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Cailin Marcel Manson, baritone
Cailin Marcel Manson, baritone and conductor, has toured as a soloist and master teacher at major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia; among the organizations with which he has performed are the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Taipei Philharmonic, Bayerische Staatsoper – Münchner Opernfestspiele, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro San Carlo, Konservatorium Oslo, and the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.
Cailin is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, presenter, panelist, and adjudicator for conventions, conferences, competitions, and music festivals. Cailin studied voice performance at Temple University, and opera performance and orchestral conducting at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
Along with directing choral activities and music performance at Clark, he is artistic director and conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus; music director of the Bennington County Choral Society and the Keene Chorale; and founder and director of the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts.
Yelena Beriyeva, piano
Hailed as “the paragon of the concert pianist” by the Los Angeles Examiner and “a standout performer” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Georgian-born American pianist Yelena Beriyeva continues to hold esteem as one of the finest artists of her generation.
Ms. Beriyeva made her solo debut at the age of 5 with the Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. While pursuing her master’s degree at the New England Conservatory, she was no stranger to prestigious Jordan Hall, where she performed works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Chopin, Barber, Bartok, Berg, Stravinsky, and others.