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Held in the Recital Hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on 50 Oak St in San Francisco on Saturday, March 6 at 5:00pm.
Sonja Krenek, Soprano, Master of Music Recital with Mai-Linh Pham on Piano.
Featuring music by Handel, Schubert, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Britten and Barber.
About Sonja Krenek:
Growing up in Eureka, California, Sonja Krenek was very involved in music, even at a young age. She studied several instruments, including piano, flute, oboe, and the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. Ms. Krenek also performed in many classical and jazz bands, and orchestras, including the All-State Honor Band and Orchestra and those at Eureka Senior High School.
Ms. Krenek attended the University of California, Irvine, where she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in 2008. During her time there she performed such roles as Musetta in a performance of the third act of La Bohème, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Monica in The Medium. She also performed as Christine in an excerpted version of The Phantom of the Opera for the Orange County Philharmonic Society.
After graduating, Sonja moved to San Francisco to pursue her Master of Music Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2009, during her first year of study, she won second place in the Vocal Concerto Competition. She then went on to win the competition in 2010 and was cast as Anne Trulove in the school’s 2010 production of The Rake’s Progress.
Sonja has spent several summers participating in performance programs. In 2005 she was involved with the Opera festival di Roma where she sang La Prima Conversa in Suor Angelica as well as in the chorus for Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Krenek also attended SongFest in 2006 and 2009, where she had the opportunity to be involved in scene performances, singing such characters as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. She has performed in many Master Classes with such great artists as Stephanie Blythe, Luana De Vol, Martin Katz, Margo Garrett, Elizabeth Futral, Amy Burton, Mark Morash, Frans Boerlager, Victoria Litherland and Angela Brown. Sonja has also been a finalist in competitions such as Tomorrow’s Stars and the Holt Memorial Scholarship.