Measha Brueggergosman

Measha Brueggergosman
Measha Brueggergosman at CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser 2014.jpg
Born(1977-06-28) June 28, 1977 (age 40)
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Other namesMeasha Gosman
OccupationSinger, stage actress
Spouse(s)Markus Bruegger (1999-present; 2 children)


Measha Brueggergosman (given birth to Measha Gosman; June 28, 1977) is definitely a Canadian soprano who performs both as an opera vocalist and concert designer. She’s performed internationally and earned numerous honours. Her recordings of both traditional and well-known music also have received awards.

Life and career

She was created Measha Gosman in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to Anne Eatmon and Sterling Gosman of Fredericton, New Brunswick. As a kid, Gosman began performing in the choir of her regional Baptist chapel, where father offered like a deacon. She analyzed tone of voice and piano from age seven. As a teenager, she took tone of voice lessons in her city, and spent summers on scholarships on the Boston Conservatory with a choral camp in Rothesay, New Brunswick. She examined for one calendar year with New Brunswick soprano Wendy Nielsen, before shifting to studies on the School of Toronto, where she attained a B.Mus. She visited Germany for five years, where she pursued a Master's level on the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany.She married Marcus Brügger, born in Germany. They initial met in senior high school, when he was an exchange pupil in New Brunswick. If they married, they mixed their last brands to Brüggergosman (also spelled Brueggergosman). They possess two sons.In 2007, Brueggergosman uncovered her family's deep history in Canada and america. Her paternal 4xgreat-grandparents had been John Gosman and his wife Rose, African Us citizens who each escaped from slavery in New Britain colonies through the American Trend by likely to United kingdom lines. John was from Connecticut and Rose from Rhode Isle. They probably fulfilled in NEW YORK, then occupied with the United kingdom. The British provided independence to American slaves who still left rebel slaveholders and searched for refuge with them. Thousands of slaves, mainly in the South, had taken benefit of the war's chaos to flee, so many which the plantations had been disrupted in SC and Virginia, specifically.Following the war, the British arranged transport to Nova Scotia for pretty much 3500 Black Loyalists in the former Thirteen Colonies. John and Rose Gosman and their five-month-old little girl Fanny, born free of charge in Uk lines, were documented in the Uk embarkation record referred to as the Reserve of Negroes. That they had passing in 1783 using one from the last boats to leave NY for Nova Scotia. Measha's 4xgreat-grandparents initial resided in Shelburne, but afterwards resolved in Fredericton. Brueggergosman discovered of her African-American root base on Who DO YOU CONSIDER You Are, a British-based plan bought with the CBC. Regarding to Y-DNA hereditary examining of her sibling, chances are their direct-line paternal African ancestors originated from the Bassa folks of Cameroon.Struggling a heart state in June 2009, Brueggergosman took time off to recuperate from open up heart surgery. She came back to the level in Sept 2009 to get a performance in the Toronto International Film Event.In 2007, Brueggergosman became the Goodwill Ambassador for the African Medical & Study Basis (AMREF), a charity doing work for Better Wellness in Africa. In June of this yr she travelled towards the war-affected town of Patongo in East Africa to talk about her tone of voice as a kind of musical therapy for kids. Brueggergosman defined herself following the trip as "hardly ever the same" and proceeds her use AMREF today.In 2012 Brueggergosman was a judge over the short-lived Canadian reality display Canada's Got Skill. The display was subsequently terminated after one period. The same calendar year she made an appearance in the Murdoch Mysteries Television series event "Murdoch on the Opera" (Period 5, Event 5) as the imaginary diva Madame Rosa Hamilton, who's involved with a like triangle.In 2017 She was awarded an Honourary doctorate from Concordia University


At age 20, Brueggergosman played the lead in the premiere from the opera Beatrice Chancy by James Rolfe and George Elliott Clarke. Stated in Toronto in 1998, and in Nova Scotia the next season, the opera tells the storyplot of the slave female in 19th–hundred years rural Nova Scotia who murders her abusive dad, the man who's also her get good at. The opera and Brueggergosman had been well received by critics and viewers. In 2000 it had been filmed for the CBC.Brueggergosman offers appeared throughout Canada, where she's performed using the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Music Movie director Geoffrey Moull, Country wide Arts Center Orchestra beneath the path of Pinchas Zukerman, with Roy Thomson Hall.She's performed internationally, aswell, in america, Germany and other countries. She is at Elektra, Dead Guy Strolling, and Turandot using the Cincinnati Opera. She's also performed the Verdi Requiem with Sir Andrew Davis as well as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, aswell much like Helmuth Rilling on the International Beethoven Celebration in Bonn.In 2005, Brueggergosman was a soloist in recording William Bolcom's Tracks of Innocence and Experience, which earned 3 Grammy awards, including Best Classical Record.In July 2007 she was a fresh performer on the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, singing in the 'Phantom from the Opera' medley and final the display with "Ave Maria".She's also performed in america, for example in nov 2009 using the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, within their efficiency of Michael Tippett's oratorio A KID of Our Period.She performed the Olympic Hymn on the Starting Ceremonies from the 2010 Winter season Video games. During NBC's broadcast from the starting wedding ceremony, Bob Costas remarked to Matt Lauer, co-host of Today, as both hosted it about Brueggergosman's overall performance from the Olympic Hymn: "That is clearly a hymn for you personally, there," and laughed. She performed an set up of the British sung version from the hymn in British and French to reveal Canada's official dialects.

Awards and recognition

She was awarded the Grand Reward at this year's 2009 Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Music Competition and won Initial Prize on the International Vocal Competition ´s-Hertogenbosch in 2002. Brueggergosman is a prizewinner at various other competitions, like the Wigmore Hall International Tune Competition in London, the George London Base in New Deli, the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo, as well as the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.The recipient of the prestigious Canada Council and Chalmers Executing Arts grants, Brueggergosman continues to be twice nominated for Juno Awards. She earned the 2010 Juno Prize for Classical Record of the entire year: Vocal or Choral Efficiency for Surprise, documented with Deutsche Grammophon, with whom she's an exclusive agreement.In 2015, she appeared in the documentary tv series Tracks of Independence, which profiled her exploring and studying her African heritage before a live concert performance of African-American religious music.Brueggergosman in addition has appeared being a "judge" on MuchMusic's Video on Trial and on Cut TV's Task Runway Canada.In 2017 She was awarded an Honourary doctorate from Concordia University


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