03/09/2022 - The Uniting Church in Australia, Wollongong
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Wollongong Conservatorium Students (12-18) $25 + BF
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Uniting Church in Australia
In an intimate atmosphere, join YAMAHA classical guitarist Sako Dermenjian (Fine Music FM Young Virtuoso Finalist, Sydney Eisteddfod Champion, TEDx Speaker) and operatic baritone Jeremy Boulton (4th Fresno State Art Song Competition Winner – CA, USA, Demant Dreikurs Lieder Scholarship Winner) for a very special concert of Spanish Guitar and Classical Voice. Music by Schubert, Verdi, Rodrigo and more.
Strictly limited availability. Book Now to avoid disappointment!
‘[Boulton]… the stand out young performer to watch’ – Broadway World Sydney
ABOUT THE ARTISTS.
Sako Dermenjian | Guitar
Sako Dermenjian is an Armenian classical guitarist, born and raised in Syria, now based in Australia . As he experienced great changes in his life and circumstances, the guitar became one of the few constants over the next few years of Sako’s life. After studying with the great Mazen Al-Saleh for 9 years in Damascus, Sako was already on the path of achieving his dream to become a world-renowned classical guitarist and teacher. Upon his arrival to Australia and relocation to Wollongong NSW, the Lord Mayor invited him to perform at the Wollongong Australia Day awards dinner. Later that year he was invited to play in front of a global audience at TEDx Wollongong and talk about his journey under the theme ’It’s about time’. In 2018 Sako won the first prize of Sydney Eisteddfod. He graduated with a Bachelor of Performance in Classical Guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with his teacher Dr.Vladimir Gorbach. He now studies a Masters of Music Studies (Performance) on merit scholarship at Sydney Conservatorium. Sako is sponsored by Yamaha and he also plays a Jayson Elazzi Cedar top classical guitar.
Jeremy Boulton | Baritone
Jeremy is the second prize winner of the 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, a recipient of a TDP Mary Lopez AM Scholarship, merit scholarships at Sydney Conservatorium and PATIM Fund scholarships. He received joint first prize at the 4th Fresno State Art Song Festival, (California, USA) and received the Demant Dreikurs scholarship upon winning the Lieder Competition at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2020. In 2017, he received an Opera Australia Regional Student Scholarship.Roles performed include Marcello in La Bohème, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Uberto in La serva padrona (Pergolesi), title in Dido & Æneas, Secret Police Agent in The Consul (Menotti) and Death in Sāvitri (Holst).Jeremy studies with Maree Ryan AM in the Opera School at the Sydney Conservatorium. Masterclasses include that by Jessica Pratt, Barbara Frittoli, Gerald Finley and Dr. Graham Johnson.