Voice Master Class with Julie & Jeremy Ludwig

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00


Thursday, February 15, 10:00 am

Julie & Jeremy Ludwig, Voice Masterclass

The Multimedia Studio, room 107, Freedom Way building
360 Freedom Way

SoCA Voice Students performing at this master class:

Jael Hernandez, soprano: De los alamos vengo, madre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Anna Zaidman, piano
Aaron Baudette, baritone: Vaga luna by Vincenzo Bellini
Yvonne Quinn, piano
Vivian Alcantara, soprano: Love’s Philosophy by Roger Quilter
Anna Zaidman, piano
David Katich-Mcnamara, baritone: Vado ben spesso cangiando loco set by Salvator Rosa
Anna Zaidman, piano
Max Arvidsson, bass:  In diesen heil’gen Hallen by Mozart
Yvonne Quinn, piano


Canadian Soprano Julie Ludwig is a versatile performerJulie Ludwig, soprano

Soprano Julie Ludwig is a versatile performer, praised for her interpretations of soubrette and lyric coloratura repertoire.
On the opera stage, she has recently joined the Windsor Symphony Orchestra as Musetta in La bohème, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as Amalia in Canadian composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s The Perfect Screw, and Opera 5 as Adele in Die Fledermaus. Her performance in Die Fledermaus received glowing reviews: “Julie Ludwig was a consistently accomplished Adele, a crystalline soubrette with effortless coloratura” (Definitely the Opera) and “She was physically committed the whole way through. Her twinkling soprano had some surprising power when she unleashed it, and it married well with the courtly manner of Strauss II’s music. Her “Laughing Song” had me in stitches.” (Schmopera).
As a member of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program, she performed Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and covered Elvira in L’Italiana in Algeri. Julie also performed Gretel in an English adaptation of Hansel and Gretel which toured Southern Alberta. Other select opera credits include Emmie (Albert Herring) conducted by Steuart Bedford at the Aldeburgh Music Festival, Despina (Così fan tutte) in Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s production which toured eastern Quebec and the Maritimes, Laurie (The Tender Land), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Susanna and Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro).
Increasingly in demand as a concert soloist, Julie has appeared with the Toronto Concert Orchestra, the Bach Elgar Choir, the Calgary Civic Symphony, the Timmins Symphony, and Calgary’s Festival Chorus and Orchestra. She is an alumna of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and has performed at the Banff Centre, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, and has given recitals in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. She holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from Western University.

Canadian baritone, Jeremy Ludwig performs regularly on opera, concert, and recital stagesJeremy Ludwig, baritone

Canadian baritone Jeremy Ludwig performs regularly on opera, concert, and recital stages across the country and internationally.
Baritone Jeremy Ludwig performs regularly on concert and opera stages across the country. Recent opera credits include Bartolo in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with BrottOpera and Cowtown Opera, and Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème,with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada and Cowtown Opera.
As a concert soloist, he has recently appeared with the Toronto Concert Orchestra, the Bach Elgar Choir, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, and the Kingston Chamber Choir.
An avid performer of new music, Jeremy has collaborated with a number of young composers and producers in the creation and presentation of new operatic works. Most recently, he appeared in the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s What Next Fesitval in a performance of The Perfect Screw by Abigail Richardson Schulte. He has also performed in new works presented by the Toy Piano Composers, Spectrum Music, and Essential Opera.
Other opera credits include Schaunard (La Bohème), Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro- Mozart), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte- Mozart ), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore- Donizetti), Il re (Ariodante- Handel), Achilla (Giulio Cesare- Handel), and Top (The Tender Land- Copland).
Jeremy has appeared as a finalist in a number of international vocal competitions, including the Nico Castel International Master Singer Competition, the Oratorio Society of New York Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Clifford Poole Vocal Competition, and most recently, the inaugural Tafelmusik Vocal Competition. He was also awarded first prize in the St. Andrew’s Aria Competition and third prize at the North York Concert Orchestra Mozart Competition.



Dr. Jennifer Swanson