|Janna Baty, soprano
Hailed by the Boston Globe for her “sheer glamour of timbre” and her “flamboyant style and fine musicality,” soprano Janna Bety has already received recognition in the international vocal world. Winner of several international competitions and many lead opera roles, Ms. Baty is also an accomplished recitalist. “Professor Olin brings not only complete factual and technical authority to her students, but an intense passion for the literature (musical and poetic) that she teaches,” says Baty. “Olin imparts this passion to her students with total dedication, and with great emphasis on the intricate subtleties of pronunciation and style. I believe she is among the foremost coaches of Russian diction and literature working today.”
Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano
Acclaimed by Bernard Holland in The New York Times for “the beauty of her voice,” American mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips is in demand by opera, concert and recital presenters worldwide. A compelling stage presence, Miss Phillips has garnered praise for her performances in a wide range of repertoire. “Emily is a gifted artist who has an amazing passion for all music and a meticulous way of working on the music and the text together,” says Phillips. “She consistently insists on making the piece vocally and linguistically perfect while giving me a deeper understanding of the emotions and meaning of the song or aria. Ms. Olin’s coaching of the Russian songs of Rachmaninoff and arias by Tchaikovsky in particular have been enlightening and rewarding.”
Genadi Radionov, bass
Emily Olin is a gifted musician and teacher. She possesses inner sophistication, patience, erudition, and extensive professional and life experience. She has profound understanding of any musical genre and form. Her intuition and individually-tailored approach to selecting a performer’s repertoire are virtually perfect. With absolute precision, Emily places accents on the road to success. Her philosophy as a teacher is instilling in a performer the character of a winner. It is impossible to become such a teacher by training. Musical pedagogy is God’s gift that Emily possesses. My preparations with Emily for competitions, festivals and concerts in a variety of musical genres for over ten years brought only success.