Poème is a Classical Solo Vocal Album of Music Inspired by Poetry.
Featuring Nine Original Compositions by Danaë Vlasse.
Sopranos Hila Plitmann, & Sangeeta Kaur,
Pianists Robert Thies & Danaë Vlasse,
Cellist John Walz.
Producers: Danaë Xanthe Vlasse & Brad Michel
Recording Engineer: Nicholas Tipp
Mixing Engineer: Gerhard Joost
Mastering Engineer: Brad Michel
Recorded at: Allegro Recording Studios, Burbank CA
Album Artwork: Darren Rumney
"Video of the Year" Winner at 2020 Indie Music Channel Awards:
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Hila Plitmann, GRAMMY®-winning singer, song writer and actress, is recognized internationally for her stunning stage presence and ability to perform challenging new music across a vast range of genres. She has performed as a guest soloist with the many of the world’s leading conductors and with major orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Robert Thies enjoys a diverse pianistic career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist. He captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Los Angeles Times hails him as a pianist of “unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power.” He has performed forty different concerti with orchestras all over the world, including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Mexico City Philharmonic.
Sangeeta Kaur (Teresa Mai) is a Vietnamese-American award-winning soprano, mantra singer, song-writer and producer who performs internationally, and is known as a renaissance woman of the modern musical age and whose work transcends genre. Her concert tours have taken her to venues as prestigious as the Sydney Opera House and critics applaud her voice as one of “wisdom and elegance” (Triloka/Mercury Records). The depth of her dedication to the artistry of music and the expression of spirit is evident with every listen. She is the founder of Empower With Art Productions, a non-profit organization and production company that is dedicated to creating new and transformative musical productions that have positive impact on the world.
John Walz is a celebrated cellist admired for his dazzling virtuosity and elegant musicianship. A student of the legendary Pierre Fournier, he has appeared as soloist with more than 300 symphony orchestras on 4 continents. His ever expanding discography includes recordings of the concertos by Dvorak, Haydn, Shostakovich, Bloch, Martinu, Vivaldi, and trios by Brahms, Dvorak, Smetana, and more. In addition to his solo and chamber music duties, he is the principal cellist with the Los Angeles Opera, and he is on the faculty of the Idyllwild Arts summer program and Academy.
Danaë Xanthe Vlasse is an award-winning composer, pianist, lyricist and producer. As a composer she has contributed to the film industry and her music has been featured on international radio broadcast. As a pianist she has released several albums of piano works as well as recordings of piano and violin duets with violinist Mischa Lefkowitz of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her music has been praised as “radiant… immediately memorable” (David Brown ~ LA Opus reviews), “unquestionably magnificent,” (Steve Sheppard ~ One World Music Radio) and full of “exuberance, honesty, emotional appeal” (Dr. Eugene Alcalay, pianist).