Name: Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist
Voice type: Soprano
Began singing: When I was 3, but really became interested in learning songs when I was 6 years old.
Musical inspirations: Recordings of Dawn Upshaw and Julianne Baird.
If I were not a professional singer, I might be a: Theater actor or choral conductor.
Favorite composers: Poulenc, Mozart, Monteverdi.
Favorite vocal works: Poulenc Gloria, Brahms A German Requiem, Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Mahler Symphony No. 2
This season, I am really looking forward to: Seriously, everything. Such a wonderful variety of exciting repertoire we have this year.
When I’m not working, what I enjoy doing most is: Swimming, reading science fiction.
Recent reading: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
On my CD Player/iPod: Javanese jaipongan, a folk version of the Orpheus story called “Hadestown”, Fado, Kronos Quartet playing Bollywood hits, and lots of Bulgarian Women’s Radio Chorus
Favorite thing(s) to do in the Bay Area: ferry rides and hill hikes.
Plus: I’m very excited about my medieval group, Cançonièr—we have a season of interesting, varied ancient music ahead of us.
I’m also very excited to perform the solos in Bach B Minor Mass in my hometown of Cleveland this spring, and by this time next year, I’ll be touring the Arctic Circle with an ensemble from Italy called Cappella Artemisia—a group of women performing baroque music written for and by nuns!