Marika Kuzma has directed critically acclaimed choirs across the United States and Canada. At the University of California she has led concerts of music from from Machaut to Mozart, Verdi and Reich. She has also been invited to prepare choruses for professional orchestras and conductors such as the Berkeley Symphony (Joana Carneiro), Midsummer Mozart Orchestra (George Cleve), Oakland Symphony (Michael Morgan), Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Kent Nagano), Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Nicholas McGegan and Jane Glover), the Philharmonia Orchestra (Esa-Pekka Salonen), and the Simón Bolívar Orchestra (Gustavo Dudamel).
Of Ukrainian descent, she has a particular affinity for Slavic choral music. Her award-winning research on Dmitry Bortniansky has gained the praise of Eastern and Western European scholars alike, and she has authored articles on Bortniansky for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and the Journal of Musicology.
|BORTNIANSKY, D.S.: Sacred Concertos Nos. 1, 6, 9, 15, 18, 21, 27, 32 (I cried out to the Lord) (Ensemble Cherubim, Kuzma)
|Concertos, Choral - Sacred|