Soprano Jessica Aszodi specializes in adventurous repertoire. Her performances have garnered praise for their “…virtuosic whimsy” (New York Times) and “…upmost security and power...” (Chicago Tribune). The Los Angeles times has called her singing “thrilling…” and ‘The Australian’ has described her as “…one of our greatest emerging talents.” Jessica has performed with ensembles as diverse as ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Bang on a Can, Victorian Opera (where she was a young artist) and Eighth Blackbird. She has been a soloist on recording for Chandos and Cajid.She has sung in festivals around the world including the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Tanglewood Festival (USA) the Macau International Music Festival (China), the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Vivid Sydney Festival (Australia).
Passionate about new and innovative work, twenty-seven year-old Jessica has premiered more than 50 pieces. For her efforts commissioning and producing new work Jessica has received grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, the City of Melbourne and Arts Victoria. Her awards include two Greenroom award nominations for ‘best female operatic performer’ in both the leading and supporting role categories. Jessica holds a Masters of music performance from the University of California and a Bachelor from the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, Australia).
Articles by Jessica Aszodi:
Practitioners of serious music have often neglected to take their physical selves seriously. But in new music today, a focus on the body as performing subject is gaining momentum. Ready...