SHEREZADE PANTHAKI, soprano

Soprano Sherezade Panthaki's international success has been fueled by superbly honed musicianship; “shimmering sensitivity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer); a “radiant” voice (The Washington Post); and vividly passionate interpretations, “mining deep emotion from the subtle shaping of the lines” (The New York Times). An acknowledged star in the early-music field, Ms. Panthaki has ongoing collaborations with leading early music interpreters including Nicholas McGegan, Matthew Halls, Laurence Cummings, Nicholas Kraemer, and Masaaki Suzuki, with whom she made her New York Philharmonic debut.

Ms. Panthaki’s recent performance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan was named one of the “Top 10 Classical Music Events of 2015” and described as “a breathtaking combination of expressive ardor, tonal clarity, technical mastery and dramatic vividness” by The San Francisco Chronicle. Her 2016/17 season features performances with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto); Philharmonia Baroque (San Francisco); the Oregon Bach Festival; Calgary Philharmonic; Mark Morris Dance Group (New York city); Berkeley Early Music Festival; Opera Lafayette (Metropolitan Museum of Art); Ars Lyrica Houston; and the Kansas City, Colorado, Pasadena, and Milwaukee Symphonies. She will also serve as the 2016 Christoph Wolff Visiting Performer at the Harvard University Department of Music.

Ms. Panthaki's repertoire extends well beyond the music of the Renaissance and Baroque to works such as Brahms Requiem with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Houston Symphony, John Tavener’s The Last Discourse with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Rachmaninoff and Strauss lieder at the Bari International Music