Valerian Ruminski

Valerian R.

San Jose, CA

About Valerian R.

Valerian teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

Valerian has sung performances at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall and at many other venues across the USA and Europe. He was taught by Bill Schuman, Louis Quilico and Seth Riggs (Michael Jackson's voice teacher) and has taught at the John Robert Powers Talent Agency as well as Westchester Community College in Valhalla NY. He has taught both children and adults. He is the winner of many awards including the prestigious Richard Tucker Award at Lincoln Center and the Year 2000 Lincoln Center Martin Segal Award for Outstanding Young Singer. He also is the Founder and General Director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo NY since 2009. Valerian is versed in all styles of singing and is at home teaching everything from pop to jazz to opera no matter the stage of vocal development the singer is at.

Education

Opera/Artist Diploma (Master)

Sep 1995 - Jun 1999
Academy of Vocal Arts

Bachelor of Voice

Sep 1990 - Jun 1995
State University of New York at Buffalo

Awards

Gerda Lissner Award

Nov 2003
Gerda Lissner Foundation

Year 2000 Lincoln Center Martin Segal Award

Apr 2000
Lincoln Center Association

Liederkranz Foundation Award

Nov 1999
Liederkranz Foundation

Richard Tucker Award

Oct 1998
Richard Tucker Foundation

MacAllister Voice Competition

Sep 1998
MacAllister Foundation

1st Prize

Mar 1998
NJ Verismo Opera
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