Emily Marvosh will join the Pioneer Valley Symphony
on May 11, 2019 for our “Call to Peace” concert
American contralto Emily Marvosh has been gaining recognition for her “plum-wine voice,” and “graceful allure,” on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Disney Hall, Lincoln Center, Prague’s Smetana Hall, and Vienna’s Stefansdom. Following her solo debut at Boston’s Symphony Hall in 2011, she has been a frequent soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society under the direction of Harry Christophers. Other recent solo appearances include the American Bach Soloists, Charlotte Symphony, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Chorus Pro Musica, Music Worcester, the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, and the Chorus of Westerly. Awards include the Adams Fellowship at the Carmel Bach Festival, the American Prize in the Oratorio and Art Song divisions, and second place in the New England Regional NATSAA competition.
Her contributions to 21st century repertoire and performance include world premieres with Juventas New Music and the Manchester Summer Chamber Music Festival, and she is a founding member of the Lorelei Ensemble, which promotes innovative new music for women. With Lorelei, she has enjoyed collaborations with composer David Lang, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
This season includes a return to Carnegie Hall for Handel’s Messiah, as well as role debuts in Suor Angelica with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and in Nixon and China at the Princeton Festival.
Miss Marvosh can be heard on two recent GRAMMY-nominated recordings: Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with Seraphic Fire, and Prayers and Remembrances with True Concord Voices and Orchestra. She holds degrees from Central Michigan University and Boston University.