Russian-American Soprano Erika Baikoff is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This season she returns to the MET as Tebaldo (Don Carlo), Nanetta (cover, Falstaff) and Zerlina (cover, Don Giovanni). In 2018-2020, Erika was a member of the Opéra National de Lyon Studio. In 2022 she made her debut at the Schubertíada and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Erika is the first prize recipient at the 2019 Helmut Deutsch International Lied Competition and the 10th Concours Nadia et Lili Boulanger. She is an alumni of the Atelier Lyrique at the Verbier Festival, where she sang Musetta (La Bohème), and the Académie Vocal Residency of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from Princeton University and a Master of Music from The Guildhall School of Music.
After graduating from elementary school in Jeju Island, Soohong Park went to Detmold Germany at the age of 12 and joined as Jungstudent at Hochschule für Musik Detmold. After completing both Bachelor and Masters degrees in 2016, he moved to London in order to study further at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. As Guildhall Artist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and Barbican Hall in London, and has performed regularly with the orchestras in Germany and England. In 2018, he attended IMS Prussia Cove in the UK and in the following year, he was the finalist of Isang Yun International Music Competition in Tongyeong, South Korea. In 2020, he was the winner of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama's most prestigious Gold Medal Competition. He has two masters degrees in both chamber music and vocal accompaniment, and an Artist Diploma degree as a soloist.
Ammiel Bushakevitz, piano
Soohong Park, piano
Victoria Guerrero, piano
Stephan Matthias Lademann, piano