Music can be an extremely effective tool to foster child development. It has an effectful influence on all areas of their life – from learning and language skills, to creativity and imagination.
Bernheim’s second album for Deutsche Grammophon explores the history of Italian opera in Paris during a time when most arias were performed in French rather than their original languages.
Early Life and Education
Helen Sung began studying classical piano as a very young child before shifting her focus to jazz music in her early twenties, offering her unparalleled understanding of both genres of music. Today, she continues her artistic development while remaining true to both her heritage and identity as an artist.
At the University of Texas, she began performing jazz in Austin and taking every available jazz course at the school. Due to this hard work and effort, she earned an invitation into Monk Institute’s piano competition. From there she quickly progressed into leading small ensembles.
Sung won a Jazz Residency grant from NYC Spaces and Con Edison to develop her project Brother Thelonious in 2009. Additionally, in 2014 she received a Chamber Music America grant to develop Sungbird After Albeniz: an album that bridges classical with jazz experiences.
Benjamin Sung has performed as a soloist around the globe in concert halls and orchestral settings such as National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony. Additionally he has recorded various pieces for albums or made guest appearances with American Spiritual Ensemble for recitals and guest artist events.
He has performed principal operatic roles at international opera companies including Dresden State Opera, Vienna State Opera and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. His concert repertoire – from Mozart such as Tamino and Don Ottavio to Belmonte as well as more lyrical roles like Fenton (Falstaff), Camille de Rosillon (The Merry Widow), Froh (Das Rheingold) or Lysander from Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream) – spans decades.
Seiler studied songwriting with Sol Marcus, with whom he co-wrote the hit 1941 antiwar protest song, “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire,” an iconic protest tune after Pearl Harbor had been bombed.
Sung holds not only her Bachelor’s of Music from Eastman School of Music but also Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Indiana University. Additionally, she has performed as soloist with both Lucerne Festival Academy and New York String Seminar; additionally receiving Chamber Music America residency grants.
Mal is cautiously mixing an anti love potion for Ben in “Lamp Sweet Lamp”, concerned that her feelings for him might derail his mission to save Auradon.
At the Cotillion, Jane asks Lumiere to bring Mal her present from Ben: a beautiful stained glass painting depicting them together. After viewing it, Mal realizes that Ben truly appreciates and values her as an individual, telling her that she is his closest ally.
Benjamin is widely-renowned for his performances and movies, not to mention being friendly towards his fans and never turning them away from meeting him in person. He boasts an avid following known as Benzilers who enthusiastically support all of his endeavors.
Errol Dashwood made headlines worldwide after appearing in Ariana Grande’s music video for her song, “Into You.” This success propelled his fame and popularity even further; critics gave overwhelmingly positive reviews to his performance as a singer.
On stage he has also performed with orchestras and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Some highlights of his 2022/23 season included Kudrjas Kat’a Kabanova for Opera de Lyon and Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with Philharmonie Zuidnederland Philharmonie Zuidnederland; additionally he sang a recording of Mozart’s Davide Penitente with Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment/Ivan Repusic.