2014 Artist Spotlight – Loudon Schuett & Kayleen Sánchez

Laudon Schuett  Kayleen Sanchez

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The Dakota Sky International Piano Festival is thrilled to welcome Dr. Laudon Schuett (lute) and Kayleen Sánchez (voice) to this summer’s Eighth Annual Festival. The two will join the a group of six other musicians for our Salon Recital on Monday, July 23. Wonderful performers in a variety of settings, the two have an early music duo Bedlam which has performed early Scottish ballads from the 16th century, amongst other works.

Mrs. Kayleen Sánchez has performed multiple times with the Festival, including a full recital in 2013 with pianist Jacob Ertl. Sánchez is a rising star in the world of classical voice, and has performed with the Chicago-based Haymarket Opera Company, the Newberry Consort, the St. Charles Singers, Paul O’Dette’s early-music ensemble Collegium Musicum, Steven Kennedy’s Schola Cantorum, and William Weinert’s Voices. Her recent opera roles include Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro/ Mozart), Sister Genevieve (Suor Angelica/Puccini), Euridice (Orfeo/Gluck), Acteón (Acteón changé en biche/Charpentier), and Orfeo (Orfeo/Rossi).

Ohio native Dr. Laudon Schuett is a dynamic lutanist and an active performer and teacher in Rochester, NY. Having earned his BM in Guitar Performance under Frank Koonce at Arizona State University, Laudon became fascinated by the study and performance of early music. He entered the graduate early music program at the Eastman School of Music, studying lute, theorbo, and performance practice under Paul O’Dette. Dr. Schuett will join for the recital on June 23, as well as helping to MC and lead the discussions surrounding that performance.

See the full program, and read their full biographies, on our 2014 Artists Page.

Below is a recent recording by Bedlam of 16th Century Scottish song, Remember Me My Deir.

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