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2019 WT Food and Wine Bios

Trevor Kahlbaugh

Pianist Trevor Kahlbaugh is a native of the Capital District where he began studying piano and the pipe organ at an early age. Mr. Kahlbaugh did his undergraduate study in Organ Performance and Church Music at The Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University. His teachers have included Dr. Lloyd E. Cast, Dr. Marilyn Keiser, Dr. Christopher Young and Dr. John Schwandt. As a church musician, Mr. Kahlbaugh has had the privilege of serving many parishes. Most notably, he has served as Organ Scholar and Assistant Choirmaster at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, NY, as Assistant Music Director at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, IN and currently serves as Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Albany. In addition to his responsibilities at First Presbyterian, he is a Studio Accompanist at the College of St. Rose and the University at Albany, Choral Accompanist at the University at Albany and Accompanist for the Octavo Singers in Schenectady. Mr. Kahlbaugh has been an active member of the American Guild of Organists, having served in the past on the Board for the Bloomington, IN, Fox Valley, IL and Eastern New York Chapters. He has had the pleasure of performing in recitals and concerts throughout the United States and Europe as well as many accompanying engagements in the Capital Region.

Ann Marie Adamick

Mezzo-soprano Ann Marie Adamick is a lifelong singer and performer who has worked with a variety of classical choral groups for over thirty years. She is a frequent soloist with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society and Schenectady Octavo Singers, appearing in performances of Handel’s The Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Rutter’s Magnificat. Ann Marie was the alto soloist in the 2011 world premiere of Thomas F. Savoy’s chancel opera, The Agon of St. Joseph, and made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 performing the Slavonic liturgical works of Vladimir Pleshakov. She is a member of Auriel Camerata, the Clare Ensemble Singers, and has also appeared as a soloist with Albany Pro Musica, Northern Berkshire Chorale, and Hudson-Mohawk Chorale. Equally at home with musical theater, Ann Marie has performed many leading roles with Syracuse-based Theater ’90 and Talent Company production companies. Ann Marie has studied with Anne Turner and Carolyn Amory. She is a University at Albany graduate and teaches English as a Second Language and Mandarin Chinese for WSWHE BOCES.

Alexander Turpin

Tenor Alexander Turpin is a versatile performer whose engagements have brought him abroad to stages in Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Australia, and New Zealand. Selected roles include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Sam Kaplan (Street Scene), Father Grenville (Dead Man Walking), Vašek (The Bartered Bride), Balladeer/Oswald (Assassins), and Léon (Signor Deluso). Also a passionate recitalist, selected performances include Schumann’s Dichterliebe and both Liederkreis cycles, Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, Poulenc’s Tel jour tel nuit, Fauré’s La bonne chanson, Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder, Sviridov’s Six Romances to Poetry by Pushkin, and Britten’s Canticle II (with Martin Katz, piano). Recent collaborations include with pianist John Elam for their first performances of Schubert’s masterwork Die Winterreise as well as with pianist Taehee Kim for a series of recitals in Seoul, South Korea. Some recent concert works include Hodie (Vaughan Williams) and Elijah (Mendelssohn), as well as concerts celebrating the works of Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter (under the baton of William Jon Gray). Mr. Turpin is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Master of Music in Vocal Performance) and the Eastman School of Music (Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance), where he was the winner of the Ornest Award for excellence in vocal study, as well as a prize winner in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition. He has also studied at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany (German Language and Culture) as a grant recipient from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, as well as at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia (Russian Language and Literature) through fellowship with the University of Rochester, after which he was a winner of the Critical Language Scholarship from the United States Department of State. He is currently a member of the voice faculty at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.