Brahms Op. 52 Artists
From left to right: Douglas Clark (tenor), Andrew Kosinski, Vladislav Kovalsky, Carolyn Cope (alto), Kenneth Budka (bass), Caitlin DeBrigard (soprano).
Caitlin deBrigard - soprano, has been a member of the Monmouth Civic Chorus (MCC) in Red Bank, NJ since 2010. She was a soloist in several MCC concerts, including the program Northern Lights, and sang Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum,” as part of their 2016 concert tour in Ireland. Caitlin has been a member of the New Jersey Chamber Singers since 2013, where she was a soloist in Requiem: Vive la France. Caitlin has also performed with the Montclair State University Chorale, Moravian College Choir, Moravian College Women’s Chorus, and Trinity Church Choir of Asbury Park, among others. Formerly she studied with the accomplished and award-winning, Patricia Koch Budlong. Caitlin is a retail banker at 1st Constitution Bancorp, in Asbury Park, NJ.

Carolyn Cope - mezzo-soprano, is a member and soloist with the Monmouth Civic Chorus in Red Bank, NJ. She performs frequently as a soloist throughout Monmouth County, including First Presbyterian Church of Rumson and Christ Church Shrewsbury. Carolyn was a member of the esteemed London Oriana Choir in England, with whom she performed at the Houses of Parliament, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Paul's Covent Garden, and toured to Northern Ireland and Estonia. She has also performed with the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir, NJ Allstate and Regional Choirs, and Westminster Choir College Summer Vocal Institute, among others. She serves on the board of the Fair Haven Footlights, a charitable organization that supports local performing arts students and teachers. Carolyn studies with the accomplished tenor Mark Hoeler. She is the founder and publisher of Umami Girl, a multi-media company centered around her award-winning women's lifestyle website.

Douglas Clark - tenor, has been a long-time member and soloist with the New Jersey Chamber Singers, and the Monmouth Civic Chorus in Red Bank, NJ. He was a soloist on the MCC’s CD Grace Notes, and in many MCC concerts, including Liszt’s Psalm 13, Handel's Messiah, Janacek’s Otčenáš, Buxtehude’s Magnificat, Biebl’s Ave Maria, Mahler's 8th Symphony Veni, Creator Spiritus, Handel's Dixit Dominus, Felsted’s Jonah, Finney’s Psalms, Charpentier’s Filius Prodigus, Think No More Lad from Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, Ireland’s The Soldier, Britten's Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Vaughann Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and in MCC Christmas concerts. Doug has collaborated with internationally acclaimed pianist Vladislav Kovalsky, performing lieder by the great masters including Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, R. Strauss, and Wolf. The duo also collaborated on several albums and singles, including Schubert’s song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin, Brahms Liebeslieder & Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 & 65, and a recording of Malotte's Lord's Prayer, available to the public on digital music outlets. 

Doug was a soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Arcadia Chorale, and the Monmouth Conservatory of Music Youth Orchestra, and has performed with the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Chancel Choir (Haydn’s Creation, Mozart's Requiem, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, and St. Saens’ Christmas Oratorio), and with Steven Russell's Polymania ensemble (Brahms’ Liebeslieder, and Biebl's Ave Maria). In summer, Doug sings at Elberon Memorial Church with Timothy Broege, in Elberon, NJ.

Kenneth Budka – baritone, is a member of the New Jersey Chamber Singers in Red Bank New Jersey and the Freehold First United Methodist Church choir in Freehold, New Jersey. He is co-founder and member of ‘Joyful Noise’, Freehold First United Methodist Church’s contemporary music ensemble. Ken has performed with the Monmouth Civic Chorus, Yale Camerata, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Akademischer Chor Zürich, Union College Men’s Glee Club and Union College Dutch Pipers.

Vladislav Kovalsky - is a pianist of prodigious musicianship, superb technique, and impeccable training. Born into an artistic family (his father was a cellist, and mother a former ballet dancer and choreographer) in Khabarovsk in the Far East of Russia, Kovalsky pursued his graduate studies at the famed Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory of Music. There he studied under teacher Nathan Perelman, one of the legendary Russian pianists and pedagogues revered for his musicianship and refined pianism.

Vladislav Kovalsky is the highest representative currently active in the West of the famed St. Petersburg School of pianism. As a virtuoso, capable of breathtaking speed, with no visible effort, and with never a harsh sound, Kovalsky draws from the piano a prodigious wealth of tone, and a stunningly varied palette of shadings. His repertoire is wide, from Schubert to Rachmaninoff, from Bach to the moderns. His experience as a concert pianist, and collaborative artist, includes tours of Russia, the United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, and Europe, and participation in music festivals worldwide. 

As former Executive and Artistic Director of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, in Red Bank, NJ, Mr. Kovalsky is dedicated to music education in the best traditions of Russia, Europe and the United States. In addition to his active performance schedule, Mr. Kovalsky holds master classes, and lectures. Through his performances, these live recordings, and new recording projects, Mr. Kovalsky continues to inspire development of our beloved art of piano playing. 

Mr. Kovalsky is a Steinway Artist.

Andrew Kosinski - Composer, Trumpeter, and Pianist Andrew Kosinski has performed in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Verizon Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the Count Basie Theater and has been seen with ensembles including the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, the John Luckenbill Concert Band, the United States Navy Band, and the Gramercy Brass Orchestra. Andrew is a collaborative pianist for the Spring Lake School of Dance, Two River Theater, as well as Music Director of the First United Methodist Church of Asbury Park, and instructor of Piano and Theory at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music. As a composer, Andrew’s works have been performed in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Romania by artists such as “Split the Lark! New Music Ensemble”, the Sayreville High school marching band, and Timothy Broege (Boston Clavichord Society). His music was included in the CD New and Old Music for Clavichord performed by Timothy Broege. Andrew is a pupil of Amanda Harberg (Composition), Kenneth Decarlo (Trumpet), and Vladislav Kovalsky (Piano).