Fleur Barron received the 2022 Schubert Prize from the Schubertíada. She was chosen by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw as a Hemelsbestormer (Sky-stormer) for the 2022–23 season and designated an artistic partner of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Oviedo for several seasons beginning in 2022. A passionate interpreter of opera, chamber music, and concert works ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary, she is mentored by soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan.
The 2022–23 season brings several orchestral debuts, including Debussy’s La Damoiselle élue with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Orchestre de Paris, Berio’s Folksongs on tour with the Ge, Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra, and Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with the Slovenian Philharmonic.
Ms. Barron debuts with the San Francisco Symphony in these performances. This season she also sings the title role in Hasse’s Marc Antonio e Cleopatra with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with La Nuova Musica for a Pentatone recording, and Mozart’s Requiem at the Bordeaux National Opera.
Committed to cross-cultural dialogue and healing, Ms. Barron programs inclusive chamber music repertoire that amplifies the voices of diverse communities. Born in Northern Ireland to a Singaporean mother and a British father, she grew up in Hong Kong and New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Columbia University and a master of music from the Manhattan School of Music.