Brielle Marina Neilson

Name: Brielle Marina Neilson
Voice type: Alto
SFS Chorus member since: 2014
Hometown: Simsbury, CT
Music schools I attended: Carnegie Mellon University, DePaul University, San Francisco State

Began singing: When I was less than a year old. My mother says I used to sing myself to sleep in my crib at night.

Musical inspirations:  I don't remember what initially inspired me, but by the time I was learning how to write, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.

If I were not a professional singer, I might be: a photographer or a writer

Favorite composers: Mozart, Verdi, Debussy, Barber, Gershwin, and Cole Porter

Favorite vocal works:   Verdi's Requiem, La Traviata, Carmen, and The Marriage of Figaro

This season, I am really looking forward to: Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe and Brahms' Requiem

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Spending time with my husband, my 3 year old daughter Stella and my fabulous friends.

On my CD player/iPod: Some of everything. All genres are represented.

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hanging out in nature, finding yummy food and wine and seeing live music, of course!