Ms. Bengi Tasi is a Turkish-American lyric-coloratura soprano who has had the honor of singing under the guidance of such conductors as James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Julius Rudel, Paul Nadler, Franz Welser-Möst,Anton Guadagno, Kamal Khan and more.
In 2003 she was recruited from Florida and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as the first Turkish soprano to receive a principal artist contract. In 2004, she was chosen as one of the five successful Turkish women in America by Turks in America magazine. Later in 2006, she made her European debut in Belle-ile-En-
Some of her performed roles include Olympia in Tales of Hoffman, Oscae in Il Ballo in Maschera, Zerlina in Don Giovani, Adina in L'Elsir D'Amore, and Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote.
Ms. Tasci has had the pleasure and privilege to work with many wonderful teachers, namely, Marilyn Mims, Louis Menendez, Tirsh McCaffrey, Kevin Murphy, Lynn Trepel Caglar and many others.
Bengi Tasi is the winner of several prestigious competitions including the Palm Beach Opera Competition and the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition. In addition to her education in Istanbul State Conservatory, Mimar Sinan State Conservatory and New World School of the Arts, she continues her studies on vocal development with William Riley and Dr. Linda Carrol, Ph.D, CCC-SLP.
There is still limited space available at Music in Chappaqua's summer program, where Ms. Tasci will be assisting in helping musicians reach their full potential. For more information, please visit:
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About Music In Chappaqua:
Music in Chappaqua began in 1993, with students taking piano lessons in Janet Angier's basement apartment on King Street. With Janet's dedicated approach, patience and enthusiasm, the number of her students grew. She then found other talented, wonderful teachers, and by word of mouth, Music in Chappaqua grew even more. Today, the school boasts over 250 students and teaches a variety of different instruments to all age groups. In June 2002, Music in Chappaqua opened a beautiful new school in downtown Chappaqua. Each studio in the school is equipped with the best Steinway & Sons grand piano and the latest computer hardware and software, all designed to enhance the learning process. Music in Chappaqua designed a school where children will want to come, to work hard, to play and to surround themselves with other talented and hardworking students and teachers. The studios are cutting edge, exciting, a piece of modern culture, art, architecture and design.