“[Smith’s] voice was beautiful, elegant, and masterfully manipulated.” — Schmopera
Named one of Canada’s 2017 “Top 30 Under 30” Hot Classical Musicians, Canadian-British soprano Alexandra Smither is quickly making a name for herself in the world of old and new classical music.
In May of 2017 Ms. Smither swept the Eckhardt-Grammatté National Music Competition, taking home both First Place and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work, Nicole Lizee’s Malfunctionlieder. Her prize included a nationwide tour of Canada in fall of 2017 in which she performed a recital of contemporary works featuring Canadian composers. She has held fellowships at Songfest, Carnegie Hall, the Banff Centre, and Music Academy of the West. She was a 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival Fellow where she made her Seji Ozawa Hall debut alongside Emanuel Ax for a performance of Schubert’s “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen”. Comfortable in early music, she has sung with acclaimed ensembles Ars Lyrica and Emmanuel Music.
Smith is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. She is the co-founder of Rice University’s contemporary ensemble Hear&Now, as well as a member of the Houston based new music ensemble Loop38.
For this performance, Smith will be joined by collaborative pianist Trevor Chartrand in a program entitled Love and Longing featuring songs by Poulenc, Schubert, Granados and others.
Main Concert Series & Summer Music Vancouver
$42 Adults • $38 Seniors
To buy tickets by phone, please call the box office at 604.873.4612.