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I am a Haitian vocalist and researcher based in upstate New York. I serve as an assistant professor in the School of Music Theater and Dance at Ithaca College.  My current research explores the history of Haitian classical music. On the concert stage, I perform as a baritone with leading early music ensembles thorughout the United States.  On the recital platform, I tour the country with my crossover music group, Kuwento Mizik, pushing the boundaries of the genre by blending classical vocal literature with folk music and traditional storytelling from around the world.

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Canto Latino 2021 Jean Bernard Cerin / Veena Kulkarni-Rankin
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Canto Latino 2021 Jean Bernard Cerin / Veena Kulkarni-Rankin

Jean Bernard Cerin, baritono Veena Kulkarni-Rankin, piano Complainte Paysanne Raoul Guillaume arr. Julio Racine Jean Bernard (Best Singer, Best Performance, Best Performance of Latin American Art Song) Jean Bernard Cerin is a baritone, storyteller, educator and researcher based in southern Pennsylvania. Praised for his “burnished tones and focused phrasing,” he has charmed audiences throughout the United States, France, Austria, and his native Haiti. A gifted recitalist, he won the Gerard Souzay Prize for best performance of a French Melodie in the 2018 Joy in Singing International Song Competition. Jean Bernard Cerin es un barítono, narrador, educador e investigador con sede en el sur de Pensilvania. Elogiado por su “tono pulido y fraseo enfocado”, ha cautivado al público en los Estados Unidos, Francia, Austria y su natal Haití. Un talentoso recitalista, ganó el Premio Gerard Souzay a la mejor interpretación de una melodía francesa en el Concurso Internacional de Canción Joy in Singing 2018. Veena Kulkarni-Rankin is a solo & collaborative performer and composer. Veena completed her doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under Logan Skelton and John Ellis at the University of Michigan. Veena Kulkarni-Rankin es una intérprete solista, colaborativa y compositora. Veena completó su doctorado en interpretación de piano y pedagogía con Logan Skelton y John Ellis en la Universidad de Michigan. Follow Jean Bernard and Veena on Social Media: Website: Instagram: @duo.1717
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