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ELIZABETH FARNUM

Soprano Elizabeth Farnum is a specialist in contemporary music. In addition, she is an active performer in many other musical styles, and her performances of modern music, early music and musical theater have taken her throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. She has prèmiered pieces by prominent composers in many venues, including Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, collaborating with such composers as Charles Wuorinen, John Harbison, Ricky lan Gordon, Peter Schickele, Anthony Braxton, John Zom and Toby Twining. She has been a guest soloist with many of New York’s modern music ensembles, including the New York New Music Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, Sequitur, the Cygnus Ensemble, Parnassus and the S.E.M. Ensemble. She appeared in a featured role in the U.S. première of Pascal Dusapin’s To Be Sung, presented by L’Opera Français, and recently completed a tour of Europe and an engagement at the American Academy in Rome. In the Oratorio and Concert fields, Elizabeth has appeared as soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Riverside Symphony, The La Jolla Symphony, the Jupiter Symphony and Musica Sacra. She has also performed and toured with acclaimed early music groups Pomerium and the Waverly Consort.

Ms Farnum’s background is in musical theater, and she made her Broadway debut in Riverdance. She has starred in several Off-Broadway and regional productions, and has performed with the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera. Three of her many recordings were nominated for GRAMMY® awards. Ms Farnum has a keen interest in nature, animals, and the environment, and is a NY State-licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She lives on City Island, NY with her husband Ken, a keyboardist and piano technician, and their cat, Spencer.

For further information please visit www.elizabethfarnum.com.


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