Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduates

Michael Bukhman is completing his DMA studies at Juilliard in piano performance while working as a collaborative pianist at Bard College. He was a prizewinner in the Hilton Head and the Corpus Christi International Piano Competitions, among others. He had previously graduated with honors (BM) from Oberlin College for his self-produced recording of Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues. Julia Bullock, soprano

Julia Bullock “doesn’t sing to her audience. She connects with it.” (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) Roles include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Monica (The Medium) with Eastman Opera Theater. Soon to make her Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra, Bullock graduated from Bard’s Vocal Arts Program in 2011.

Jeongcheol Cha, bass-baritone born in Ulsan, Korea, completed his BM and MM in Seoul National University and has won numerous competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Boston District. He has appeared in many concerts and operas as the leading parts in Korea, Japan, and France. He is currently pursuing his second master’s degree at Bard and studies with Lorraine Nubar.

Ariadne Greif, soprano, has been praised for “elastic and round high notes,” last season Ariadne Greif made her debut with the American Symphony Orchestra, Le Poisson Rouge, and at Zankel Hall; her seven main role debuts included title roles in L’enfant et les sortilègesRusalka, and La Chûte de la Maison Usher with the Opéra Français de NY. She will record Ryan Chase’s Jabberwocky for the debut CD of Contemporaneous, appear at the Aldeburgh Festival, and tour with Uncommon Temperament baroque band.

Jeffrey Hill, tenor, has been a featured young artist at both Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Music Academy of the West, has performed recitals in Paris and New York, and has won several competitions, including the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in recital with Warren Jones in January, and more recently as Sultan Soliman in Mozart’s Zaide, with Ensemble ACJW. Reviews have described him as “a force to be reckoned with, [a voice] that sounds effortless but absolutely commands the listener’s attention,” “impressively rich and full-bodied,” and “authoritative.”

Katarzyna (Kasia) Sadej, mezzo soprano, was born in Wroclaw, Poland. Her singing calendar has most recently found her making international debuts at the Lviv and Banatul Philharmonics, as well as in Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia, for the Cartagena International Music Festival. In March 2011 she toured Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia singing all-French recital programs for the EuropeanFrancophonie Festival.

Rachel Schutz made her acclaimed orchestral debut with the Boston Pops in 2006 and toured with the orchestra in 2008. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, the Santa Fe Opera, and Tanglewood Music Center and appears regularly on recital series around the United States and abroad, including in China, Taiwan, and Germany. Opera roles have included Susanna, Euridice, Sophie, and Gianetta, and she has appeared as a soloist with the Dessoff Choirs and Ebb and Flow Music.