DUO 6: Kirsten Grønfeldt & Rima Chacaturian

Kirsten Grønfeldt, Danish: voice

Kirsten Grønfeldt was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. In 2016, Kirsten debuted from the Soloist Class at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus where she studied with baritone Lars Thodberg Berthelsen.Kirsten has her Bachelor in Opera Performance from The University of British Columbia. She has her Master’s degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with soprano Eva Hess Thaysen. In 2013, Kirsten was the recipient of the Bel Canto Institute’s Performance Award in Florence, Italy. Kirsten has appeared as a concert soloist with Den Fynske Opera, Copenhagen Opera Festival, HOME Opera, DUEN, Aarhus Sangselskab, Aarhus Festuge and The Late Summer Festival. Kirsten will make her debut with Den Jyske Opera as Iras in August Enna’s Cleopatra in early 2019.

 

Rima Chacaturian, Lithuanian: piano

The Armenian-Lithuanian pianist Rima Chacaturian studies chamber music and accompaniment with Søren Rastogi and Martin Qvist Hansen at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. Rima has performed in various festivals across Europe, including Birmingham International Piano Academy in England, Academie musicale de Villecroze in France, Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark, and Ultraschal Festival in Berlin. Rima has also performed with Latvian and Lithuanian chamber music ensembles, and with Århus Symphony Orchestra. Rima has won several international piano/chamber music competitions, including first prize in the Nordic Piano Competition in Malmö.

 

Repertoire:

 

A. Copland (1900-1990): Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

No. 11 Going to Heaven!

No. 12 The Chariot

C. Debussy (1862-1918): Ariettes Oubliees CD 63 ; L.60

No. 1 C’est l’extase langoureuse

No. 4. Chevaux de bois

H. D. Koppel (1908-1998): 4 Love-Songs, Op. 47.

Nr. 1. Kys mig

Nr. 2. På mit leje om natten

P.E. Lange-Müller (1850-1926): Spanske studenter Op. 22

Nr. 4: Juanas forste sang

Nr. 5: Juanas anden sang

Op. 64, Vol. III:

Nr. 2 I solen kvidre spurve små

C. Nielsen (1865-1931) Op. 10

Nr. 1. Æbleblomst

F. Poulenc (1899-1963) FP 180

La Dame de Monte Carlo

A. Roussel (1869-1937): Op. 35 Deux Poèmes Chinois

No. 1 Des fleurs font une broderie

No. 2 Réponse d’une épouse sage

P. Schierbeck (1888-1949): Den kinesiske Fløjte Op. 10

Nr. 3. Den trosfaste Hustru

Nr. 4 Sang på Floden

F. Schubert (1797-1828): D877 Op 62, No. 4

Lied der Mignon: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt

D.627 Nachtstück

H. Wolf (1860-1903): Italienisches Liederbuch

46. Ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten wohnen

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Fra 6 Lieder, Op.67 – Ophelia Lieder

Wie erkenn’ ich mein Treulieb

Guten Morgen, ‘s ist Sankt Valentinstag

Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss

Goethe Lieder

No. 6 Mignon II – Nur Wer Die Sehnsucht Kennt