rudolph Piernay, Sena Jurinac, Sarah Walker, Ian Burnside, and others.

Her concert credits include appearances with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony,  Orchestra London,the Wellington Winds, the Barrie-Huronia Symphony, Cambridge Symphony, the Stratford Symphony, the WLU orchestra, Penderecki String Quartet,
  Augsburg Orchester,Guelph Chamber Choir, University of Guelph Choir, Hart House  Orchestra, the Cellar Singers,Menno Singers,London Philharmonic Choir, Peterborough Singers,the Basilika in Ulm, Germany,at the Kneippe Musik Festival in Bad Wörishofen and  as a soloist in the European Musik Festival at the Bach-Akademie in Stuttgart under the baton of Sir Helmuth Rilling.

Her opera credits include Fiordiligi in
Cosi fan Tutte,Carolina in Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto, both Susanna and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro,Anna Maurrant in Street Scene, Manon in Puccini's Manon Lescaut, Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief,  Pamina, Second Lady and First Spirit in Die Zauberflöte, the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, and Fame inThe Indian Queen.

Sandra has sung for the heads of the Russian embassy at the home of Glazunov in Munich and was invited to represent Canada at the International Festival of the Conservatories in St. Petersburg. Her upcoming engagements include Mozart's Orgelsolomesse in the Allgäu and an Opera Gala with the Grand River Chorus in Brantford.

Sandra is a member of NATS and ORMTA as well as the Obergriesbach Musikverein and has a private studio in Germany. She is also a Laureate of Les Jeunes Ambassaduers Lyriques.

The Rotary Burlington Music Festival takes place from November 5 - 17, 2012.


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