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Georgine Resick, soprano Tsung Yeh, conductor Pierrot Ensemble

Georgine Resick is an internationally recognized soprano in both opera and concert. A protege of the late George London, she made her operatic debut under his direction as Sophie in Massenet’s Werther with the Washington Opera (Nicolai Gedda singing the title role). She has sung a wide variety of leading roles with the Vienna State Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Paris Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, and with opera companies in Hamburg, Rome, Nice, Berlin, Brussels, and Cologne, among others. Renowned for her Mozart and Strauss interpretations, Ms. Resick has appeared at the festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, and Schwetzingen, where she made a film of Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto. Her L’Oiseau Lyre recording as Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte at Drottningholm Court Theater in Stockholm won the Grand Prix du Disque. Ms. Resick has appeared frequently as soloist with such orchestras as the Israeli Philharmonic, London Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony (Washington, D.C.) and the San Diego Symphony. She has been Soprano in Residence at chamber music festivals including Marlboro, Fontana, and Strings in the Mountains. In her post as Professor of Voice at the University of Notre Dame Ms. Resick founded con tempo, a contemporary chamber music ensemble. She holds a Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) from The American University in Washington, D.C., and the Artist’s Diploma from Peabody Conservatory. Ms. Resick is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, the Outstanding Development Prize of the State of North Rhine Westphalia, and the Martha Baird Rockefeller Young Artist Fellowship. She received the Reverend Edmund P. Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2011. She speaks German, French, Italian and Russian, and has also sung in Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, and Czech. An adventurous recitalist, Ms. Resick has championed unknown and neglected song literature for over twenty years. She has twenty recordings to her credit, including the solo compact discs of Songs of Alexander Grechaninov, Songs of Charles Koechlin, Visions Interieures (a double disc outlining the history of the European song cycle), and The Color of the Word (a sampling of songs by the masters of the art of setting text to music), all released by Bridge Records, with liner notes written by Ms. Resick. She acted as co-producer and vocalist in this 2014 video production of Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire. Ms. Resick is currently writing a textbook for a course in French Vocal Literature. Tsung Yeh has the distinction of being the first conductor ever to hold music directorship of both a Western symphony orchestra and a Chinese instrumental orchestra. He presently serves as Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra in his twenty-sixth season and the Music Director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. As a brilliant orchestra-builder in both program and audience, Maestro Yeh has helped build the South Bend Symphony into the finest regional orchestra in the central United States. In 1995, Tsung Yeh and the South Bend Symphony were honored with the ASCAP award for Excellence in Programming and Performing. In November 1991, Tsung Yeh successfully led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, replacing indisposed Daniel Barenboim on short notice, in a program featuring Alfred Brendel as the piano soloist. Maestro Yeh has also appeared with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Minnesota Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few. He previously held posts as the Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the Florida Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.