PETER VAN DE GRAAFF
Soprano Kathleen and bass-baritone Peter Van De Graaff have performed together or separately throughout America and the world including concerts with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv, the Budapest Concert Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony and the Czech State Philharmonic in Prague, Brno and Krakow, Poland. In the Midwest, they have been seen with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theater, Florentine Opera, Lincoln Opera, Chicago Chamber Opera, Music of the Baroque, Milwaukee Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago String Ensemble and many, many other groups. Elsewhere in the country, their engagements include the Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Utah Symphony, Rochester Opera, Washington/Idaho Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and the Jackson, Michigan Symphony. Either separately or together, they have sung under the batons of Pierre Boulez, Robert Page, Kenneth Slowik, Bernard Labadie, Nicholas Kraemer, Joseph Silverstein, Paul Freeman, Thomas Wikman, Christopher Wilkins and Alan Heatherington, among others. They were featured as part of a concert series in Japan, and gave the Asian première of Miride e Damari. Other festivals and engagements include the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Costa Rica International Music Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, Manitou Music Festival, and the St. Louis Baroque Festival. Kathleen and Peter Van De Graaff have travelled throughout Europe obtaining intermezzi scores, and have won a particular reputation as specialists in this area, performing them throughout the United States, as well as on live broadcasts over WFMT, Chicago, including four North American premières.