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Angelique Zuluaga (Soprano)

Born: Cali, Colombia

The Colombian-born soprano, Angelique Zuluaga, began her singing career in Cali, Colombia, South America, where she received her Licenciatura en Musica with Emperatriz Figueroa as her major professor in voice at the Universidad del Valle .Further studies in music lead her to the Jacobs School of Music and Early Music Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she recently completed two master degrees in voice performance and early music. Winner of Indiana University's 2006 Latin American Fellowship, she also holds awards, grants and scholarships for her performance, research and concert programming from the Early Music Insitute of Indiana University, The Latin American Music Center of Indiana University, Dorothy Quinn Encouragement Award (Metropolitan Opera Council), the Universidad Del Valle National Art Prizes, and grants from the Bloomington Area Arts Council, Brown County Community Foundation and Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.

Angelique Zuluaga has performed early music, oratorio, chamber and contemporary music throughout the USA and South America and can be found frequently collaborating with composers in new works. Past performances include soloist in George Frideric Handel's Ode to St. Cecilia at Carnegie Hall's Weill Insitute young artist concert with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the direction of Ton Koopman. Collaboration with Aguavá New Music Studio in the world premiere of Aurelio De La Vega’s Variacion del Recuerdo at the Coolidge auditorium of Library of Congress, as well as soloist in J.S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro under the direction of Kent Nagano & David Robert Coleman.

Recent and upcoming concerts include soprano soloist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra's 2011 Bach Project, soloist in Ode to St. Cecilia (G.F. Handel) and Serenade to Music (Ralph Vaughan Williams) at the 2011 Carmel Bach Festival, the USA premiere of Joni Greene's Message In Blue and guest soloist with the Colombian ensemble Musica Ficta at the 2012 Cartagena International Music Festival.

Angelique Zuluaga's interest in contemporary music has also lead her to commission a variety of pieces, most recently Lucretia, a dramatic song cycle for soprano and piano trio by Joni Greene which recently won an ASCAP and Lotte Lehmann Foundation award. Other comissions include Las Cuerdas Del Titiritero a children's pocket opera written by composer Gerardo Diri for period instruments and premiered by the ensemble Fénix De Los Ingenios , an early music ensemble devoted to Iberian-American literature and music she founded and co-directs. Upcoming commissions include Coplas Andinas, a song cycle for soprano and harp by Colombian composer Alba Potes.

Additionally in demand as an ensemble singer, Ms Zuluaga is in her fifth season with the Carmel Bach Festival and has performed under such directors as Paul Hillier, Raymond Leppard, and John Poole.

Source: Angelique Zuluaga Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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BWV 244

Links to other Sites

Angelique Zuluaga - Soprano (Official Website)
2012 Festival | Angelique Zuluaga (Carmel Bach Festival)

Meet a Musician: Angelique Zuluaga, Soprano (Bernard Gordillo)

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