Kirsten Sollek

Sollek Headshot#1  Kirsten Sollek has been called “an appealingly rich alto” and “true contralto” by The New York Times, and “an ideal Bach alto” with “elemental tone quality” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Recent highlights include Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach Cantatas 11 and 106 with Saint Thomas 5th Avenue, Handel’s Resurrezione with Avi Stein and the Helicon Foundation, Mahler’s Third Symphony with Kevin Noe and the MSU Symphony Orchestra, and Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony.  Other concert appearances include Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Matthäus-Passion and Bach cantatas performed and recorded with Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan, Haydn Masses (Theresienmesse, Schöpfungsmesse and Harmoniemesse) performed and recorded with Jane Glover and Trinity Wall Street for Naxos, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion and numerous cantatas with Andrew Parrott and the New York Collegium, an all-Bach program with Helmuth Rilling and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Tafelmusik, Bach’s Weinachts-Oratorium with Eric Milnes and the Trinity Consort, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with Kent Tritle and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Duruflé’s Requiem with John Scott at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, Handel’s Messiah with Kansas City Symphony, Bach Collegium Japan, Minnesota Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, and the Dallas Bach Society.  Festival performances include the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Boston Early Music Festival, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, the Virginia Arts Festival, and the Carmel Bach Festival.

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Robert Gilder
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