Performer Biographies for Márk Fülep Concert
Flutist Márk Fülep graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2000 from the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He has won many prizes for his stellar playing. He enjoys fostering the Hungarian folk music tradition and his first CD release, “From Paris to Moldavia” features eight different types of flutes. He teaches at the Leopold Mozart Music School of Budaörs, where he is also the founder of a flute ensemble.
Soprano Melissa-Marie Shriner is well known as a versatile performer in both the classical and jazz worlds. She regularly performs as soloist in such varied venues as Avanti Chamber Singers, Choralis Camerata and Nickel City Opera in Buffalo, and the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and the Twilight Jazz Series. She recently finished a concert tour, performing in solo recitals in Europe. Her recent jazz endeavours include her recording, A Christmas Love Song, which is set to be released in early November, 2017.
Other luminaries in the concert will be two members of the Niagara Symphony Association, David Braun on violin, and Gordon Cleland on cello. Both have distinguished teaching careers as well as extensive solo and ensemble experience and their talents have contributed mightily to the music scene of Niagara.
Holding this all together will be the keyboard talents of Lesley Kingham. Ms Kingham holds a BMus from the U. of Western Ontario (gold medal in pipe organ performance), and a MMus from the U. of Notre Dame (Indiana). She is the regular rehearsal and concert accompanist for Avanti Chamber Singers, and has been an organ and keyboard instructor as well as staff accompanist at Brock University. Ms Kingham also maintains a private music studio, specializing in piano, and continues to accompany widely as both pianist and organist throughout southern Ontario.