Nadine Balbeisi

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The American/Jordanian Soprano, Nadine Balbeisi began her international solo career when she moved to Germany, singing Oratorio, Chamber music, Opera and Recitals. Her repertoire extends from the XIV through the XVIII Centuries with a specialization in early music. She has performed with various ensembles and orchestras such as Atalante, Concerto con anima, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester, Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik and Churpfälsische Hofkapelle. She received a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, studying with George Shirley and obtained a second degree from the Hochschule für Musik Köln with Barbara Schlick. Together with Viola da gambist Fernando Marín, Ms. Balbeisi founded the unique duo Cantar alla Viola. In this duo she has researched and recorded repertoire for several critically acclaimed CDs: “The Complete Polyphonic Works of Juan Blas de Castro (1561-1631),” “Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres (1601),” and “The Vihuela de arco in the Reign of Aragon.” A prizewinner of the Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg International Competition, Ms. Balbeisi has also performed a wide range of opera roles including Adele, Bastienne, Despina, Dido, Papagena, Serpina, etc. In 2010 she was awarded as “Artist in Residence” in Spain, researching and performing 16th Century Polyphony from the Archives of the Cathedral of Huesca. She was also awarded with a scholarship in 2011 to participate and perform in the “Lied Course” at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria. Her CD of Italian laments with the ensemble Atalante received outstanding reviews and was hailed by Musicweb International as “Recording Of The Year 2011.” In commemoration of the 400th year anniversary of the “Second Book of Songs and Ayres” (1612) by William Corkine, she released the CD “Each Lovely Grace” with Cantar alla Viola in 2012. This year she will be awarded with the “Emerging Artist Award” from the University of Michigan.

