LIEDER ALIVE!’s Master Vocal Workshops bring together internationally renowned master artists, including Thomas Hampson, Marilyn Horne, June Anderson, and Håkan Hagegård, with highly accomplished emerging and established professional singers for intensive training and performance.
Kurt Erickson, our Composer-in-Residence, heads our Neue Lieder Commissioning Program, which began with a five-song cycle by Mr. Erickson written for Heidi Moss Erickson. The program continued with further works for Kindra Scharich, Paul Yarbrough, and Kirk Eichelberger, and in the 2017/18 Season, they will be joined by pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg.
LIEDER ALIVE! has embarked on a unique collaboration with the award-winning Alexander String Quartet and the acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Kindra Scharich, on the performance and recording of some of the great orchestral Lieder, transcribed for voice and string quartet by Zakarias Grafilo, the Quartet’s first violinist.
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LIEDER ALIVE!’s annual Liederabend Series, now at the Noe Valley Ministry [map], has featured such outstanding artists as Brian Asawa, Kirk Eichelberger, George Fee, Heidi Moss Erickson, John Parr, Kindra Scharich, Simona Snitkovskaya, Katharine Tier, Paul Yarbrough, and the Alexander String Quartet.
“Lieder Alive! Is Very Much Alive” - Janos Gereben
“Violinist Zakarias Grafilo’s arrangements for voice and string quartet helped bring Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder to life
in an invigorating performance by mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and the Alexander String Quartet.” - Rebecca Wishnia
“The performance was so beautiful, and so honored the essence of love and longing at the heart of Brahms’ music, that I wanted it to go on and on.”
- Jason Victor Serinus