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Pierre Lidar :)
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 her work in curation was recently awarded a grant from the prestigious 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 Anton Webern, Olivier Messiaen, Kaija Saariaho, David Lang, George Crumb, Meredith Monk, Jason Eckardt, Aaron Jay Myers, Icli Zitella, Ashkan Behzadi and Reiko Fueting. In 2017, Stephanie founded unbridled, a new music ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of new art through commissioning, collaborating, and improvising. unbridled has performed works of David Lang, Ashkan Behzadi, Meredith Monk, and Icli Zitella, and this year has commissioned a new work by Emily Praetorius in a concert also featuring works by Morton Feldman and Kaija Saariaho, interposed with improvisatory reactions.
Stephanie completed her studies at Manhattan School of Music, where she worked with Maitland Peters and Lucy Shelton. She is on the extended roster for Ekmeles (NYC) and the nationally acclaimed Crossing Choir.