Yulia Van Doren
YULIA VAN DOREN (soprano), a dedicated interpreter of repertoire off the beaten path, has thoughtfully cultivated a unique career as one of the foremost concert singers of her generation. Particularly recognized for her work in Baroque and 20th-century repertoire, Van Doren has been presented as a guest artist by a majority of the leading North American orchestras and festivals, has the distinction of being the only singer awarded top prizes in all United States vocal competitions devoted to Bach, and is featured on several Grammy-nominated opera recordings with the Boston Early Music Festival. Van Doren made her European debut singing the historically-notable Hungarian premiere of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has been a soloist for Mark Morris since 2007, singing many national and international performances with his company. Born in Moscow, Van Doren was raised in the United States in a music-filled household in which she and her seven younger siblings were taught by their Russian mezzo-soprano mother and American jazz pianist father. Her graduate degree from Bard Conservatory was generously supported by a Soros Fellowship and postgraduate study in Paris by a Beebe Fellowship. She is an Astral Artist Laureate.