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Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an active performer, recitalist, curator and improviser in the United States, specializing in 20th and 21st century classical repertoire. Described as “electrifying”, she received a 2019 Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, and she was awarded 2nd prize in the international John Cage Awards, sponsored by the John Cage Orgel Stiftung in Halberstadt, Germany. Her curatorial work received a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
Stephanie devours mammoth works of virtuosity and extended technique with ease and creative insight. Works of note she has performed include Kate Soper's IPSA DIXIT, Georges Aperghis' 14 Recitations, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, and Shostakovich’s Seven Verses of Alexander Blok, and she has championed works by Ms. Soper, Jason Eckardt, Chaya Czernowin, Aaron Jay Myers, Kaija Saariaho, Ashkan Behzadi, Reiko Futing, jazz bassist / composer Nick Dunston, and several others.
She has performed as a solo and chamber musician at Roulette, National Sawdust, Shapeshifter Lab, Spectrum, Miller Theater at Columbia University, the Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, the Slipper Room, Park Avenue Armory, the Center for New Music in San Francisco (upcoming), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Re:Sound Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. This fall, Stephanie will give a TEDX Talk in Waltham, Massachusetts about experimental vocal music.
Stephanie is one half of Peridot, a contemporary vocal duo that uses creative programming to highlight challenging and alternative methods to vocal chamber music, and she has collaborated with new music ensembles such as Ekmeles (NYC), Equilibrium (Boston), Verdant Vibes (Rhode Island), and Guerrilla Opera (Boston). Her passions for interdisciplinary work and social advocacy have led her to create projects such as Recitations in Movement, a performance in collaboration with dance artist 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 received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she worked with Maitland Peters and Lucy Shelton. Her mentors include Sarah Maria Sun, Gina Izzo and Eunbi Kim through the bespoken mentorship program.