March 10, 2014

Isabel Bayrakdarian’s new album nominated for Juno Awards

Isabel Bayrakdarian’s new album nominated for Juno Awards -

 

 

The new album by Canadian-Armenian opera singer, prominent soprano, winner of a number of contests Isabel Bayrakdarian titled "Troubadour and the Nightingale" has been nominated for the Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.  The results will be announced on March 30.

On this occasion the singer made the following note on her facebook page: “What a great honour to be nominated for the Juno for Classical Album Of the Year. My recording of "Troubadour and the Nightingale" was a labour of love from beginning to end, and wouldn't have been possible without the passion and vision of the entire team behind it: Anne Manson, the wonderful MCO musicians, Vicki Young, David Jaeger,  Joe Dudych, and of course my husband Serouj, whose arrangements and new work are such a joy to interpret and inhabit.”

Born in Lebanon of proud Armenian heritage and now a citizen of Canada, Ms. Bayrakdarian moved with her family to Toronto as a teenager. Her earliest singing experience was at church. She holds an honors degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Ms. Bayrakdarian sings on the Grammy award-winning soundtrack of the blockbuster film The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and her voice can also be heard in the multiple award-winning Canadian film Ararat. She has been honored with four Juno awards, Canada's highest recording prize, most recently for her CD Mozart arie & duetti with fellow Canadians Russell Braun and Michael Schade. Expanding her vast discography, Ms. Bayrkdarian was a guest soloist with the Canadian band Delerium on their 2007 Grammy® nominated dance remix "Angelicus."

Ms. Bayrakdarian is the subject of a CBC-TV film entitled A Long Journey Home that documents her first trip to Armenia; on another trip there she recorded a disc of songs by the country's national composer, Gomidas Vartabed (1869-1935), with Serouj Kradjian and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra which is available on the Nonesuch label and was a 2009 Grammy nominee.

The new album by Canadian-Armenian opera singer, prominent soprano, winner of a number of contests Isabel Bayrakdarian titled "Troubadour and the Nightingale" has been nominated for the Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.  The results will be announced on March 30.

On this occasion the singer made the following note on her facebook page: “What a great honour to be nominated for the Juno for Classical Album Of the Year. My recording of "Troubadour and the Nightingale" was a labour of love from beginning to end, and wouldn't have been possible without the passion and vision of the entire team behind it: Anne Manson, the wonderful MCO musicians, Vicki Young, David Jaeger,  Joe Dudych, and of course my husband Serouj, whose arrangements and new work are such a joy to interpret and inhabit.”

Born in Lebanon of proud Armenian heritage and now a citizen of Canada, Ms. Bayrakdarian moved with her family to Toronto as a teenager. Her earliest singing experience was at church. She holds an honors degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Ms. Bayrakdarian sings on the Grammy award-winning soundtrack of the blockbuster film The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and her voice can also be heard in the multiple award-winning Canadian film Ararat. She has been honored with four Juno awards, Canada's highest recording prize, most recently for her CD Mozart arie & duetti with fellow Canadians Russell Braun and Michael Schade. Expanding her vast discography, Ms. Bayrkdarian was a guest soloist with the Canadian band Delerium on their 2007 Grammy® nominated dance remix "Angelicus."

Ms. Bayrakdarian is the subject of a CBC-TV film entitled A Long Journey Home that documents her first trip to Armenia; on another trip there she recorded a disc of songs by the country's national composer, Gomidas Vartabed (1869-1935), with Serouj Kradjian and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra which is available on the Nonesuch label and was a 2009 Grammy nominee.

         
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