Mary Bonhag

Mary Bonhag, soprano (Marshfield, VT) is captivating audiences around the country with her “marvelous versatility” and “supple, expressive” voice (San Antonio News).  As a new music specialist, Mary was featured on Resonant Bodies Festival, and has sung with21st Century Consort, and San Francisco Contemporary Players. She has premiered or commissioned works by Lembit Beecher, Susan Botti, Evan Premo, Shawn Jaeger, Eliza Brown, Evan Chambers, and C. Curtis Smith. In demand from Carnegie Hall to rustic barns, Mary connects with her audiences, drawing them deeply into the music. She frequently performs with Aizuri Quartet, Aeolus Quartet, Decoda, Spektral Quartet, and is featured across the country at chamber music festivals including Cactus Pear (TX), Five Boroughs Festival, and Stanford Live. She is co-artistic director of Scrag Mountain Music, now in its 10th year, with her husband, composer/double bassist Evan Premo. Together they organize chamber music residencies and innovative and affordable concerts around Vermont. Mary has presented thought provoking art song recitals at Dartmouth, Smith, Goucher, and University of Vermont.  She attended SongFest, Fall Island Vocal Institute, and Tanglewood, where she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize. Mary is featured on the NPR show Performance Today and appears on Albany Records and is pleased to return to Yellow Barn for her third Winter Residency.