On Wednesday, December 28th at 7:30pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg will be holding their annual Scholarship Winners Concert. This year’s concert boasts six excellent young up-and coming Manitoba musicians.
Throughout this week Classic 107 has been showcasing the six WMC scholarship winners who will be performing on the 28th.
One of the six amazing performers is Soprano Paulina Gonzalez who is the winner of the $1500 Holtby Scholarship given out through the WMC.
Originally from Sonora, Mexico, Paulina earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from The University of Sonora. Gonzalez then came to Winnipeg to study at The University of Manitoba with renowned soprano and pedagogue Tracy Dahl, where she earned her Masters Degree in Voice Performance in 2020.
Gonzalez is currently still taking the occasional lesson with Tracy Dahl, and is also working with the well-known soprano Valdine Anderson. Anderson has been working with Gonzalez on contemporary repertoire. “I don’t have much experience with contemporary repertoire, and I know that she (Anderson) is an expert in that category…It’s been a great experience working with her too,” explains Gonzalez.
At the December 28th concert Gonzalez will performing music of Richard Strauss, Jules Massenet and Canadian composer Gary Kulesha. The Kulesha piece “Blue Heron” is something that Gonzalez has been working on with Valdine Anderson. “It’s my favorite…it’s so freeing to sing, and it just puts my voice in such a good place. I just really like the music he composed with this text. It creates a very clear image…and it’s easy for me to create that image as I’m singing and stay connected to the text,” says Gonzalez.
Paulina Gonzalez is one of six stellar up-an-coming Manitoba musicians who will be performing on Wednesday, December 28th at 7:30pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This is going to be an amazing concert that will showcase the best in young Manitoba musicians.
For more details you can visit the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg’s website.