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Rendez-vous Musical #12

The Fondation des Etats-Unis and the resident musicians and Harriet Hale Wolley scholars, have the pleasure to welcome two  musicians from the Maison des étudiants suédois :  Natalia Paunic (piano), Oscar Lindström (piano).


Quattro Pezzi – Antonio Fraioli
Jenny Maclay, clarinet

“Si mes vers avaient des ailes” – Reynaldo Hahn
Phoebe Dinga, voice

“Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß” from Giuditta – Franz Lehár
Phoebe Dinga, voice

Diverging Paths, Part VI – John Kamfonas
John Kamfonas, piano

“O nuit divine” from Roméo et Juliette – Charles Gounod
Phoebe Dinga & Jeff Fichtner, vocals

Breiz – François Rabbath
Sarah Favinger, contrebasse

“Will There Really Be A Morning?” – Lori Laitman “Salut à la France” from La fille du régiment – Gaetano Donizetti
Katy Tang, voice

“The Girl With the Flaxen Hair” (or La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin) – Claude Debussy
Oscar Lindström, piano

Nocturne opus 9 no. 1 in B flat minor – Chopin
Natalia Paunic, piano

The Musicians

Vandoren Regional Artist Jenny Maclay is quickly establishing her career as a clarinet soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. Ms. Maclay is the recipient of a 2015-2016 Harriet Hale Woolley Award to study music in Paris, where she attends the Versailles Conservatoire. She has achieved a number of notable musical honors, including selection as a semi-finalist and finalist for such international competitions as Astral Artists and Concert Artists Guild. Her teachers are Philippe Cuper, Mitchell Estrin, and Donald Dowdy.

Embracing his Penchant for improvisation alongside his passion for the classical and contemporary repertoire, pianist John Kamfonas has given concerts around the world, from Italy to India, Beijing to New York. Mr. Kamfonas is currently a musician in residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris where he is pursuing a performance diploma at the Ecole Normale de Musique in the class of pianist, pedagogue, and author Jean Fassina.

Sarah Favinger has blended her passion for jazz and dance music with extensive classical training to create an exciting musical life. As a bassist and music historian, Ms. Favinger has traveled the United States and Europe to perform and study music. Currently, she studies with renowned double bass soloist François Rabbath in Paris.

Oscar Lindström is a classically trained amateur pianist. He has performed at many events with other musicians and opera singers, including a Doctoral Conferment Ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall and a charity event for the Swedish Red Cross. He is currently a Master’s student at Sciences Po Paris.

Natalia Paunic studies international relations at the University of Toronto and is currently on exchange at Sciences Po studying in French and in English. She is a classically trained pianist and has completed the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada.

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