DISCOGRAPHY

CANTAR ALLA VIOLA
  • Blas de Castro
    Blas de Castroicon-download
    Blas de Castro
    1. 1. Desde las Torres del Alma // Blas de Castro
    2. 2. Del cristal de Mancanares // Blas de Castro
    3. 3. Estabase el aldeana // Blas de Castro
    4. 4. Porque alegre venga el Sol // Blas de Castro
    5. 5. Si tus ojos divinos // Blas de Castro
    6. 6. Ansares y Menga // Blas de Castro
    7. 7. A coronarse de flores // Blas de Castro
    8. 8. Ya no les pienso pedir // Blas de Castro
    9. 9. Sale la blanca aurora // Blas de Castro
    10. 10. Para todos alegres // Blas de Castro
    11. 11. Si a la fiesta de San Juan // Blas de Castro
    12. 12. Entre dos alamos verdes // Blas de Castro
    13. 13. Tus imbidias me hablan // Blas de Castro
    14. 14. Ojos negros que os mirais // Blas de Castro
    15. 15. Alamos del soto, adios // Blas de Castro
    16. 16. Desiertos campos, arboles somb // Blas de Castro
    17. 17. Tienes nina en tus ojos // Blas de Castro
    18. 18. Que hermosa fueras, Belilla // Blas de Castro
    19. 19. Desata el pardo o(c)tubre // Blas de Castro
    20. 20. Tan triste vivo en mi aldea // Blas de Castro
  • Each Lovely Graceicon-download
    1. 1. Prelude I // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    2. 2. Shall a Smile // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    3. 3. Fly Swift My Thoughts // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    4. 4. Pavin // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    5. 5. Downe, Downe Proud Minde // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    6. 6. Away, away // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    7. 7. Mounsiers Almaine // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    8. 8. Prelude II // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    9. 9. Goe Heavy Thoughts // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    10. 10. Almaine // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    11. 11. Coranto II // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    12. 12. Two Lovers Sat Lamenting // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    13. 13. T’is True T’is Say // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    14. 14. If My Complains // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    15. 15. Coranto I // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    16. 16. Man Like a Prophet of Ensuing Yeeres // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    17. 17. Shall I Be With Joyes Deceived? // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    18. 18. Each Lovely Grace // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    19. 19. The Punckes Delight // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    20. 20. Beware Faire Maides // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    21. 21. Come Live With Me and Be My Love // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    22. 22. My Deerest Mistrisse // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    23. 23. Walsingham // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
    24. 24. As By a Fountaine Chast Diana Sate // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
  • La Viola d'Arcicon-download
    1. 1. Benedicamus XIV // La Viola d'Arc
    2. 2. Ave maris stella // La Viola d'Arc
    3. 3. La España // La Viola d'Arc
    4. 4. Para verme con ventura // La Viola d'Arc
    5. 5. No se puede llamar fe // La Viola d'Arc
    6. 6. Es la causa bien amar // La Viola d'Arc
    7. 7. Fabordón del 1er tono llano y Glosado en el tiple // La Viola d'Arc
    8. 8. Romance de Moriana // La Viola d'Arc
    9. 9. O gloriosa domina // La Viola d'Arc
    10. 10. Como puedo yo bivir // La Viola d'Arc
    11. 11. No soy yo quien veis bivir // La Viola d'Arc
    12. 12. Fabordón del 1er tono llano y Glosado en las voces intermedias // La Viola d'Arc
    13. 13. Mas vale trocar // La Viola d'Arc
    14. 14. Que todos se passan en flores // La Viola d'Arc
    15. 15. Si la noche haze escura // La Viola d'Arc
    16. 16. Que es de ti, desconsolado // La Viola d'Arc
    17. 17. Benedicamus IX // La Viola d'Arc
    18. 18. Pange lingua // La Viola d'Arc
    19. 19. Fabordón del 5° tono llano // La Viola d'Arc
    20. 20. Un dolor tengo en el alma // La Viola d'Arc
    21. 21. Dime Robadora // La Viola d'Arc
  • Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayresicon-download
    1. 01. Dreames and Imaginations // Cantar alla Viola - Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    2. 02. Fie fie // Cantar alla Viola - Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    3. 03. Love wing’d my hopes // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    4. 04. Faire women // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    5. 05. Who so is tide // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    6. 06. Whither runneth my sweet hart // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    7. 07. Come sorrow come // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    8. 08. Now what is love // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    9. 09. Loves God is a boy // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    10. 10. Once did I love // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    11. 11. My love bound me with a kisse // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    12. 12. Arise // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
    13. 13. Beautie stand further // Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
9. Sale la blanca aurora // Blas de Castro
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  1. 9. Sale la blanca aurora // Blas de Castro
  2. 9. O gloriosa domina // La Viola d'Arc
  3. 9. Lessons for the Lyra-Viol: Lesson 1 – Coranto // eVIOLution
  4. 9. Lessons for Lyra-Viol: Lesson 9 – Coranto // sCORDAtura
  5. 9. Goe Heavy Thoughts // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
  6. 8. Ya no les pienso pedir // Blas de Castro
  7. 8. Romance de Moriana // La Viola d'Arc
  8. 8. Prelude II // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
  9. 8. Lessons for the Lyra-Viol: Lesson 1 – Almaine // eVIOLution
  10. 8. Lessons for Lyra-Viol: Lesson 9 – Galliard // sCORDAtura
  11. 7. UT, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA (Fantasía a tres) // eVIOLution
  12. 7. Mounsiers Almaine // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
  13. 7. Lessons for Lyra-Viol: Lesson 8 – Coranto // sCORDAtura
  14. 7. Fabordón del 1er tono llano y Glosado en el tiple // La Viola d'Arc
  15. 7. A coronarse de flores // Blas de Castro
  16. 6. Tratado de Clossas: Recercada Quinta // eVIOLution
  17. 6. Lessons for Lyra-Viol: Lesson 8 – Pavin // sCORDAtura
  18. 6. Es la causa bien amar // La Viola d'Arc
  19. 6. Away, away // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
  20. 6. Ansares y Menga // Blas de Castro
  21. 5. Tratado de Clossas: Recercada Cuarta // eVIOLution
  22. 5. Si tus ojos divinos // Blas de Castro
  23. 5. Sento d’amor // sCORDAtura
  24. 5. No se puede llamar fe // La Viola d'Arc
  25. 5. Downe, Downe Proud Minde // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace
  26. 4. Porque alegre venga el Sol // Blas de Castro
  27. 4. Pavin // Cantar alla Viola - Each Lovely Grace