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Arianna Zukerman, B.M.

Arianna Zukerman


Arianna Zukerman, (B.M. The Juilliard School) graduate studies, Manhattan School of Music, studies in Theatre Arts, Brown University, Chautauqua Institution Voice Program, Junges Ensemble, Bavarian State Opera, Sullivan Foundation Award Winner.  Teaches private voice lessons with expertise in Italian, German, French and English diction.

Renowned for her pure, luminous, rich soprano, persuasive performances and dramatic ability, Arianna Zukerman is considered one of the premiere vocal artists of her generation. An artist in demand internationally for concert and opera performances, Ms. Zukerman is also an avid chamber musician, and regularly collaborates with some of today’s foremost chamber players. The Washington Post says “Arianna Zukerman possesses a remarkable voice that combines the range, warmth and facility of a Rossini mezzo with shimmering, round high notes and exquisite pianissimos that would make any soprano jealous.”

Ms. Zukerman is the featured soloist on the critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated 2013 Naxos recording of James Whitbourn’s oratorio, Annelies: the first major choral setting the Diary of Anne Frank. The Guardian (UK) praised her performance on the CD ? stating, “Arianna Zukerman sings with subdued beauty.” She sings the work often including recent performances in Dallas, TX and Cleveland, OH and notably, the New York City premiere of the work at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

The 2016 –’17 season includes a concert of duets and arias with mezzo- soprano, Heather Johnson and pianist, Giovanni Reggioli at Clarion Concerts Leaf Peepers series as well as performances of Annelies with the St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church Concert Series in La Jolla, CA, with Teamchor Jona in Jona, and St. Gallen, Switzerland and Lustenau, Austria as well as at the Red Rocks Music Festival in Arizona.

Ms. Zukerman’s extensive career includes performances with an impressive group of conductors including James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Lorin Maazel, Ivor Bolton, Constantine Orbelian, Julian Wachner, Lawrence Foster, Rossen Milanov, Marin Alsop, Jose Luis Gomez and Andrew Litton. She has worked with major orchestras worldwide, including the Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Colorado, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, the Philadelphia, Minnesota, Rochester Philharmonic and National Arts Centre Orchestras in North America, and with the English String Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic (UK), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra abroad, to name a few. Among the opera companies with which she has performed are such venerated organizations as the New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Arizona Opera, and the Castleton Festival. In her chamber music collaborations, she has worked with such esteemed artists as violinist Daniel Hope; pianists Benjamin Hochman, Ken Noda, and Navah Perlman; clarinetists Bharat Chandra, and Anthony McGill; flutist Eugenia Zukerman; the Miami String Quartet, and The Lincoln Trio.

Arianna Zukerman was born in New York City into a musical family. Her father is violinist/violist/ conductor Pinchas Zukerman, her mother is flutist, writer and arts broadcaster, Eugenia Zukerman, and her sister Natalia Zukerman is an accomplished singer/songwriter.

Ms. Zukerman is the Chair of Vocal Studies at the Wintergreen Music Festival and Academy and is the Festival’s Advisor for Vocal Programming.  She also serves on the faculty of Bel Canto in Tuscany in Greve in Chianti. She has  taught master classes at UCLA (upcoming), Gonzaga University (WA), Kent State (OH), University of Southern Missouri, University of Montevallo (AL), St. Alban’s School (DC) and was a member of the Jury of the American Traditions Competition, in Savannah, GA, 2005. Her students have been accepted to the following graduate and summer music programs: UCLA, Oberlin in Italy, the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program, Castleton Young Artist Training Program, Opera Studio Weimar, Music Academy International, OperaWorks, and Prague Summer Nights.   

Ms. Zukerman has taught private voice lessons in New York City and Washington, DC since 2001 and has been on the faculty at CUA since 2008.