After completing her voice and piano studies at the Mykolaiv State University (MA in Piano Pedagogy), Kyiv Academy of Music (MA in Opera, Chamber Music Performance), and University of Memphis, Tennessee (DMA but ABD in the Opera Performance,) she taught piano and voice for children and adults of all levels, ages, and musical styles in Ukraine and as an assistant professor at the University of Memphis, Tennessee.
Galina has won numerous competitive awards including from the Hohenberg-Scheidt Young Artist Award and Concerto Competition, the University of Memphis, and many music competitions in Ukraine.
After relocating to New York, Galina began her operatic career. She has appeared with numerous regional companies in the roles of Amneris, Azucena, Ulrica, Eboli, in operas by Verdi, as Fricka, Brangäne, Waltraute in operas by Wagner, as Carmen in Bizet’s opera, as Leonora and Sarah in operas by Donizetti, Santuzza by Mascagni, as La Cieca by Ponchielli, as Klythemnestra in Electra by Strauss, etc. She has also appeared in numerous recitals.
Galina combines her music career as a teacher and coach, as she is involved in a multilingual program which teaches diction and pronunciation for singers
(www.dictionbuddy.com). She continues participating in international music competitions, even as her students can be found singing in opera houses in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe.
Joshua has also performed at Carnegie Hall with various ensembles including earning two soloist opportunities. He was the 2013 winner of the Richmond Choral Society vocal competition scholarship.
He teaches music theory and ear training, and has over five years’ experience in special education.
With extensive knowledge of classical voice training and piano, Joshua has been studying music since he was a young child, and currently works as a professional songwriter and studio musician for many local and famous artists. He also has years of musical theater and audition experience, having played the lead in 3 local musicals. He is currently working on his debut solo album.
She placed second in the international “Wings of Music” competition in Kiev in 2011, and third place (duet) the same year in the all-Ukrainian competition “Spiritual Sources.”
Ms. Kasparova’s 2018 performance include A Night of Enchantment, An Afternoon of Enchantment and The Magic Flute, operas at the National Opera Center (New York City,) the “Musical Potpourri Concert” at Lincoln Center, NYC, and “Love, Passion, Betrayal Concert” at Carnegie Hall (NYC.)
She has attended Master Classes with Cleanthe Russo (Italy), conductor, Richard Cordova (NYC) pianist, vocal coach, Peter Randsman of Randsman Artist Management (NYC,) and Zehava Gal (NYC & Tel Aviv, Israel.)
Ms. Kasparova previously taught voice and piano at the Orlando school of music (Orlando, FL) before a recent move to New York City.
A recipient of many musical awards, grants, and scholarships, Olivia won the Cento Amici Award for the Arts at Montclair State University, as well as a State University of New York (SUNY) Thayer Fellowship in the Arts.
Olivia has performed with opera companies in Florence, Vado, and Naples in Italy, and in New York City.