Yeoryia Megremis, Artistic and Administrative Advisor, is a true contralto with a ringing upper register, which enables her to be equally at ease in the grand opera repertoire of mezzo-soprano roles. She has been acclaimed in America and abroad, not only for the extraordinary richness of her voice, but also for her powerful acting and remarkable versatility in a wide variety of roles.
Ms. Megremis has achieved special success for her performances of Azucena (Il Trovatore), Amneris (Aida), and the Pincipessa in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur. Connecticut’s The Advocate wrote: “Yeoryia Megremis was the star of the evening, with a perfectly focused contralto, making her performance of the old gypsy woman, Azucena, a brilliant one. In addition to her superb vocal technique, her dramatic interpretation sent shivers down the spine.”
Brian Hunter, Tenor & Board of Directors, President of New York Musician Club. For more than a decade, Tenor Brian Hunter sang and arranged for the famed Welch Chorale of St. Phillip Neri Church in the Bronx. His solo career began with his 1995 Carnegie Recital Hall debut in a sold-out salute to John McCormack. Brian now performs one of the most extensive international repertoires, including American, English, French, German, Italian, Irish, Latin, and Spanish.
He is a frequent star as both a Classical and an Irish Tenor on major cruise ships, including many voyages on Silversea, Cunard and Sea Cloud Cruises, collaborating with such stars as the Metropolitan Opera’s Roberta Peters, Sherrill Milnes, Victoria Livengood and Rebecca Copley, Concert Pianists Max Barros, Gins Berzins, John De Maio, Richard Dowling, Bill Lewis, Peter Mack, Louis Menendez and Einar Stein-Nockelberg, and violinist Yuri Vodovoz. He has entertained numerous German and English speaking audiences on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers, as well as international audiences on world cruises. New York performances have included Viennese-themed concerts at Christie’s Auction Gallery and the Dahesh Museum. Brian’s other New York solo concerts include Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Club, the Kosciusko Foundation and Steinway Hall. On the operatic stage, Brian has performed Rodolfo (La Bohême), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Tamino ((The Magic Flute), Alfredo (La Traviata), Luka in the New York premiere of Donald Grantham’s The Boor, as well as a variety of musical and light operatic roles from Billy Crocker (Anything Goes) to Valentine White (Babes in Arms) to Mr. Box (Cox and Box). He appeared for two seasons with the Palm Beach Opera.
A composer as well, Brian makes his home in Manhattan, where he has given concerts in numerous venues, including Carnegie Hall, Christie's Gallery, Dahesh Museum, Kosciusko Foundation, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Club and Steinway Hall.