Programs and Events
Consul General Kilner Hosts A Recital By Countertenor Don Krim
May 29, 2012
Consul General Scott F. Kilner and Mrs. Jan Kilner hosted a recital featuring countertenor Don Krim and Suzanne Bradbury on piano at their residence on the evening of May 29 with distinguished guests in attendance.
Accompanied by Suzanne Bradbury on piano, Krim has performed G. Mahler's "Urlict", "Deep River" (Traditional), G.F. Handel's "New Scenes of Joy", and P. Lieberson's "Neruda Songs". Guests enjoyed Don Krim's outstanding performance who is hailed for his unique vocal expression among countertenors.
Originally from New York, Don was an actor first, a classical singer second, and his performance demonstrates his training and experience in theatre, gesture and movement. This theatrical passion informs his repertoire. He finds that music of the romantic, modern and contemporary eras offers greater opportunity to take advantage of the full range of color and textures which his voice possesses, offering possibilities for rich and multi-dimensional character development in performance. Besides Istanbul, his upcoming commitments include recitals in the Castell Belver and Teatro Principal in Palma de Mallorca, Berlin and The New Music Hall in Helsinki. For the second year he will be guest teaching at the Grace Bumbry summer Vocal Academy in Berlin this summer. Krim’s CD titled "I Am No Longer of This World", is an homage to the late, extraordinary America mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Suzanne Bradley was born in California but grew up in Deià, Mallorca, after her artist parents settled there. She completed her academic studies at the Munich Musikhochschule with Ludwig Hoffmann and won several prizes in international competitions such as Vercelli and Maria Canals de Barcelona. Beside her solo performances in broadcasts on major radio stattions, she also gave regular concert performances in Europe and America. As an ensemble musician, she performed with a wide range of prominent orchestras/artists including the Brodsky Quartet, the wind quartet of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Silvestry Quartet, Mark Drobinsky, Peter Harvey, and Carl Mansker.