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Kathryn Mueller (Soprano)

Born: USA

The American soprano, Kathryn Mueller, earned her - Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (Magna cum laude) from the Brown University in Providence, RI (2001), and her Master of Music dgree (in Vocal Performance) from The University of Arizona in Tucson (2006). She spent a summer in Salzburg, Austria, where she studied Lieder at the Mozarteum. Among her teachers were James Busby, George Gibson, Nina Hinson, Charles Roe and Kathleen Wilson. She also attended master-clases with Benjamin Bagby, Barbara Cook, Drew Minter, Daniel Pinkham and Stephen Stubbs.

Praised for her “pure sound” and “glorious high notes,” (Atlanta Journal Constitution, Arizona Daily Star) Kathryn Mueller delights audiences in both concert and operatic performances. A versatile performer, her specialties are early music and contemporary works. She has appeared as a soloist with the Washington Bach Consort, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), and Chicago's Ars Antigua. Solo works performed include J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (University of Arizona 2005), St. John Passion (BWV 245) (Tucson Masterworks Chorale 2006; New Trinity Baroque, Atlanta 2008), and Magnificat (BWV 243), Mozart’s Requiem (Tucson Chamber Artists 2008) and C Minor Mass (Tucson Chamber Artists 2006), Georg Frideric Handel’s Messiah and L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato (University of AZ Community Chorus 2007), and Igor Stravinsky’s Pribaoutki. She has sung the operatic roles of Amy in Adamo's Little Women (University of Arizona 2006), Monica in Mennoti's The The Medium (University of Arizona 2005), and Miss Pinkerton in Mennoti's The Old Maid and the Thief (Arizona Opera 2006). She has also sung with the Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera and other opera companies.

Kathryn Mueller gave the world premiere of Ananda Sukarlan’s song cycle Love and Variations, commissioned for her vocal-piano ensemble, the Swara Sonora Trio. She has recorded extensively with New Trinity Baroque on the Edition Lilac label, and is also featured as a soloist on recordings by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Seraphic Fire, and Tucson Chamber Artists.

An accomplished choral musician as well as a soloist, Kathryn Mueller is a member of some of the finest choral ensembles in the USA, including currently the Handel and Haydn Society, Seraphic Fire (Miami, FL), and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and previously Tucson Chamber Artists, the Washington Bach Consort and Woodley Ensemble. She also sings with the internationally-acclaimed medieval group LIBER.

Kathryn Mueller recently made her Asian debut on an Indonesian concert tour with the Swara Sonora Trio, and her Latin American debut during concerts in Central Mexico with the period orchestra Capella Guanajuatensis. Upcoming performances include repeat engagements with Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, and her debut with the Albuquerque Baroque Players.

Kathryn Mueller happily makes her home in Tucson, Arizona. Between performing travels she directs marketing for her family's winery in Sonoita, AZ.

Source: Kathryn Mueller Website (February 2010; Photos: Richard Calmus)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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BWV 74

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Kathryn Mueller - soprano (Official Website)


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