Laura Strickling

Laura Strickling, soprano (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands), was praised by The New York Times for her, “flexible voice, crystalline diction, and warm presence.” She has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, National Sawdust, Trinity Church on Wall Street, Opera America Center, and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music. Her festival appearances include Ravinia Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Berkshire Choral Festival, Songfest, and Liederfest in Suzhou, China. Her performance of Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Mass in C minor with the Cathedral Choral Society in Washington, DC was broadcast by classical radio station WETA. A devoted recitalist, she has appeared with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, Joy in Singing, Trinity Concerts at One, Concerts on the Slope, Chiarina Chamber Players, and SongFusion, and has been presented in recital at the University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, Smith College, the University of Chicago, Notre Dame University of Maryland, and St. Mary's College. Her competition honors include the Rochester Oratorio Society's Classical Idol Competition, the Liszt-Garrison International Competition, the Positively Poulenc! Competition, the Schubert Club Competition, the Liederkranz Competition, the Washington International Competition, and the Joy in Singing Competition. Her discography includes James Matheson, a CD of songs, chamber music, and orchestral works by composer James Matheson from Yarlung Records, and New Voices, the Billboard Classical Top-Ten CD including her recording of Glen Roven’s The Vineyard Songs, hailed by Opera News, “Soprano Laura Strickling’s lovely diction and warm, clear sound bring attractive immediacy to this cycle.”