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Soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an active performer, recitalist and curator in the United States, specializing in 20th and 21st century classical repertoire. Her solo performances have been described as “electrifying”, and she was awarded 2nd place in the international John Cage Awards, sponsored by the John Cage Orgel Stiftung in Halberstadt, Germany. Her work in curation was also recently awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
Stephanie devours mammoth works of virtuosity and extended technique with ease and creative insight. In 2018 she performed the entirety of Georges Aperghis' Recitations in New York and in Boston. Other works of note she has performed include Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, and Shostakovich’s Seven Verses of Alexander Blok. She has performed as a solo and chamber musician at National Sawdust, Spectrum, the Firehouse Space, Miller Theater at Columbia University, Symphony Space, the Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, the Slipper Room, and Park Avenue Armory.
Her interest in contemporary performance has led her to sing new works by composers such as Bernhard Lang, Nathan Davis, Kaija Saariaho, Jason Eckardt, Anton Webern, Olivier Messiaen, David Lang, George Crumb, Aaron Jay Myers, Ashkan Behzadi and Reiko Fueting. She is one half of Peridot, a contemporary vocal duo that uses creative programming to highlight challenging and alternative methods to vocal chamber music. Her current projects include Recitations in Movement, a performance in collaboration with Laila J. Franklin to raise funds for Rosie's Place, a shelter for homeless and battered women, and Pidgin Talk, a commissioning effort dedicated to creating new works for voice that alter linguistics and thrive upon extended techniques.
Stephanie completed her studies at Manhattan School of Music, where she worked with Maitland Peters and Lucy Shelton. She is on the extended rosters for Ekmeles (NYC) and the nationally acclaimed Crossing Choir.