Mikhail Hallak is an internationally renowned pianist and coach, as well as a much sought after authority of French diction. Now making his home in NYC, Belgian born Hallak maintains a busy recital and coaching schedule and is the principal of Studio 113 productions, a recording studio specializing in audio/video recordings for classical singers. Hallak, Welch, and Studio 113 recently launched “Notes from the Bench,” a 12-episode web series focusing on the business of opera.
Daniel R Welch has over ten years experience in the media industry. From print and online journalism, to promotional and commercial photography, his many-faceted positions across the United States and Europe give him a unique perspective, allowing him to give his clients their best portrayal. Daniel is known for his portrait work, but he also shoots stills and video for advertising, travel companies, and documentary work. He sits on the board of directors for several 501(c)(3) arts organizations, including an arts collective and a young opera company in Kansas City. He is originally from Rochester, NY, and has homebases in both Kansas City and New York.”