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Masterclass: Helen Pridmore

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Soprano Helen Pridmore presents this special masterclass.

Soprano Helen Pridmore was born in England and grew up in Canada, where she began her musical studies. She obtained her B.Mus. in Voice from the University of Saskatchewan and the M.Mus. in Voice from the University of Toronto. She also holds the Licentiate Diploma in Piano from Trinity College of Music, UK. At the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY she earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, studying with Carol Webber, and taught for both the Voice and Theory Departments. Helen Pridmore served on the Voice Faculties at the State University of New York (Fredonia) and at Nebraska Wesleyan University before joining the Music Department at Mount Allison.

Helen Pridmore has performed across Canada and the U.S. as both soloist and chamber musicians. In concert she has performed works ranging from Handel's Messiah to Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. With a special interest in new music, she has premiered and sung many works by Canadian and American composers, including Helen Hall, Martin Arnold, Jim O'Leary, alcides lanza, Emily Doolittle and many others. Upcoming engagements for 2012-13 include a guest appearance performing with renowned UK composer Michael Finnissy and Aventa Ensemble in Victoria, B.C., and a solo recital tour which will visit Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. Her first solo CD, Janet, has recently been released on the Canadian Music Centre's Centrediscs label.

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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