OLGA SENDERSKAYA

MELODY FOR LOVE

MELODY FOR LOVE


Ernest Charles, Antonín Dvorák, George Gershwin, Edvard Grieg, Aleksey Machavariani, Fernando Obradors, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ernest Sanderson, Lenny Sendersky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mordechai Zeira

OLGA SENDERSKAYA, soprano
Bella Steinbuck, piano
Lenny Sendersky, soprano saxophone

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Born in Russia, soprano Olga Senderskaya began musical her studies at the Yaroslavl Sobinov Music College, after which she joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. She later attended the St. Petersburg Conservatory and took part in master classes with Elena Obraztsova and Alexandra Shestakova. She was also invited by Romanian soprano Ileana Cotrubas¸ to study in Paris. Upon graduating from the St. Petersburg’s Conservatory, Senderskaya appeared as soloist in engagements in St. Petersburg, Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin and Vienna. She has worked with numerous notable conductors, including Alberto Zedda, Zubin Mehta, Dmitri Jurowski, Xu Zhong, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and Rani Calderon. Senderskaya’s operatic debut was in the role of Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride at the Theater in St. Petersburg. She has since sung the roles Adele from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Lisa from Lehar’s Das Land des Lachelns, Micaela from Bizet’s Carmen, Donna Anna from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Amaltea in Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto at the Rossini Opera Festival, conducted by Roberto Abbado. Senderskaya was a member of El Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, and was invited to attend the Accademia Rossiniana at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. As a result, she was invited by Alberto Zedda to sing the role of Mathilde in Rossini’s William Tell at the Xacobeo Classics Festival in La Coruña as well as the title role in Rossini’s Semiramide at De Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Gent. In the concert setting, she has performed Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra. A laureate of the Klaudia Taev International Competition in Estonia, Senderskaya won First Prize in the Gerda Lissner Opera Competition in New York, and an award at the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition in Norrköping, Sweden. She performs regularly in Shanghai and Israel, where she was a member of the IVAI 2012 and 2013 Summer Programs in Tel Aviv.

Born in Belarus, pianist Bella Steinbuck has performed on stages around the world, including in Germany, Italy, Finland, Poland, Bulgaria and Japan. Steinbuck, who immigrated to Israel in 1994, performs in concert as a soloist and as accompanist and with numerous chamber ensembles, including the Stark Trio in Toronto and the Classic-Avant-Garde ensemble. Other notable engagements include performances as accompanist and soloist with the Three Israeli Tenors in Miami, in the Glenn Gould Studio finale of the EU Festival in Toronto and in the Christopher Summer Festival in Lithuania. Steinbuck has also performed with singer Amiram Zmany in New York, in recital with violinist Chloe Hanslip in the Sixth Eilat Chamber Music Festival and as a soloist at the International Festival of Arts in Minsk. She earned a Doctorate in piano from the Belarusian State Academy of Music.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Lenny Sendersky has earned a reputation on the Russian jazz scene as a visionary composer, performer and producer. Sendersky launched his international career living and performing in Denmark. Currently based in Israel, he has joined the jazz scene there, performing and successfully producing projects featuring Israeli, American and European jazz artists including Randy Brecker, Joe Locke,Tony Romano and Slava Ganelin.
PROGRAM
SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
I Am Waiting For You (M. Davidova)
Sing Not To Me, Beautiful Maiden (A. Pushkin)
Dream (F. Sollogub)
Daisies (I. Severyanin)

ALEKSEY MACHAVARIANI (1913-1995)
You Full of Beauty (D. Guramishvili)

FERNANDO OBRADORS (1897-1945)
Del Cabello más sutil (anon.)

LENNY SENDERSKY (b. 1982)
Melody for Love (L. Sendersky)

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)
Les Chemins de L’ amour (Jean Anouilh)

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Lilacs (E. Beketova)

EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907)
A Swan (H. Ibsen; trans. Wilhelm Henzen)

ANTONÍN DVORÁK (1841-1904)
Songs My Mother Taught Me (A. Heyduk)

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Tell Me, What in the Shade of the Branches? (F. Sollogub)

NICOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)
Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights (A. Tolstoy)

ERNEST SANDERSON (1878-1935)
Song of Love (F. Teshemaher)

MORDECHAI ZEIRA (1905-1968)
Layla, Layla Hebrew Lullaby (Natan Alterman)

ERNEST CHARLES (1895-1984)
Let My Song Fill Your Heart (E. Charles)

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937)
I Got Rhythm (I. Gershwin)
 



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