Student RecitalElaina Pullano ’15, mezzo-soprano
Elaina Pullano’s ’15 performance features songs by Gustav Mahler, Gabriel Fauré, and Benjamin Britten. Collaborating on piano is Robin Kibler.
Elaina Pullano began studying piano at age nine and then began studying voice at age eleven. She studied with a number of teachers up through high school, including the prominent retired Canadian opera singer Claude Corbeil. In her choir career, she earned the distinction of a berth to the Massachusetts All State Choir for all four years of high school, allowing her to be the first vocalist from her school to be accepted into the 2011 All-Eastern Choir in over a decade. She was also awarded one of two soloist awards at the East-Coast choir festival. For her solo career, she is a three-time winner of the Berkshire Music School Merit Scholarship and was awarded the first prize in the Berkshire Lyric Youth Artist Competition for voice as well as the recipient of an honorable mention for piano. Elaina was one of fourteen national finalists for Classical Idol. She played the title role of Dinah in a production of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahitiwith the Hubbard Hall Opera Theater Conservatory program. She also performed the role of Cherubino in the performance of Marriage of Figaro: Unplugged in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. In the spring of 2013 she was chosen by a panel of judges for the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition to perform before the Berkshire Symphony for the spring gala concert. She currently studies voice under Keith Kibler. Elaina is a junior studying biology and music at Williams College, and is an active member of the Williams Chamber and Concert choir ensembles as well as a variety of other organizations on campus.