Rosa POULIMENOU – CAPPON | Voice
Ionian Music University
Rosa Cappon studied piano and music theory at the Corfu Conservatoire and classical singing at the Athenaeum Conservatoire. She continued her studies in musicology and classical singing at the American College of Greece, the London University BMus (Hons), the Birmingham Conservatoire (MA Music), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Music Academy of Vienna (Post Graduate Studies in Oratorio-Lied and Opera).
She has attended Master Classes with Frangiskos Voutsinos, Rachel Yakar, Helga Wagner and Christa Ludwig and was also a scholar at the Académie Musicale de Villecroze, the Académie Internationale “Maurice Ravel”, Crear, Scotland and the Bach Akademie of Stuttgart.
Ms. Cappon is currently Professor of Voice and Chair of the Vocal Studies & Opera division at the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. She is the Director of the vocal ensemble Camerata Vocalis, and serves as Artistic Director of the Corfu Chamber Opera.
A frequent master class presenter, she specializes in bel-canto technique and has most recently been invited to teach at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Vienna, Austria) Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia” (Rome, Italy), Fondazione Paolo Grassi, (Taranto, Italy), University of Mahidol (Thailand), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA), William & Mary College (Virginia, USA) and the University of Leeds (UK)
Rosa Cappon has appeared as a soloist in Greece, Italy, Spain, Israel, Belgium, France, England, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Asia and the United States performing opera, oratorio, lied, musical theatre, jazz as well as contemporary music. She has appeared with ensembles and orchestras like Melos Brass, Il Canto delle Muse, Almazis Ensemble, the Patra Soloists, the Orchestra of Colours, the Sleven Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan Philharmonia of New York, the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, Camerata – the friends of Music Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London and has collaborated with conductors such as Miltos Logiadis, Alkis Baltas, Peter Tiboris, Helmuth Rilling, Antony Walker, Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza and Alessandro Ferrari.
She has five CD recordings featuring art songs by Ionian Composers as well as songs by Nino Rota and Mikis Theaodorakis. A new recording project including English and French songs by Greek Composer Napoleon Lambelet is set to release in 2016.