About Tammy Hensrud
Following a successful career with more than 35 roles in the mezzo soprano repertoire to her credit, Ms. Hensrud
has embarked on what is quickly becoming an equally successful career as a performer of challenging and diverse soprano roles such as Marie, Senta, Chrysothemis and Vanessa along with such roles as Donna Elvira, Tosca and Lisa.
career, Ms. Hensrud
enjoyed consistent critical acclaim.
Switzerland's Opernwelt found her to possess "a remarkably beautifulvoice capable of many colors and nuancesa singer who is also a natural actress.
Upcoming in June 2010, Ms. Hensrud
will sing the Soprano solo at Carnegie Hall in Gerald Custer's world premiere of Everything Indicates.
Additionally, Ms. Hensrud
has been heard in concert with the Si-Yo Society
, the Liederkranz Foundation
, the Kosciuszko Foundation
, The House
of the Redeemer Concert Series, Old Westbury Gardens Recital Series, Santosha Center for the Arts
, Astman International Concert Series, and in a one woman show, Chanson to Cabaret at the Lucille Lortel Theater
in New York.
New York audiences have heard Ms. Hensrud
as the Soprano soloist at St. Patrick's Cathedral
in the Christmas City Sings Concert and in Dubois' Seven Last Words.
has performed recitals throughout Germany, Austria and France and has recorded Gounod's Mors et Vita with the Netherlands Radio Orchestra.
In the United States, Ms. Hensrud
was heard at the Rutgers University
SummerFest in Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and returned to Rutgers University to sing in Mahler's Third Symphony.
has toured the United States with the Trio, Solomania, performing recitals with cellist Zvi Plesser and pianist Daniel Blumenthal.
A most versatile artist, Ms. Hensrud
has appeared in concert with the award winning Chiara String Quartet in Vocal Chamber recitals and in 2008 co-founded Feminine Musique
, a Recital Duo dedicated to performing the compositions of women composers.
As a proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Hensrud
has sung the World Premiere Performance of Christoph Hohlfeld's Zwei Legenden for the Sud-Deutsche Rundfunk, Richard Yardumian's To Mary in Heaven, Richard Ratner's Spoon River Anthology, Mrs. Evans, in the Blitzstein/Lehrman Opera Sacco and Vanzetti, and with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra has recorded Gerold Chenoweth's Two Poems by e.e. cummings and a premiere of Seymour Barab's one woman operaEverything Must Be Perfect.
Ms. Hensrud began her career as a cellist and holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in Cello Performance, Master of Music and Master of Arts degrees from the University of North Dakota.
She received a Fulbright Scholarship and continued post-graduate studies abroad at the Opernschule, Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany where she received an Artist Diploma.
has also studied at the Mozarteum
in Salzburg, Austria, the Franz Liszt Musik Akadamie
in Weimar, Germany and the L'ecole Hindemith in Vevey, Switzerland.
Ms. Hensrud is often in demand as a Master Class teacher, adjudicator, clinician and has served on the faculty of Hofstra University as Adjunct Professor of Voice since 2005.
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