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Sophia Mintsiveris | The Soul’s Expression | Graduating Student Recital

Friday, May 3, 2024   |   11:00 am 12:00 pm

Free – $20.00
Longy’s performances are free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

All Longy students present full recitals as part of their education and ongoing evolution as artists. They are charged with thinking critically about what stories they tell, whose voices to amplify, and who’s in the room for their event while also considering how to use performance spaces in innovative ways and how to truly engage audiences and create interactive music experiences.

Sophia Mintsiveris is a student of Angela Gooch.

artist biographies

Angela Gooch

Nina Kasper

Makayla Lane is a Boston-based soprano and has recently completed a Bachelor of Music at University of Rhode Island. She has since begun her Graduate education at Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Makayla was awarded First Place in the Lower College Classical Division when
competing in the Rhode Island NATS Student Auditions in 2019. Ms. Lane was the recipient of the Kingstown Chamber Music Festival Award and Scholarship in Spring 2021 and was incredibly honored to achieve such an accolade. In the fall of 2023 Mrs. Lane performed the role of The Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel conducted by Maestro Cailin Marcel Williams and in the spring of 2023 was Actress #3 in “A… My Name Is Alice: A Musical Review”. In the fall of 2022, she made her role debut as Pamina in the Magic Flute with URI’s Opera Workshop accompanied by the Warwick Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestra Catherine Gagnon. In Spring 2021, Makayla was a featured soloist with the URI Symphony Orchestra, singing Handel’s “Let the Bright Seraphim” conducted by Maestra Ann Danis.
Ms. Lane is a dynamic musician who has sung various styles ranging from chamber music, opera, oratorio, musical theater, contemporary, and art song. Her operatic scene highlights have included solos and duets of Susanna’s from The Marriage of Figaro, Mabel from The Pirates of Penzance, Josephine from H.M.S. Pinafore, Bonnie from Bonnie and Clyde, and Rosalinda from Die Fledermaus. She also participated in Concert Choir, University Chorus, vocal chamber ensembles, and orchestra as a principal violinist. She also takes great artistic pride in participating backstage in tech and management roles for musical theatre and opera productions. Her most recent backstage work has been as the Assistant Director and Assistant Stage Manager for Longy’s double bill of Antigone by Kallembach and Phoebus und Pan by J.S. Bach and as the Assistant Stage Manger for Boston Opera Collaborative’s Opera Bites.
Makayla has worked with esteemed coaches and teachers including Margaret Frazier, Julie M. Andrews, Dr. David Gilliland, Dr. Corrine Byrne, Dr. Libor Dudas, Noriko Yusada, Ryan Turner, and Angela Gooch.

Kevin Lubin (he/they) is a composer, instrumentalist, and silly goose based in New York and Boston. They have a degree in harpsichord performance and composition from Adelphi University, where they composed only the most serious pieces of music for toy piano, kazoo, and squeaky pig toys. Kevin is a founding member and concert curator of baroque ensemble “Four and Twenty Strings.” Other passions include teaching lessons for a variety of instruments. On a typical day, Kevin can be found brewing multiple cups of coffee, singing in Yiddish, and scheduling more rehearsals than they have time for.

Sophia Mintsiveris is currently based in Boston, working toward her Master’s degree in voice from Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, studying under soprano Angela Gooch.
At Longy, Sophia participates in work with the historical performance and opera departments and is currently curating her Master’s recital. She takes an avid interest in music and art history research as it relates to her performance and programming, advocating for lesser-known repertoire and female identifying composers.
Sophia is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, and received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in 2022, where she studied under tenor Dr. JR Fralick. She has performed in operas during her undergrad and performed in musical theatre and gala productions at the historic Erie Playhouse and the Marblehead Little Theater.
Sophie is also a classical pianist with experience in choral accompaniment, currently serving as Music Director at the Weston United Methodist Church in Weston, MA.

Anna Simmons

Trevi Quartet is an emerging string quartet with a passion for not only bringing the staples of the chamber music repertoire to life but also shedding light on riveting contemporary works by living composers. As a musical vehicle for emerging and established artists, Trevi Quartet recently worked closely with dynamic Artist-Activist Daniel Bernard Roumain on his own composition, String Quartet No. 2, “King”.
With a devotion to sharing their musical expertise, all members work as teaching artists in the Somerville and Cambridge public school systems as well as other educational institutions in the Greater Boston area. Using their years of experience as pedagogues and performers, the quartet was recently invited to travel to Medellín, Colombia, to work with elementary, middle, and high school students in the Iberacademy’s “In Crescendo” music program, as well as perform alongside the young musicians of the Iberacademy Orchestra under the baton of Roberto González-Monjas. Dedicated to sharing music in the community and reaching new audiences, the quartet has recently worked with the Harvard Square Churches Food Program to perform a concert for their guests and volunteers.
Trevi Quartet was founded in January 2024 by violinists Daniela Nupan, Dmitri Ascarrunz, violist Long Okada, and cellist Joseph Cracolici at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. The quartet receives regular coaching from Karla Donehew Prez of Catalyst Quartet.


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Friday, May 3, 2024
11:00 am 12:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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