23 Feb 2006
A Journey With Schubert From Restraint to Passion
(Photo: Lisa Kohler)
By ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 23 February 2006]
Philippe Castagner, a tenor who won the Young Concert Artists auditions last year, has popped onto the radar in other connections as well. He has sung small roles at the Metropolitan Opera (having won the company's National Council Auditions in 2002), and in recent months he gave good accounts of himself in a chamber concert with Richard Goode and in Handel's "Messiah" at Carnegie Hall. On Tuesday evening, as part of his Young Concert Artists prize, he made his New York recital debut at Zankel Hall.