Mezzo Soprano Breanna Miller is a current Graduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of world renowned Mezzo Soprano Susanne Mentzer. From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Breanna completed her Undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University, under the instruction of pedagogue Lucy Hayes-Davis, in 2014. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she operated a voice, piano, and musical theatre program at Maritime Dance Academy for several years. All participating students placed within the top 2-12% of the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations, and many had placed in the Kiwanis Music Festival. Additionally, she was the music director and co-director of “Seussical the Musical”. Breanna has a passion for educating children and teenagers of all ages and believes in the importance of communicating emotion, and understanding music theory for all musicians. She believes community is a vital part of making music and has a passion for chamber and contemporary music. She is also a scholarship recipient of Nova Scotia Talent Trust (‘17, ‘18) and the Portia White Award (‘18).
Breanna’s most recent performance includes Irene in Handel’s Tamerlano with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Corey Jamason. She previously performed the roles of La Principessa (Suor Angelica), Prince Charmant (Cendrillon), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Nutrice (L’incoronazione di Poppea), and Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas). She has also been the alto soloist for Mahler’s Third Symphony and Handel’s Messiah.
Mezzo-soprano Marina Davis is a recent graduate from The San Francisco Conservatory, where
she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance and a Master of Music in Voice.
She also holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Toronto in Voice Performance.
Throughout her higher education, Marina has gained extensive knowledge about vocal
pedagogy. She is very passionate about healthy, supported singing. She has taught students of all
ages, and believes that every student has a unique voice. She uses a flexible teaching style that
accommodates all types of learners. Although she is primarily an opera singer, she also has
experience and training in musical theater and pop styles.
Recent opera roles include Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro (SFCM 2019) and Hänsel, Hänsel und
Gretel (SFCM & San Francisco Opera Education 2018). Marina has performed with Opera on
the Avalon (2017), the Halifax Summer Opera Festival (2014, 2015), Opera 5 (2014), was a
Young Artist at SongFest (2015) and a Voice Fellow at Opernfest Prague (2019). Awards
include, Finalist in the American Prize for Art Song/Oratorio (2019, college/university division),
SFCM’s Phyllis C. Wattis Scholarship (2018), Senior winner of the Symphony by the Bay’s
Young Artist Concerto Competition (2016), and the University of Toronto’s Greta Kraus Award
The singer, vocal & piano teacher, Anna Aistova began her musical studies at the age of 5. She was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and graduated from Rimsky Korsakov college of Music. Anna has taught private lessons, covering Vocal, Piano, solfeggio and music theory. She has a lot of experience in working with children and adult students, combing Piano and Vocal technique to develop general musicality.
From 2007 to 2012, Anna sang in Mariinsky and Mikhaloivsky Theatre Choirs in the productions of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Puccini’s «La boheme». In 2012 continued her studies at the Rimsky Korsakov College of Music, Saint Petersburg in the class of professor Tatiana Cherkasova, a holder of the title Honored Artist of Russia. During this time she received several prizes including Diploma of International Vocal Competition «New Opera World» Moscow 2015; Laureate of International Vocal Competition «CRESCENDO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION» USA, New York In 2014 she performed in Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Hall as a soloist with Saint-Petersburg Folk orchestra.