Fairouz El-Bayoumi Foty
Voice, cello, piano
Days available: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays
Fairouz El-Bayoumi Foty received her Bachelor Degree in Music and Africana Studies from Lafayette College in 2011 and then continued her studies at Westminster Choir College, where she earned a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with a Performance emphasis. As a trained opera singer she has studied with Carlos Cesar Rodriguez for more than ten years and debuted with Carol Opera Company as Micaela in Carmen. In addition she perform with Westminster Choir College Opera as Helena from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lauretta from Gianni Schicchi. In 2014 she completed the Bel Canto Le Chiavi Program with University of Houston and the Carol Yahr Summer Opera Scenes Workshop where she sung Mimi from Act III of La Boheme. She is currently the Co-Director of Music of Foty Fusion Productions and has begun performing with the Romez trio. Recently she performed for the AFTA Capricorn fundraiser at the Bulgarian Embassy and will be performing with AFTA in March. Fairouz’s musical foundation began through Arabic music where her father, a virtuosic oud and Arabic singer, taught her and her four siblings how to play and sing in Arabic. She is in the process of using her Western Opera skills to create a unique genre of Arabic Opera that focuses on the works of early 20th century Arabic composers and musicians
Violin, Viola, Cello
Days Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Frederik Spiro has 35 years experience playing and teaching violin and cello. As a member of the Albanian Radio Television Symphonic Orchestra and the Albanian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Frederik performed for classical and contemporary concerts, tours, and recordings in Albania and throughout Europe. Frederik was the first chair cellist for the Friends of Music String Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of Academy of Fine Arts Professors and other elite performers. He also performed in the New Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble organized by the American Embassy in Albania in remembrance of 9/11. Currently, Frederik works as a freelance musician and maintains a private studio for violin and cello students.
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