Guest Artist

Beverly Hoch

Beverly Hoch, soprano, has presented hundreds of recitals and master classes world-wide. Appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center included several national tours. Beverly Hoch has been guest soloist with over 150 orchestras. She has performed in New York's Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; London's Royal Albert & Royal Festival Halls and Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. She was honored to be the soloist at the wedding of Caroline Kennedy to Edwin Schlossberg. Ms. Hoch has sung over 25 operatic roles including leading ladies Lakmé, Rosina, Gilda, Olympia, Queen of the Night; Adele in the Strasbourg Opera's Die Fledermaus, Opera de Lyons Die Entführungas Blondchen and Ariadne auf Naxosas Zerbinetta across northern Germany. Summer festivals have included Newport, Santa Fe, Spoleto (Italy and Charleston, SC) Marlboro, Wolftrap, Bravo! Colorado, and Glyndebourne. 

Ms. Hoch's recordings include “The Art of the Coloratura” (IMP Classics/ Hong Kong Philharmonic), Carmina Burana(Decca/Dutoit/Montreal), Handel's Imeneo(Vox/with Julianne Baird) and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte(Norrington/ London Classical Players/ with Dawn Upshaw). She was the soprano soloist in the first-ever performance of Handel’s Messiahpresented in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, filmed as a documentary and later shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The soprano of the distinguished Bach Aria Group for two decades, she launched her career as a winner of the Young Concert Artists international auditions in New York, after placing in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions one year earlier. She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity having served on the Foundation Board. She adjudicates for National Associate of Teachers of Singing. Her major voice teachers were Ann Marie Obressa, Dr. George Gibson, Inez Silberg, Michael Trimble and Ellen Faull. Ms. Hoch, Assistant Professor, has been teaching singing at Texas Woman’s University since 1998. 

GUEST ARTIST

Cameron Becker

Cameron Becker

Tenor

Cameron Becker

+49 171 965 2616

www.cameronbecker.com

contact@cameronbecker.com

Cameron Becker, a native of Leawood, Kansas is quickly making his way to the top of the international performing arts scene. At just 32 years old he has over 550 performances under his belt spanning a wide range of repertoire. The critiques are in agreement calling him, “the secret star of the evening…confident top…refreshingly agile…terrific and ideally cast,” as Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, “the audience favorite…deserving the highest praise,” for Boni in Csardasfürstin, “Becker’s voice shone bright and clear…exemplary betrayal and authoritative articulation,” as Kudrjas in Katya Kabanova, and “Cameron Becker deserves the greatest compliment…captivatingly empathetic…smooth and elastic voice…a true sound experience…perfect interpretation…bel-canto tenor sound,” as Tony in West Side Story.

The 2016/2017 season marks significant engagements and debuts for Mr. Becker. In October he will revive his highly praised interpretation of Aljeja “Excellent role interpretation…young, bright, and extremely appealing…a singer I’d like to hear again” in Calixto Bieito’s From the House of the Dead with the Staatstheater Nürnberg in Brno, Czech Republic. In January he will make his Italian debut at Teatro La Fenice in Venice where he will sing the role of Walther von der Vogelweide in Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser. A further house debut at the Teatro Regio in Torino comes in May, followed by the titel role in La clemenza di Tito at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe. Beginning with the 2015/16 season Mr. Becker joined the ensemble at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe where he sang Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Froh in Rheingold, Pedrillo in Entführung aus dem Serail, Seeman/Hirt in Tristan und Isolde, and Freddy Eynsford Hilli n My Fair Lady.

From 2009 until 2015 Mr. Becker was an Ensemble member at Theater Regensburg where he interpreted over 50 roles. Among them were Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Adam in Der Vogelhändler, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Fenton in Falstaff, Victorent/Gaston in Die tote Stadt, Camille de Rosillon in Die lustige Witwe, Alfredo in LaTraviata, Gunther in Die Feen, Kudrjas in Katya Kabanova, Prinz Sternschnuppe in Frau Luna, Tony in West Side Story, Pang in Turandot, and Sellem in The Rake’s Progress.

Mr. Becker graduated with honors from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria in 2009. It was in March of that year, following a performance as Basilio in the Mozarteum’s production of Le Nozze di Figarowith the St. Petersburg Conservatory Orchestra that the Intendant in Regensburg heard him and subsequently offered him his first contract at 25 years old. Prior to his studies at the Mozarteum, he was brought to ArizonaState University on a full scholarship where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in VocalPerformance.studied in Arizona and at the Mozarteum, etc.