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 graduate of Wagner College, Charlie studied Music & Education, and is a classically-trained lyric baritone. Charlie is acknowledged on Staten Island and beyond for his avid passion for, and unique interpretation of recognizable standards of jazz and the Great American Songbook.
Inspired by his favorite interpreters of classic American popular songs (Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, etc.)—Charlie’s goal is to carry the torch of timeless music by reviving it in his own dynamic and refreshing way. The local entertainer turned nationwide sensation frequently performing in cities throughout the country, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami. In his hometown New York City, Charlie has headlined at Lincoln Center and Birdland Jazz Club, and he is the youngest member ever inducted into the iconic Friars Club.
Performing classic hits as if they were brand new, Charlie’s high energy stage performances harken back to the greats, but ultimately, his performances set their own standard of excellence.
As a music teacher, Charlie enjoys making learning fun, and is passionate about vocal pedagogy and performance, helping students strengthen their singing and stage techniques. Charlie’s supportive and overall nurturing demeanor, and high expectations for all, is great for students at any level.