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Biography

Soprano

Russian-American soprano Yulia Van Doren’s recent and upcoming engagements include appearances with Music of the Baroque, Boston Baroque, the Columbus and Indianapolis symphonies, the Folger Consort in Washington DC, and a production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea with Mark Morris for New York City’s Mostly Mozart Festival, conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Her 2013-14 season included debuts with the Toronto, Nashville, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Albany symphonies and Los Angeles Master Chorale, and two trips to the Netherlands for performances with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

Born in Moscow, Yulia Van Doren was raised in the US by her Russian mezzo-soprano mother and American jazz pianist father. She is the only singer awarded a top prize in all four US Bach vocal competitions and she has been presented as a soloist by almost all of the North American early music festivals and orchestras. Her recordings include two Grammy-nominated opera recordings with the Boston Early Music Festival, the modern revival of eighteenth-century composer Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera Le Roi et le fermier with Opera Lafayette for Naxos, and the world-premiere recording of Shostakovich’s Orango, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon. Ms. Van Doren is an Astral Artist, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and a Beebe Grant recipient.

(December 2014)