Pavlina Horakova is from Prague, the Czech Republic, and in her last year of studies at the Manhattan School of Music. With her dark and deep mezzo-soprano voice, she gave an outstanding interpretation of songs and arias by Jean Sibelius, Antonin Dvorak, P.I. Tchaikovsky, S.Rachmaninov, Figus Bystry, J.Brahms. K.Weill and L.Bernstein — a concert of Finnish, Czech and Russian music. Finland Center Music Director Kalle Toivio seems as brilliantly capable of the task of accompanist as he is giving a solo piano or organ recital. We look forward to following Ms. Horakova’s career in the future!