This month we are proud to welcome ‘Duo Aria’, this special duo consists of Lola Smolokowski (pianist) and Nadia Kashaeva (mezzo-soprano). Since the concert will take place inside of the beautiful Villa El Nido places are limited, which is why we chose to host two concerts in a row: on the 24th and the 25th of September. Some of you might remember Nadia’s wonderful performance last year, when Peter Neeteson accompanied her on the piano. This year she will perform in ‘Duo Aria’ and will be accompanied by Lola.
The video above shows footage of a performance Lola did in 2005, she played excerpts from Tchaikowsky Balets.
From an early age Lola was determined to learn Russian pianism, which is why she participated in various television kid talent shows and studied at the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow.
When she turned 18 she moved to Europe to improve her skills even further. In those years she won awards in several competitions in France, Italy and Switzerland.
Performing with a symphonic orchestra is something she has always loved and during her years of studying at the Geneva Conservatory she found another passion: chamber music and accompaniment of vocalists.
This performance is from Valentines day 2016, when Nadia performed love songs at the Javea Parador.
She is a multi-talented musician from Ukraine who performs musical, operetta, church music, baroque music and opera. In 2011 she received an honorary laureate at the “Vox Rotary”, a young opera singers competition in Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. She has a masters degree at the Lithuanian National Academy of Art and Music.
Her debut was in 2005, at the Klaipeda Music Theatre in the opera “The barber from Sevilla” from G. Rossini. Since then she has performed in numerous musicals, operas and operettas.
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