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Placido Domingo  (751)
Oil on canvas
44 x 38 cm

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Placido Domingo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2014-12-21.

 

Description: Plácido Domingo, 2008.jpg

Domingo speaks at the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors on October 31, 2008, in Washington, D.C.

Born

(1941-01-21) January 21, 1941 (age 73)
Madrid, Spain

Nationality

Spanish

Citizenship

Spain

Occupation

Tenor, conductor

Years active

1957–present

Spouse(s)

Ana María Guerra Cué (1957—?)
Marta Domingo (1962–present)

Children

3

José Plácido Domingo Embil (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈplaθiðo ðoˈmiŋɡo]; born 21 January 1941),[1] known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor and conductor known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a ringing and dramatic tone throughout its range. As of the end of 2013, he has sung 144 different roles.[2][3]

One of The Three Tenors, he has more recently taken on conducting opera and concert performances, and is the general director of the Los Angeles Opera in California.

 

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Lyle Lovett  (750)
Oil on canvas
48 x 73 cm

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Lyle Lovett

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2014-12-21.

  

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Lovett in a 2005 concert

Background information

Birth name

Lyle Pearce Lovett

Born

(1957-11-01) November 1, 1957 (age 57)

Origin

Klein, Texas (USA)

Genres

Texas country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass, western swing, country folk, country pop, country rock

Occupation(s)

Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor

Years active

1980–present

Labels

MCA/Curb
Lost Highway/Curb

Associated acts

Randy Newman, John Hiatt, Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Los Super Seven

Website

www.LyleLovett.com

Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957)[1] is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man". Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It's Not Big It's Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. A new studio album, Natural Forces, was released on October 20, 2009 by Lost Highway Records. The last studio album on his Curb Records contract, Release Me, was released in February 2012.

 

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Vesko Eschkenazy (749).
Oil on canvas
47 x 60 cm

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Vesko Eschkenazy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2014-11-25.


 (born 1970) is a Bulgarian violinist. He serves as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's concertmaster.[1]

Biography

Born in Bulgaria in 1970 into a family of musicians, still a child, Vesko appeared as an orchestra leader. At 11 years old he became concertmaster of the youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Prof. Vladi Simeonov. He is a graduate of the L. Pipkov National Music School in Sofia and of the P. Vladiguerov State Music Academy where he studied violin with Angelina Atanassova and Prof. Petar Hristoskov.

In 1990, Vesko Eschkenazy left Bulgaria for London and completed a two year Masters Degree for solo performers with Prof. Ifrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music, and received a Solo Recital Diploma – 1992. He is a laureate of the International Violin Competitions "Wieniawski", Beijing and Carl Flesch in London. He performs extensively in Europe, USA, South America, India, China and takes part in the festivals Midem in Cannes, Montpellier and Atlantic – France, the Music Festivals in Nantes and Rheims, the New Year Music Festival in Sofia, Varna Summer and Apolonia.

 

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