Virtual Morning Coffee Ep. 5

May 1, 9:00am - 10:00am EEST. Hosted at CLUJ | Virtual Coffee 5 | Zoom


About the speaker

Franco-American conductor Elizabeth Askren enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, artistic director, and educator. Equally at home with symphonic orchestras and opera, she has conducted throughout Europe and North America and has recently debuted with the Romanian National Opera of Cluj, the Dallas Opera orchestra, and the Toulon Opera orchestra. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of TOA - Transylvanian Opera Academy, an innovative professional development and insertion program offering international-level mentoring and performance opportunities to exceptional young talents in the field of Opera. As an educator she has over a decade of international experience in teaching masterclasses, guest speaking, leading outreach projects, conducting youth orchestras, and serving on juries and artistic committees. A laureate of several international competitions and distinctions, she regularly figures in the national press, both in Europe (France Musique, Radio France International, Revista Sinteza, TVR…) and more recently in the US (PBS Newshour, WQXR blog…).

Additional details

In these challenging times, we are grateful to be able to extend our in-person events into the digital space. Instead of our regular CreativeMornings Cluj event, we will start a weekly series of having a Virtual Morning Coffee with one of our previous speakers, every Friday morning.

A morning coffee. Community. Bringing people together. Last Friday together with Gabi Bota we talked about happiness and freedom. This Friday we will share a virtual cup of coffee or tea in English with Elizabeth Askren who explored with us the global theme of Tradition at our one year anniversary (December 2018).

Franco-American conductor Elizabeth Askren enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, artistic director, and educator. Elizabeth is originally from New York, but has been living in Cluj for the past years, where she conducts, teaches at the Music Academy and manages TOA - Transylvanian Opera Academy. 

Have your favourite mug with you and lets share together a great conversation with Elizabeth Askren. The discussion will be in English.

So join us, this Friday, from 09.00 am, on Zoom. Register here and you will receive the zoom conference link on email, the day before the event