[PAST EVENT] Canceled - Ewell Concert Series - Laura Strickling and Joy Schreier
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Soprano Laura Strickling has been praised by The New York Times for her “flexible voice, crystalline diction, and warm presence.” A devoted recitalist, Ms. Strickling has performed with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, Lyric Fest of Philadelphia, the American Liszt Society, and Trinity Concerts at One. She was a featured performer at the 2016 New Music Gathering and Artist in Residence at the Yellow Barn Music Festival where she gave the world premiere of Reinaldo Moya’s Ciudades del Porvenir.
Recent concert engagements include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Handel’s Messiah with the Richmond Symphony, Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee. Ms. Strickling can be heard on several acclaimed recordings including Glen Roven’s The Vineyard Songs and Tom Cipullo’s The Garden: Songs and Vocal Chamber Works. Her recording of James Matheson’s song cycle, Times Alone was praised by MusicWeb International for its “shapely nuanced voicings and emotional urgency.” Upcoming projects include Confessions, Ms. Strickling’s first solo recording of American art songs and the world premiere of Tom Cipullo’s opera, The Parting.
A native of Chicago, Ms. Strickling currently makes her home in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Praised by Plácido Domingo as an “orchestra at the piano” and described by The Washington Post as “perfection itself…the dream accompanist that a singer hopes to find at some point in one’s lifetime,” Joy Schreier has been presented in recital at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Corcoran Gallery, and Strathmore Hall. Her international engagements include performances in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and throughout Western Europe.
Schreier and soprano Danielle Talamantes gave a sold-out debut performance at Carnegie Hall in 2007. In 2009, Schreier and Talamantes were the only North American duo to advance in Thomas Quasthoff’s Das Lied competition. That same year, they were the grand prize winners in the Lotte Lehmann CyberSing competition.
Schreier has served as assistant conductor of the Washington National Opera, pianist and vocal coach for the Cathedral Choral Society, and keyboard artist for the Washington Bach Consort. Since 2010, she has served as official pianist for the Washington International Voice & String Competitions. Ms. Schreier earned her doctorate in accompanying and chamber music from the Eastman School of Music where she received the piano prize in the Jessie Kneisel German Lieder Competition and the Barbara Koeng Award for Excellence in Vocal Accompanying.