A Day in the Life, Composition, Inspiration, Noteworthy, Performance, Photographs Our Featured Musicians: #InternationalWomensDay Edition By Sarah Wallin Huff March 9, 2017 March 9, 2017 classical, internationalwomensday, romantic, String orchestra, Studio recording, support, viola, voice Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of introducing two of our amazing musicians performing on the “Of Roses and Lilies” upcoming April recording session! Meet violist Charlotte Van Houten and our soprano soloist Ayla Draper below… Here’s Charlotte: “I began my musical studies at age 3… I love premieres specifically because it’s always so much fun watching the composer hear their music brought to life for the first time!… Recording sessions always seem magical to me. I love going into a studio, never having seen the music before, and then sight reading it along with an orchestra and hearing something entirely new unfurl. Sarah has such a lush and fantastical composition style that I know this session and piece will be beautiful.” Here’s Ayla: She plays “Piano, Voice, Mallet Percussion…I’ve been playing Piano since I was 7 years old, I’ve been singing my whole life, and I’ve been playing percussion for 6 years. There is just something so fun and adventurous about getting to hear your own creation come to fruition, and working with the performers to get the feeling that you want! …[I’m excited to meet] all of the other musicians that Sarah has pulled together, and working together to make this beautiful piece flourish!!” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related “Of Roses & Lilies” Referral Contest and Fundraiser Voltra is a Must-See Music Service Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.