PVI celebrates Russian vocal music with a weekend celebration of Russian diction and vocal repertoire on January 11th and 12th.
We offer a hearty welcome to Russian diction coach/pianist extraordinaire Vera Danchenko-Stern. Vera will lead a workshop devoted to the skills needed to begin exploring Russian repertoire and offer private coachings.
Hour long coachings will be offered on Friday January 11th between 11 AM and 4 PM and Saturday January 12th from 1-4pm. Please bring a Russian song or aria that you would like to work on. (Please bring two copies of the music to your coaching). The cost of a coaching is $90.
A workshop on how to tackle the basics of Russian Diction will be held on Saturday January 12th from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM. In this class pronunciation of the Cyrllic alphabet will be reviewed as well as explanations of the rules and exceptions used in Russian IPA. (Handouts will be provided) This workshop is suitable for singers experienced in Russian repertoire as well as those who are brand new to this rich trove of vocal music. The cost to attend the class is $40.
For singers interested in both a private coaching and the diction class a bundled package option is available for $115, which is a $15 savings. Vera Danchenko-Stern is a master at teaching this genre to singers and can provide you with the basics in a friendly and meaningful way, as well as bring the more experienced singer to the next level.