Described as possessing a voice capable of “vaulting to vertiginous heights” (The New York Times) and singing with “poise, polish and a lovely voice” (The Millbrook Independent), soprano Ilana Zarankin is a recent graduate of Dawn Upshaw’s Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program (in the studio of Lorraine Nubar).
In the upcoming summer, Ilana will be joining the roster of Vocal Fellows at Tanglewood Music Festival, where she will perform in Oliver Knussen’s Higglety Pigglety Pop! Most recently, Ilana collaborated with composer/pianist Jimmy Roberts in a programme of standards from the American Songbook (March 2012, Glenn Gould Studio). In 2011, Ilana made her Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall) debut in a World Premiere of Christopher Mayo’s song-cycle “Death on Three-Mile Creek” as part of the Dawn Upshaw/Donnacha Dennehy Workshop for New Vocal Works. Ilana also performed in an evening of “First Songs” at the Morgan Library (in NYC).
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