Hibla Gerzmava, operatic soprano

Meet the Artist caught up with Hibla Gerzmava ahead of her Carnegie Hall recital on 1 November Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I was born in a very beautiful place on the seashore of Pitsunda, a city in Abkhazia, and nature, the clear mountain air and the sounds of…

Chen Reiss, soprano

Who or what inspired you to take up singing, and pursue a career in music? I would say my mother did, who is a soprano herself. I grew up listening to opera and to classical music, I played the piano from a young age and danced classical ballet. I used every opportunity to sing in…