Emily Marvosh, alto
American contralto Emily Marvosh has been gaining recognition for her “plum-wine voice,” and “graceful allure,” on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Disney Hall, Lincoln Center, Prague’s Smetana Hall, and Vienna’s Stefansdom. Following her solo debut at Boston’s Symphony Hall in 2011, she has been a frequent soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society under the direction of Harry Christophers. She is also regularly featured on the Manchester Summer Chamber Music series. Other recent solo appearances include the American Bach Soloists, Washington National Cathedral, and Charlotte Symphony (Messiah), Tucson Symphony Orchestra (Mahler’s 3rd Symphony), Chorus Pro Musica (Stravinsky’s Les Noces), Landmarks Orchestra and Pioneer Valley Symphony (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), Boston Baroque (Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea) Back Bay Chorale (Bach Magnificat), the Brookline Symphony (Sea Pictures), the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, Cantata Singers (Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis), and the Chorus of Westerly (Dvořak Stabat Mater and Bach B Minor Mass). Awards include the prestigious Adams Fellowship at the Carmel Bach Festival, the American Prize in the Oratorio and Art Song divisions, and second place in the New England Regional NATSAA competition.
Miss Marvosh can be heard on two recent GRAMMY-nominated recordings: Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem with Seraphic Fire, and Prayers and Remembrances with True Concord Voices and Orchestra. She belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fees to organizations they care about. She supports Common Cause and Rosie’s Place through her performances. She holds degrees from Central Michigan University and Boston University. www.emilymarvosh.com