Kristina Bachrach (soprano) is making a name for herself in New York City and around the country. In the 2015 season she won the grand prize in the inaugural Ziering Conlon Young Artist Competition – part of James Conlon’s Recovered Voices Initiative. She also made her role debut as the Princess in Bare Opera NYC’s inaugural production of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges. That same season she appeared in recital in the Masterworks Series at BargeMusic and at Notre Dame University, as well as with Cantata Profana Ensemble, performing Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet in New Haven and New York City. Further she starred in the world premiere of Cephalophore by Chris Kincaid with the Thompson Street Opera Company in Louisville, KY. She completed her third collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera in their presentation of two operas by Bohuslav Martinu and recorded songs of John Harbison as part of a CD for the twentieth anniversary of SongFest, to be released in 2015.
This past summer found her in residence at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum and with the Lake George Music Festival, where she was featured singing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Some of her other opera credits include Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Nashville Opera, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Tanglewood Music Center, Lucy in The Telephone and Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium with Opera Naples, Emily Dickinson in Emily at Thompson Street Opera Company in Louisville, KY, and Musetta in La Boheme with the Lyric Opera of Virginia. She has performed in many concerts with Brooklyn Art Song Society in New York City, Philadelphia, Newton, MA, and South Bend, IN.
Kristina was an Artist Resident at the Banff Music Centre where she focused on the music of Elliott Carter and Judith Weir, and at the end Kristina made her Carnegie Hall Debut as the
soprano soloist in Anton Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra of NY. She was thrice a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at SongFest at Colburn.
She is an award winner with the American Prize Competition, the Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Yong Artist Competition, and the Metrowest Opera Competition, and a Grant Award Recipient from the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges.
She looks forward to upcoming performances with Brooklyn Art Song Society, an upcoming solo recital at the Roeliff-Jansen Library in Hillsdale , NY, and to premiering a new song by composer Glen Roven through the Brooklyn New Music Collective.
Ms. Bachrach holds degrees from Mannes College, the New School for Music and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude. Website: www.kristinabachrach.com