“The Spirit of Schubert:
Schubert, Debussy and the American Spiritual”
Karin Paludan, soprano
John Sutherland Earle, piano
An “outstanding voice”, according to the Washington Post, soprano, Karin Paludan, has enjoyed a varied career in opera, operetta, recital and cabaret, with her trio, Three For A Song, (featured on NPR), with National Symphony Orchestra Principal 2nd Violinist, Marissa Regni, and as an educational outreach artist with Washington Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Concert Opera and others. A Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Award winner and an honors graduate from The University of Kansas with a double major in Theater and Voice, she has performed throughout the United States and in Germany.
John Sutherland Earle studied piano and chamber music at the Oberlin Conservatory, Stanford University and the Vienna Hochschule fur Musik. A National Merit and Fulbright Scholar as well as prizewinner at the Pacific International Music Competition, the Carmel Piano Competition and the Palo Alto Symphony Concerto Competition, he has performed around the DC region and in more than a dozen states of the US, several countries of Europe, Russia, and Japan. Since moving to Arlington VA with famiy Dana, Alex, and Elly in 2010, he has performed with the Friday Morning Music Club, the Rock Creek Chamber Players, the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association, members of the US Army Orchestra, and IBIS Chamber Music. John also serves on the board of IBIS. In a parallel life, John teaches at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy.