Acclaimed for her “smoldering stage presence” (New York Times) her “richly-hued voice” (BBC Music magazine), New York based Armenian-Argentinean mezzo-soprano Solange Merdinian has garnered an international reputation for her versatility and interpretation as a recitalist, chamber musician, in repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, tango, cabaret, art songs and opera. Highlights include Merdinian’s critically-praised “tour de force” debut role of Maria in Piazzolla’s tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires; alto soloist in Saint Matthew Passion; soloist in El Amor Brujo by De Falla; singing at Madison Square Garden representing Argentina with the National Anthem; debut in the pop world for the Hollywood movie The Hundred-foot Journey singing a single song by Oscar winning composer for Best Soundtrack, AR Rahman, who personally invited her to be a featured artists of his USA Tour 2015 in New York. In 2015 she finished a four-year world tour with the Philip Glass Ensemble in the award winning production of the landmark opera Einstein on the Beach as directed by Robert Wilson, composed by Philip Glass, and choreographed by Lucinda Childs. In 2009 she received her Masters in Music and Vocal performance Degree from Bard College Conservatory and in 2007, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the New Docta International Music Festival, in Cordoba Argentina.
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