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Third doctoral recital: Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Wagner

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Friday, 31 October 2013 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM Doctoral Recital Soprano: Maria Okunev (Briggs) Piano: Phillip Shovk Conductor: Luke Spicer Program: Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, plus works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and world premier of Maria’s new cycle “Women in Love” FREE ENTRY Bar open at 5:30pm Concert: 6pm Music Workshop Sydney Conservatorium of Music University [...]

Maria Okunev interviewed in Russian Newspaper – Unification

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Read the interview (in Russian) by visiting: www.unification.com.au/articles/read/1822/

Second doctoral recital: Samuel Barber – Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM Doctoral Recital Maria Okunev (Briggs) – soprano Philip Shovk – piano Dr Michael Halliwell – baritone with Dr Joanna Drimatis, conducting Sydney Conservatorium chamber ensemble in Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” FREE ENTRY Sydney Conservatorium of Music University of Sydney/Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 (02) [...]

Marianna Album broadcast on Fine Music Station 102.5 FM!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Marianna Album broadcast! Tuesday at 07:45 Fine Music Station 102.5 FM http://www.finemusicfm.com

Marianna Ensemble now on iTunes!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The new Marianna album is now available on iTunes!  Listen, rate, review and purchase your favourite Marianna tracks here!

Marianna Ensemble with Vlad & Adelina – New Dance Show 2013

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Marianna Ensemble with Vlad & Adelina – New Dance Show 2013 HISTORIA DE UN AMOR Anna Okunev – violin/voice Blake Keep – guitar/voice Maria Okunev – voice/piano/guitar Richard Savery – Baritone Sax/Clarinets Latin Dancers: Vladimir Okunev & Adelina Abushaeva (filmed at the Camelot Lounge, Sydney)

New Marianna Ensemble CD: 2012!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

! New album from Marianna Ensemble ! “Marianna Ensemble 2012″ To listen and purchase, please visit http://mariannaensemble.bandcamp.com/album/2012

Marianna Ensemble Unification Article

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

http://www.unification.net.au/articles/read/1249

Review of Okunev Sisters in “I, Spry”

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Sometimes one stumbles on real talent by accident and there is nothing to do but embrace it. I had put a bulletin out for extras for my dramatised documentary I, Spry. Of the 70 people who applied Maria Okunev mentioned in passing that she could sing. From that simple email, Maria and her violinist sister, [...]

Maria Okunev interviewed in Russian Newspaper “Unification”

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Read the interview (in Russian) by visiting: http://www.unification.net.au/articles/read/600