Celine Mogielnicki (soprano) and Deiran Manning (piano) | CLASSICAL
July 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$15.00
Tickets are $15 if purchased before June 12th/$18 at the door or if purchased after June 12th.
“MOGIELNICKI SINGS WITH SUCH ENTHUSIASTIC ARDOR THAT SHE COMMUNICATES THE PLEASURE OF SONG WITH AUTHORITY”
MILLBROOK INDEPENDENT | JANUARY 13, 2019
Soprano Celine Mogielnicki is a versatile artist, recognized for her “delicious” (Opera Today) and “finely balanced” (NY Times) singing and recently hailed for “perfect in diction and phrasing…with powerful gradations of emotions” (Millbrook Independent).
A graduate of the Juilliard School and Dawn Upshaw’s graduate vocal arts program at Bard College, Ms. Mogielnicki has performed with LA Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Bard Summerscape, Caramoor, Juilliard Opera, Charlottesville Opera and DC Public Opera in both standard operatic repertoire and contemporary opera. She has given world premieres of works by David T. Little (Vinkensport), Missy Mazzoli (Song from the Uproar), Noa Ain (Song of the Turtledove) and Brian Hulse (Questa rosa novella). She made her Carnegie Hall Debut in Vaughn William’s Serenade to Music under conductor Benjamin Zander, and her Zankel Hall debut as a soprano soloist in the world premiere of Judd Greenstein’s Vayomer Schlomo. Ms. Mogielnicki has appeared in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, National Music Festival, Southwest Florida Symphony, Friends of Mozart Society with conductor and pianist Will Crutchfield, Bel Canto at Caramoor, and the Transfiguration Choirs of New York City, in addition to guest artist engagements with Hudson Valley Chamber Music, the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society, 23Arts Initiative, Z1 Konzerte Berlin, Orania Berlin concert series, and Schoodic Arts in Downeast Maine.
Ms. Mogielnicki is a winner of the John Erskine Prize for Artistic and Academic Achievement from the Juilliard School, as well as a prizewinner from the Philharmonic Society of Arlington, Sing for Hope foundation. Her recordings include the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar on the New Amsterdam Label and Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots with Bard Summerscape under conductor Leon Botstein for the Celestial Label.
Celine has been teaching alongside her performing career since her undergraduate at Juilliard, and most recently joined the faculty of the Rome School for Music, Drama and Art at Catholic University where she teaches voice as part of the highly regarded Musical Theater program. She founded the inaugural vocal apprentice program at the National Music Festival, where she conducted masterclasses and served as mentor to a select group of vocal apprentices. In the Summer of 2021 she joined the Winter Harbor Music Festival as performer, faculty member and as the newly-appointed Associate Director.
Pianist and baritone Deiran Manning has given performances across the United States, Ireland, England, France and Italy at notable venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the New York City Mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion.
A Maine native, Mr. Manning spent his formative years in New York City attending LaGuardia High School and eventually earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. As a collaborative player, Mr. Manning has performed with notable musicians including flutist Carol Wincenc, violinist Anatole Wieck, and baritones Stephen Bryant and Wolfgang Brendel.
As a singer, Mr. Manning has performed with various companies including IU Opera Theater, Bronx Opera, and WHMF Opera. He regularly works as a vocal coach due to his experience as both a pianist and singer. In 2017, Mr. Manning founded the WHMF Community Opera program, which serves to give musicians of all levels and community members the chance to perform, while providing opera to a region which lacks classical performance. Since then, he has produced, directed and coached 5 operas in the region, including a full production of La Serva Padrona in 2020.
Mr. Manning has also been on faculty at New York University and Brooklyn Conservatory, where he taught group keyboard, performance classes, theory and private lessons. Notable awards include: Stanza Governor’s Prize in Composition, LISSMA International Piano Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and the Ira Gershwin award. His recordings of the Diabelli and Goldberg Variations are available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.
Mr. Manning is currently on the faculty at Husson University and the University of Maine. In addition to his performing and teaching, Mr. Manning serves as Executive Director of the Winter Harbor Music Festival.