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Lucy Shelton

New York City, NY   

Winner of two Naumburg Awards – for chamber music and solo singing – soprano LUCY SHELTON enjoys an International career generously marked by prestigious performances. She premiered Grisey’s L’Icone Paradoxiale with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, sang Boulez’s Le Visage Nuptial under the composer’s direction in Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Paris, appeared in London, Vienna and Berlin with Kurtag’s The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza (with pianist Andras Schiff), made her Aldeburgh Festival debut in the premiere of Goehr’s Sing, Ariel, and recently performed Carter’s What Are Years for the New York City memorial tribute concert. Shelton has exhibited special skill in theatrical works, including Berio’s Passaggio with the Ensemble InterContemporain, Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage (for Thames Television), Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero (her BBC Proms debut), Rands’ Canti Lunatici and staged performances of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (with Da Camera of Houston and eighth blackbird). A quintessential collaborative artist, she has been a frequent guest with her vast chamber music repertoire at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ojai, Lincoln Center, Santa Fe, Marlboro, Aspen, Salzburg, Kuhmo, Aldeburgh and the BBC Proms. Her extensive discography is on the Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, Koch International, NMC, Bridge, Albany and Innova labels and includes works by Adolphe, Albert, Baley, Benson, Carter, Crawford Seeger, Del Tredici, Druckman, Karchin, Kim, Knussen, LeBaron, Messiaen, Rands, Ruders, Schoenberg, Schwantner, Stravinsky, Wuorinen, Yannatos and Ung. Shelton has taught at Third Street Settlement, Eastman, New England Conservatory and Cleveland Institute and the Britten-Pears School. She joined the artist faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center in 1996, and in 2007 became the voice faculty for Manhattan’s Contemporary Performance Program. In recognition of her outstanding career, Shelton has received two Honorary Doctorate Degrees: in 2003 from Pomona College and in 2013 from The Boston Conservatory.


JUBILUS by Gheorghe Costinescu

For Soprano, Trumpet, and Percussive Body Sounds.

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