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Willkommen in Österrich!

The Kristin Lewis Foundation welcomed its 2015 Vocal Scholarship Auditions Award recipient, Anna Berry, to Vienna, Austria!

Music is one of Vienna’s legacies. So many of the world’s leading composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Berg, Webern, Liszt, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler walked the streets of Vienna and created many of their masterpieces in this rich musical culture.
And the list goes on and on…

Vienna is also the ultimate training ground for singers! It is home to one of the world’s leading opera houses, the Vienna Staatsoper. This company employs ensemble members and guest artists from all over the world. The 2015 Vienna Stipendium Award recipient, Anna Berry, experienced one week of vocal training from June 1 – 8, that included voice lessons with noted soprano, Carol Byers; vocal coaching sessions with a prominent staff member of the Vienna State Opera, James Pearson; an acting lesson from prominent European stage director, Peter Pawlik; and lessons in Italian diction from Roberta Silvaggi.