The American soprano and mezzo-soprano, Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, was a Grammy-award winner in 1999.
Cheryl Bensman-Rowe is known to both early and new music audiences in this country and abroad. A former member of the Waverly Consort and the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, she has also performed with the King’s Noyse, Folger Consort, the Smithsonian Chamber Ensemble, and Pomerium Musices. Orchestral engagements include the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, among many others. She has toured extensively in North and South America, Europe and Japan. Appearances include concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Aspen Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Ravinia, Casals, Mostly Mozart, Wiener Festwochen, and Holland Festival. She has sung in premieres of works by Steve Reich, Ingram Marshall, Michael Torke, and William Bolcom.
Cheryl Bensman-Rowe she is co-director, with her husband Paul Rowe, of the Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF). She recorded for Nonesuch, ECM, and CBS Masterworks.