Fabiana Katz

Whereas critics have used words like “chocolate” and “caramel” to describe the richness and shimmering quality of Fabiana’s voice, she also possesses a range and an edgy and dramatic vocal timbre that make her performances both intimate and powerful. 

Immersed in music in her native Argentina, Fabiana moved to Canada at the age of 14. She earned her B.Mus. in Music at the University of Calgary and her Masters of Music in choral conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.  Her coaches include Heidi Klassen, David L. Jones, and John Mitchell, among others.

Fabiana has appeared as a soloist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Choral FestivalSymphony Nova Scotia, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, to name a few. 

She has worked with conductors Tom Halls, Tonu Kaljuste, Ivars Taurins, Maximiano Valdes, Dale Warland, Stephen Cleobury, Peter Phillips, Mario Bernardi, Jeffrey Huard, Sergiu Commissiona, among others.

Fabiana has also been a featured guest soloist with Erato EnsembleVancouver’s Sonic Boom Festival, the Monteverdi Symposium, a Company of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, and the Vancouver Latin Music Festival. She currently sings professionally with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, under the direction of Jon Washburn. Fabiana was a founding member of the a-cappella trio Kallisto, which has received accolades around Canada; and of the Vancouver-based early music octet Stellaria.

Her most recent opera experience include the title role in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Opera Appassionata, and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with The Opera Project. As a recitalist, Fabiana focuses on repertoire which highlights her varied cultural background: Spanish, Latin American and Sephardic.

 

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