Fabiana Katz, mezzo soprano & Stephen Smith, piano
Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 2 pm
‘A fabulous afternoon of music – passionate, and sad, and lyrical, and funny. I enjoyed myself enormously, as, clearly, did the rest of [the] audience.’ ‘That was an amazing experience. The entire audience was bubbling with excitement and awe. I have never heard such beautiful singing in all my life. Such life and clarity… was just kind of overwhelmed. Stunning,’ – these
are just some of the comments about Fabiana’s artistry.
Fabiana Katz grew up in Argentina, and moved to Canada at the age of fourteen. She earned her BMus in Music at the University of Calgary, and holds a Master’s degree in Music in choral conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Stephen Smith is one of Vancouver’s most well-respected collaborative pianists. Central to Stephen’s career is his long-standing relationship with some of Vancouver’s finest choral groups such as Elektra, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, Vancouver Bach Choir, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.
For the Sunday matinée performance entitled ‘Where Truest Pleasure Lies,’ Fabiana Katz is joined by Stephen Smith. The recital will feature Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, as well as songs by Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Roger Quilter and William Bolcom – an all-English programme that will be fun and accessible for all.