Flavors of French Song: Elizabeth Linnartz, soprano & Deborah Hollis, pianist
Program includes Verlaine poems set by Fauré and Debussy, and songs in French with Spanish flair. Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz, soprano, is a Lecturer in Voice at Duke University since 2004. In addition to teaching full-time at Duke, she has a large private studio, and holds frequent choral and vocal workshops in the Triangle area. She has many former students now teaching voice and singing professionally. Before coming to Duke, Linnartz taught at UNC Chapel Hill, Institute Injil Indonesia in Batu, East Java, and Columbia International University. Pianist Deborah Lee Hollis is highly respected by colleagues for her sensitivity and skill as a collaborative partner. She holds piano performance degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from UNC Greensboro. She has conducted masterclasses for collaborative pianists and vocalists at Shenandoah and Furman Universities, presented lecture-recitals at Duke University, and served as a collaborative pianist and coach at UNC Chapel Hill.