Recent NewsJanuary 26, 2018
Concerto/Aria Winners to Perform with RWCCO
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, our 2017-18 Concerto/Aria Competition Winners will perform with the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra. The concert will be at 7:30 PM in Hale Auditorium (Cultural Life Center). The colorfully diverse program celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial, as well as featuring Mendelssohn’s 3rd Symphony ("Scottish"). Soprano Léa Hossack Bouillon will be performing The Jewel Song from Faust by Gounod, and violinist Iuliia Trishchuk will perform the first movement of Wieniaski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22. Read more about Léa and Iuliia below.
Léa Hossack Bouillon
Born in Biarritz, France to an American missionary father and French mother, soprano Léa Hossack Bouillon enrolled at Roberts to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal Performance in a Christian environment, after having begun her musical studies at the Conservatoire de Caen in Normandy. A member of the Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale, she was a soprano soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the RWCCO and has performed duets with her husband, tenor Joshua Alain Bouillon, and pianist Dr. Michael Landrum for services at Pearce Memorial Church. They have been invited to perform together again next month on a recital at Souderton Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania. In October, 2017, she was a finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing district competition held at SUNY Oswego, and in April, 2018, she will perform the role of The Mother in the Roberts Opera Theatre production of Humperdinck’s setting of the beloved children’s story, Hansel & Gretel. As a participant and worship leader at the Crescendo Summer Music Institute in Tokaj, Hungary for two summers, she performed in scenes from Mozart’s Così fan tutte as Despina and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette as Juliette, as well as in art song concerts featuring works of Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and Barber. A student of Constance Fee, she plans to continue her studies in vocal performance in graduate school.
A native of Ukraine, Iuliia Trishchuk began playing violin at the age of 7. When she was 9, she won third place in the First Annual Mukola Lysenko Competition, followed by second and third place in different age categories in 2005 and 2007. In 2011, she received a full scholarship from the D. Sichinskiy Music College, where she studied string performance with Lyubov Litvinchuk until 2015. In 2015, she moved to the United States and received her Associate’s Degree in Music Performance at MCC/ESM. Currently, she is a Violin Performance major at Roberts Wesleyan College, where she studies violin with Professor An-Chi Lin. Her Roberts experience has included serving as concertmaster with the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra and performing in a master class with David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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