CURRENT TUTORS (Home visits & Online) 2020/21
Colombian soprano Meliza Metzger-Gomez recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Catherine Benson and Iain Ledingham. In 2016 graduated from the Conservatoire of Bordeaux obtaining her Diploma of Musical Studies in voice under the guidance of Sharon Coste. Meliza holds a bachelor degree from the Universidad los Andes (Colombia) in Music and Italian language and Cultural Studies.
Previous operatic experience include Belinda in “Dido and Aeneas” at Uniandes, Bogota, Queen of the night ”Die Zauberflote” in Concert version, Clorinda « la Cenerentola » and Adina “L’elisir D’amore” performed in a tour in Cinque Terre, Italy with Iain Ledingham, Marie "La fille du regiment", Giulietta “I capuleti ed I Montecchi” (RAM VF), Carolina in « il matrimonio segreto » , Prima sorella cercatrice « Suor Angelica » (CNR Bordeaux). In June 2017, debuted as soloist at the Auditorium of Bordeaux in the scheme of « La fête de la musique » noon recitals from the Opera of Bordeaux.
Oratorio repertoire include F. Beck Stabat Mater and Bernstein Mass with the Conservatory of Bordeaux Orchestra, Exultate Jubilate K.165, Mass C minor K.427 and Cantatas BW4, BW211, Purcell Te Deum with the University of los Andes Orchestra, chorus Soprano 1 on Mahler Symphony n.2 under the baton of Semyon Bychkov at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
As an academy student with a big interest on bringing music to the community Meliza took part in community projects with the Open Academy, working mostly with primary schools and care homes. She continues taking part on outreach projects in Colombia working with children choirs and the exploration of operatic repertoire. Future engagements include recitals at the Festival Lent in Maribor, Slovenia and The 31st international Festival Imago Sloveniae in Ptuj, Slovenia.
RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ (Tutor-Plus)
Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory
Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory
Rusnė Tušlaitė is a Lithuanian Soprano currently finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music under Nuccia Focile and Marek Ruszczynski. She is a winner of 6 National and 2 International grand prizes in singing competitions in Lithuania. She was also awarded with an entrance scholarship at RAM, got commended in Historical Women Composer Prize 2018 as well as received Arthur Burcher Memorial Prize and Toni V Fell Prize for 1st and 2nd academic years.
In 2018 she represented the academy in the 25th Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for young singers as one of the 16 top singing students in the UK. Her newest operatic engagements include participation in the chorus of RAO’s productions of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Iolanta’, Ravel’s ‘L'Enfant et les Sortilèges’ and Massenet’s ‘Cherubin’. January, 2020 Rusnė debuted as Tiresias in Geoffrey King’s world premiere of ‘Cantata Superba’ with Audentia Ensamble under the baton of Ryan Bair. She is often requested to collaborate with orchestras such as RAM Chamber Orchestra, Naujamiestis brass band 'UP', Pereksliai brass band 'Sun' and Panevezys brass band 'Sound'. Rusnė is also employed as soprano in the prestigious Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme.
She is actively performing and taking part in masterclasses in Lithuania, United Kingdom, Austria and France. She had an honor to work with great singers such as Michèle Crider, Dennis O’Neill, Della Jones, Rosemary Joshua, Tamara Dimitrievna Novicenko and many more. She already sang in Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, King George Hall, Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle, Grand Théatre Amiens and others.
Piano ; Theory ; Aural
Lithuanian pianist Greta Andrijauskaitė is a graduate from University of Aberdeen (Scotland). In 2017 she obtained the Bachelor of Music (Hons) and in 2018 Master of Music degrees.
Greta started studying piano from the age of 7 in her hometown Art School (Lithuania). Later, in Aberdeen, for five years she was developing her piano skills with Doc. Barbara Payne. Greta’s abilities and competence have been tested in various competitions in the Republic of Lithuania as well as international projects and concerts in Latvia, Germany, Poland and Scotland where in some of them she became diplomaed, laureate and prized: The Labyrinth of Lithuanian music (2007), Play, Imagine, Draw (2008), The Baltic Amber (2006), Aberdeen and North East of Scotland music festival (2014, 2015, 2018).
In 2017 Greta was of three performers who won the Chris James Cadwur Concerto competition, the concerto competition for students of the University of Aberdeen. In March 2018, she was honoured to perform W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (K.466) with University of Aberdeen Marischal Chamber orchestra.