Master Class Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 7:30 PM

The Song Continues: Dalton Baldwin Master Class

Weill Recital Hall
The bond between singer and pianist is essential to a great vocal recital. Emerging singers and pianists strengthen that musical connection as legendary collaborative pianist Dalton Baldwin leads them in a public master class.


  • Pureum Jo, Soprano
  • Meghan Lindsay, Soprano
  • Samantha Malk, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Brenton Ryan, Tenor
  • Emily Siar, Soprano (Alternate)
  • Ronny Michael-Greenberg, Piano
  • Dylan Perez, Piano
  • Saule Tlenchiyeva, Piano
  • Peter Walsh, Piano


  • Pureum Jo

    Soprano Pureum Jo, a native of Korea, is a first-year master's student at The Juilliard School, where she also received her undergraduate degree. Ms. Jo has sung the roles of Sandrina in Mozart's La finta giardiniera, Giulia in Rossini's La scala di seta, Lucinde and Melisse in Lully's Armide, and Virtù in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. She made her Alice Tully Hall debut on the Wednesday at One concert series. She is a student of Marlena Malas and is the recipient of the Anna Case MacKay Scholarship in Voice at The Juilliard School.

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  • Meghan Lindsay

    Meghan Lindsay began the 2012-2013 season with the role of Agathe in Opera Atelier's Der Freischütz. Last year, she made her North American debut as Donna Anna in Opera Atelier's Don Giovanni. She continued the 2011-2012 season in the role of Sidonie / Water Nymph in Lully's Armide in Toronto, The Royal Opera of the Palace of Versailles, and the Glimmerglass Festival. As a young artist with the Glimmerglass Festival and with Opera Studio Nederland, Ms. Lindsay made her international debut as Euridice in Monteverdi's Orfeo, and her Concertgebouw debut performing excerpts from Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro. Other recent highlights include performances in the roles of Fiordiligi in Opera Studio Nederland's Così fan tutte, Countess Almaviva in Opera on the Avalon's Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon.

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  • Samantha Malk

    South African mezzo-soprano Samantha Malk is an alumna of the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Académie musicale de Villecroze, and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme at the Aldeburgh Festival. She was recently a finalist for the Joy in Singing Competition in New York City. During the 2011-2012 season, Ms. Malk performed throughout Asia with her viola and piano trio. In July 2010, she sang with the International Contemporary Ensemble in a broadcast on WQXR. Ms. Malk earned her bachelor's degree in music from Indiana University and her master's degree from Manhattan School of Music.

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  • Brenton Ryan

    A Missouri native, tenor Brenton Ryan recently performed the role of Mosca in John Musto's opera Volpone. He also appeared as a guest artist with Rice University Opera, where he completed his graduate studies. In New York City, he is a member of the art song ensemble SongFusion, and has enjoyed performances with the New York Festival of Song in both New York City and in residence at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. He is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Music Academy of the West, and next summer he will be a Filene Young Artist for the Wolf Trap Opera Company.

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  • Emily Siar

    Emily Siar-a soprano from Greensboro, North Carolina-is a Kenan Music Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In summer 2012, Ms. Siar was selected as a vocal fellow at Music Academy of the West, where she performed the roles of Nannetta and Barbarina in scenes from Falstaff and Le nozze di Figaro, respectively. She has won first place in several state and regional college vocal competitions and studied with distinguished artists, including Marilyn Horne, Warren Jones, Carrie-Ann Matheson, Jonathan Kelly, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Arlene Shrut.

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  • Ronny Michael-Greenberg

    Ronny Michael-Greenberg discovered his passion for vocal collaboration during his undergraduate studies at the Crane School of Music. A native of Montreal, his performing experiences range from guest solo appearances with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal to recitals in venues such as Schubert Hall in the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and Steinway Hall. Having recently completed his master's degree at Yale University, he works as a staff accompanist at the Yale Opera and teaches piano at the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut.

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  • Dylan Perez

    Dylan Perez is a graduate student at the University of Michigan, where he studies collaborative piano with Martin Katz. He graduated with highest honors from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in 2012 and was recognized with the Earl V. Moore Award of Excellence, given to an outstanding senior. He is a highly sought-after recitalist and chamber musician and has participated in summer programs at the Aspen Music Festival and School and at SongFest.

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  • Saule Tlenchiyeva

    Saule Tlenchiyeva has studied at both the Kazakh National Academy of Music and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She was a top-prize winner of the Shabyt International Competition, Franz Schubert International Piano Competition, and International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition. In 2009, Ms. Tlenchiyeva won a full scholarship from Southern Methodist University, where she studied with Joaquín Achúcarro. In summer 2011, she won the prestigious Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Currently, Ms. Tlenchiyeva is a doctoral candidate in both piano performance and vocal collaborative piano at the University of North Texas under the tutelage of Vladimir Viardo.

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  • Peter Walsh

    Peter Walsh holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music and is currently pursuing a doctorate in piano performance with Lucinda Carver. Mr. Walsh has been awarded top prizes in the Music Teachers' Association of California and Music Teachers National Association competitions and has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Active in both the solo and collaborative arenas, Mr. Walsh recently attended Music Academy of the West as a vocal piano fellow, and performs regularly with renowned baritone Rod Gilfry. Mr. Walsh serves on the piano faculties of University of La Verne and El Camino College.

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The Artist

Dalton Baldwin

Dalton Baldwin, professor of accompanying and coaching at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, has worked with many of the great singers of our time: Gérard Souzay, Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Jessye Norman, Teresa Berganza, Frederica von Stade, Nicolai Gedda, and José van Dam. He has also played for instrumentalists such as Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier, and the Via Nova Quartet. Mr. Baldwin was the permanent pianist for Gérard Souzay for more than three decades, during which time they toured extensively on five continents and made numerous prizewinning recordings.

In addition to his duties at Westminster and busy accompanying schedule, Mr. Baldwin gives master classes throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, directing much of his energy towards discovering and developing the talents of young musicians. He considers the term "accompaniment" misleading. It is, in his opinion, a subtle and fascinating art form that strives for a perfect synthesis of music, poetry, and the artists' personalities.

A native of Summit, New Jersey, Mr. Baldwin studied at The Juilliard School and at Oberlin Conservatory. He continued his studies in Europe with Nadia Boulanger and Madeleine Lipatti, and frequented the classes of Walter Gieseking and Alfred Cortot. Mr. Baldwin was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Oberlin Conservatory and received the title Chevalier de L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government.

The Song Continues is supported, in part, by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
This program is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.