Anne Kathryn Olsen

Anne Kathryn Olsen

Early Music Soprano

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American soprano Anne-Kathryn Olsen is a versatile vocal artist with a passion for historical music: from the gothic Italian avant-garde to the early folk music of Appalachian America; Mediterranean vocal traditions to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Born in Texas, Ms. Olsen studied cello and received a Bachelors degree from Arizona State University and a Masters degree in voice from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since her relocation to Europe in 2012 concerts have brought her as a soloist to such stages as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and to the Utrecht, Saintes, Resonanzen, Misteria Pasachalia and Early Music Petersburg Festivals. She has collaborated with Björn Schmeltzer and graindelavoix, Pedro Memelsdorff and Mala Punica, Václav Luks and Collegium 1704, Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Soloists, Helmuth Rilling, and the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco. Operatic credits include Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Oberto in Alcina, and Lucy in The Telephone. Ms. Olsen has also sung with many professional choral groups, including the Amsterdam Baroque Chorus, Collegium 1704, American Bach Soloists, and the Berwick chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival. She appears on recordings with graindelavoix on the Glossa label.

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