Soprano Katy Clark presents a long-awaited recital in recognition of her receipt of the 2019 Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song. Katy will be joined by pianist Jialing Zhu, winner of the 2018 Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying.
This concert will be live streamed from Walter Hall on the Faculty of Music YouTube channel.
A limited number of Faculty of Music students, faculty and staff are able to attend this performance in-person. Please visit the Concert Registration page on the Performance Office SharePoint site for details and to register to attend.
Soprano Katy Clark has sung as a soloist with companies across North America including the Amici Chamber Ensemble, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Windsor Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre, and the Elora, Indian River, and Stratford Summer Music Festivals. As a chorister, she works regularly with The Elora Singers, the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Opus 8, and the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. Katy was the 2019 winner of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song, and was a recipient of the 2017/18 Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency. She is a DMA candidate at the University of Toronto, where she studies with Prof. Nathalie Paulin, and holds a Master's degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan. Katy teaches Singing and Voice Pedagogy at McMaster University. In addition to her work as a performer and teacher, Katy is the founder and artistic producer of the London-based opera company Village Opera.
Chinese pianist Jialiang Zhu passionately embraces vocal collaboration, chamber music, and solo music. In 2021, she participated in the recording of Chinese-Canadian composer Alice Ping Yee Ho’s album A Woman’s Voice. Her research in Chinese art song has led to a lecture recital at the University of Toronto with both native and non-native Chinese-speaking vocalists, presentations at multiple institutions, and an article in the Art Song Canada Winter 2022 Issue. She was the winner of the 2018 Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she co-founded the Bedford Trio with violinist Alessia Disimino and cellist Andrew Ascenzo in 2016. They are the inaugural Irene R. Miller Piano Trio in Residency at the U of T’s Faculty of Music. As a featured soloist, she performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with conductor Trevor Dearham and York Chamber Ensemble. Jialiang completed her Bachelor in Piano Performance and Master's in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with the late Prof. Marietta Orlov at U of T. She is continuing to pursue her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at U of T under the tutelage of Prof. Lydia Wong.