Join us for a musical Concert celebrating one of India’s greatest living Opera Divas – Opera Singer, Vocal Coach & Mentor and Stage Director Celia Lobo. Spearheaded by Celia’s daughter, acclaimed International Concert Artist, Vocal Coach & Consultant Deirdre Lobo, this distinctive evening will bring together both prolific songstress’ former students who hail from all sections of the performing arts ecosystem, to commemorate Celia’s life, her inspiring work & career and her rich legacy. This unique concert will feature rousing duet and solo vocals, with accompaniment on the piano, percussion and guitar. Former students who are now accomplished Artistes will perform excerpts from well-known classical western pieces, Christmas songs and Indian classical renditions as well as music from other genres.
Deirdre Lobo Of Indian origin, now based in San Francisco, California, USA, acclaimed International Concert Artist, Vocal Coach & Consultant, Deirdre Lobo comes from an extremely artistic family with her mother Celia Lobo, India’s only living Opera Diva, her sister Carolyn Vincent an accomplished Speaker and Community Enthusiast in Australia, and her brother Ashley Lobo, International Dance Choreographer. Deirdre is winner of the GRAND PRIZE in the Messiah Soloist Competition, San Diego, California (Dec 4, 2011), and SECOND PRIZE in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, New York (Dec 19, 2011). A versatile artist, Deirdre frequently performs as soloist in concert, and in recital internationally. Deirdre has performed close to 75 concerts in her musical career. With more than 30 years of experience in the music business, Deirdre has coached, and directed singers, choirs, actors, and speakers in classes, presentations, productions, and workshops worldwide. Some of Deirdre’s students have gone on to have international careers in singing, acting, and dance, including Tara Sutaria, Pia Sutaria, Meher Mistry, Shweta Shetty, Shiamak Davar, and Abhilasha Chellam, to name a few. It is with her versatile and holistic technique, and approach to vocal coaching that students are able to sing ANY genre of music (Pop, Broadway, Hip Hop, Blues, Jazz, Western Classical, Indian Classical, Bollywood) or speak with elegance and finesse! Deirdre has done over 50 workshops worldwide; and directed over 17 musical and stage productions worldwide. In 2015 Deirdre founded the Celia Lobo Academy of Voice (CLAV) (www.clavusa.com), where she is artistic director & founder, to carry on the legacy of her mother. Deirdre coaches students internationally via her ONLINE VOICE STUDIO and currently has a huge presence in India, Germany, and the United States. She prepares students for Trinity College of Music, ABRSM, and London College of Music examinations remotely in the areas of Western Classical, Rock & Pop, and Musical Theatre. Most recently, CLAV collaborated with SINGERS EDGE, Toronto, CANADA – a Pop Music Technique Program used by Grammy Award winning artists like Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Beyoncé, etc. Additionally, CLAV is also in collaboration with the ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (RCM), Toronto, CANADA and now provides for its students in the United States and Canada a structured and progressive examination curriculum for accreditation to High School and College education.Read more