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sherezade panthaki - soprano

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Indian soprano Sherezade Panthaki trained as a pianist vocal studio at the University of Illinois, Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. She is the winner of multiple awards at Yale University where she now teaches on several specialist courses.

An acknowledged star in the early-music field, Ms. Panthaki has developed ongoing collaborations with many of the world’s leading interpreters including Nicholas McGegan, William Christie, Nicholas Kraemer, Simon Carrington, Matthew Halls and Masaaki Suzuki, with whom she made her New York Philharmonic debut in a program of Bach and Mendelssohn.

Ms Panthaki is renowned for her interpretations of the Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell.

She has appeared with Bach Collegium Japan, Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Music of the Baroque and at the Oregon Bach Festival and Berkeley Early Music Festival. Modern orchestras include the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington DC; Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa; Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Outside the US she has appeared with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Nederlands Kammerorkest and at Musikfest Bremen and the Utrecht Early Music, Murten Classics and Bari International Music Festivals.

Beyond the early music field  she has performed Orff Carmina Burana with the Houston Symphony; Mozart Coronation Mass, Haydn L’isola disabitata, and Beethoven  Symphony No. 9 with the American Classical Orchestra; Brahms Requiem and John Tavener The Last Discourse with Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Her repertoire also includes Mozart Exsultate Jubilate  and Requiem,  Britten War Requiem,  Stravinsky Les Noces and Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Gloria.

Ms Panthaki’s has recorded Handel with Philharmonia Baroque / McGegan; Palestrina with Yale Schola Cantorum / David Hill for Hyperion and work by Matthew Brown with the Antioch Chamber Ensemble / Joshua Copeland on Acis.

Amongst her plans are engagements with the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque and Santa Fe Pro Musica.