JOY IN SINGING 2015 ARTIST AWARD WINNERS
!


Lilla Heinrich Szász  
soprano
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Ms. Heinrich Szász was assisted by pianist
Lachlen Glen
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     Steven Eddy
      baritone
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     Mr. Eddy was assisted
    by pianist
    Dimitri Dover

Winner's Program

Save the Date! October 19, 2015
and join us at Merkin Concert Hall
for an exciting evening of song!


Many thanks to our judges: Dalton Baldwin, Christopher Berg,
Maria Fattore, Marni Nixon, and Robert White


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In Memoriam: Nico Castel

We, the Board of Directors of Joy In Singing, were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Nico Castel on May 31, 2015.

Nico was voted the first winner of Joy in Singing by a unanimous vote from Lina Abarbanell, Lucrezia Bori, Povla Frijsh,Maestro Wilfred Pelletier, and Dr. Carlton Sprague Smith. It was 1958 and the organization had just been born as a competition program. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, raised in Caracas, Venezuela, educated in the United States, Germany and Italy, Nico could easily manage seven languages and several dialects by the time he climbed onto the world's stages to perform the 200 roles in his repertoire. However, he never left Joy In Singing far behind. He became Third Vice President of the Board of Directors for many years and upon the death of Winifred Cecil in 1985, Mr. Castel was the Master of Ceremonies at her Memorial Tribute at Town Hall. Many of us have worked with him as a musical coach but more specifically as a diction teacher. He was joy and laughter personified, dedicated as Winifred was to the very best possible methods for presenting the joy of singing to the world. We join his family and friends and colleagues who are the poorer for his loss.
 
Left: Nico Castel accepting
the first Joy In Singing Award



Additional Links of Interest

In his own words

Nico Castel: Bio and Resources

New York Times Obituary

In Memoriam on You Tube












Joy In Singing Upcoming Events

Date
 Time  Event
October 19, 2015
 8 P.M.
 The 2015 Artist Award Debut Recital
at 8 P.M.
Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, NY
     

Our mission: to promote knowledge
and love of art song literature,assist the careers of recitalists and composers,
and educate a wider audience in the joy of song
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