Sarah Kirsch, soprano
Sarah Kirsch is a soprano/vocalist currently based in Winnipeg. She continues to make waves as a soloist with local ensembles large and small and maintains a continuing presence at the WSO New Music Festival, Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, and Groundswell, Winnipeg’s new music concert series. In the first half of 2014, she was honoured to have been named the 2nd place winner of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg’s 2014 Doris McLellan Competition and the 1st place winner of the 2014 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. Outside of Manitoba this season, Sarah will be joined by pianist Chris Kayler in recital at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival before embarking on a cross-Canada recital tour with pianist Maddy Hildebrand this fall, and premiering Michael Matthews’ new song cycle Soló queda el desierto with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Montréal followed by Mozart’s Große Messe in c-mollat the American University of Beirut in spring.