Cayman Music School has announced that the winner of its annual Magic Voice singing scholarship for the school year 2011 to 2012 is Zariah Anglin of West Bay.
In its second year, the Magic Voice Scholarship is a full scholarship, which includes singing lessons, music theory/music appreciation classes and vocal ensemble classes at the school. Several talented singers between the ages five to 14 auditioned over a three-week period, with Zariah’s talent being singled out because of the unique timber of her voice and the expressivity and emotionality of the performance.
Zariah, 10, will receive lessons from voice teachers Inna Kazakova and Simeon Panov. Mrs. Kazakova has an extensive music background and 19 years teaching experience. She herself has performed solo and with groups ranging from chamber ensembles to orchestra choirs. Her students have excelled in various competitions, auditions and recitals, with many also passing international graded examinations at Trinity College in London with merits and distinctions.
Additionally, a number of her students have participated in the National Children Festival of Arts, winning Gold and Silver awards and she has produced finalists in Butterfield’s Young Musician of the Year Awards.
Mr. Panov is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher with 10 years of teaching experience. He has sang operas, including Verdi and Puccini. His teaching style is based on the Bel Canto/Italian model of signing.
Mr. Panove too, has developed talent, who have passed international music exams, including ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall with merits and distinction.
As a result of the bevy of talent displayed at the auditions this year, Cayman Music School has made a decision to grant five partial scholarships for singing.