Charleston Music Fest to Present Chamber Music + Arias

By | October 31, 2018

Charleston Music Fest presents intimate chamber music concerts featuring College of Charleston faculty, and local and international artists. Housed in the College of Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston Music Fest will present internationally acclaimed soprano Zoia Rozkok and esteemed faculty duo Natalia Khoma and Volydymyr Vynnytsky for a night of intimate chamber music and operatic arias. An honored artist of the Ukraine, Rozhok has graced the stage of The National Opera House of Ukraine, State Opera Theatre of Ukraine and the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. She has sung large works with the Chernihiv Philharmonic, Moscow Conservatory and the Lviv Philharmonic. This expansive program will feature works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Donizetti, Puccini and Verdi.

The performance on Thursday, November 8 will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. General admission is $25 and $10 for all students. Season subscriptions are available for three concerts. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online at go.cofc.edu/cmf, by calling (843) 953-6315, or at the door. 

Charleston Music Fest Season:
Zoia Rozhok, soprano; Natalia Khoma, cello; Volydymyr Vynnytsky, piano | Nov. 8, 2018
Natalia Khoma, cello; Volydymyr Vynnytsky, piano | Feb. 11, 2019
Janet Orenstein, violin; Brooks Whitehouse, cello; Allison Gagnon, piano | April 12, 2019

Zoia Rozhok is a laureate of several international competitions and a soloist of the Opera Studio of the National Academy of Music in Kyiv. From 2007 to 2010, she held the prestigious Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky assistantship at the National Music Academy of Ukraine where she studied with Diana Petreneko. Rozhok has graced stages in Poland, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Serbia, France, Kuwait, Malta, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and most recently the United States. In addition to her demanding touring schedule, Rozhok was named Associate Professor of Voice at the National Music Academy of Ukraine in 2014. A recording artist, Rozhok released her solo album “Inspiration” in 2012 featuring works by Strauss, Rossini and Verdi.

Natalia Khoma – Volodymyr Vynnytsky Duo is the unique team of two virtuoso soloists from the same city and with a similar background. Both were born in Lviv, Ukraine, studied at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, and won International Competitions. Each has a distinguished career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and has appeared individually and as a Duo with major orchestras and premier chamber music series through the United States and Europe. With performances which have been hailed around the world as “most excellent,” “perfectly controlled and beautifully expressive,” “magical…deeply touching,” “with virtuosity and admirable feeling,” “passion, profundity and poignancy,” “cellist pianist solo soulmates,” the Duo is one of the most electrifying musical partnerships.