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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.


Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory 

Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory 

Rusnė Tušlaitė is a Lithuanian Soprano currently studying at Royal Academy of Music. Since 2011 Rusne was studying in Panevezys Vytautas Mikalauskas Art Gymnasium under teacher- methodist Edita Sargautyte, during the time she also had private weekly lessons with Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre‘s Associate Professor Jolanta Ciurilaite. She is continuing vocal studies with Professor Nuccia Focile and vocal coach Marek Ruszczynski since 2017.

Rusne is a winner of 6 National and 2 International grand prizes in singing competitions in Lithuania. As a winner she performed at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Lithuania in the gala concert of television contest “Dainu Dainele 2016“. Same year her biography was published in the autobiographies’ book ‘Who will become who. The future of Lithuania’ as one of the most talented students in Lithuania. Rusne was also awarded with entrance scholarship at RAM, got commended in Historical Women Composer Prize 2018 as well as received Arthur Burcher Memorial Prize for Year 1 singing in the UK. In October 2018 with the highest mark for a singing exam in her course, she represented academy in '25th Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for young singers'. Rusne is also emplyed as a Soprano in The Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme.

She is often requested to sing in concerts and masses in Panevezys, Kupiskis, Troskunai (Lithuania) and to collaborate with orchestras such as Naujamiestis brass band 'UP', Pereksliai brass band 'Sun'. Rusne also sang with Panevezys brass band 'Sound'. She is hoping to expand her horizons and experience performing solo in the UK and abroad.

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