Julianna Emanski, soprano
“Simply gorgeous” (Music Web International), ” absolutely exquisite”(Musical Mayhem 2015), and “soaring ecstatically” (Music Web International) with her “light and delicate vibrato” (San Francisco Classical Voice) all describe the sophisticated and expressive singing that soprano Julianna Emanski brings to the concert stage.
Ms. Emanski has recently recorded and performed Sances’ Missa Sancta Maria Magdalenæ as a soloist in collaboration with the Duke Vespers Ensemble, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, conducted by Brian A. Schmidt (CD release: August 2016). In October 2015 Ms. Emanski performed internationally at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic. In January 2016 Ms. Emanski recorded and performed as a soloist with the South Dakota Chorale on a special project to bring to life two never-before-heard masses composed by Marcel Tyberg while in Auschwitz-Birkenau (CD release: October 2016).
Ms. Emanski frequently performs both chorally and as a soloist with Austin Baroque Orchestra, Dallas Bach Society, South Dakota Chorale, Tennessee Chamber Chorus, Mountainside Baroque, and The Choral Pick-up. Ms. Emanski has sung on the professional recordings of Dallas Bach Society, South Dakota Chorale, and Blizzard Entertainment – World of Warcraft, and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
Ms Emanski has attended and performed at most early music workshops in North America: Amherst Early Music Festival in Connecticut; International Baroque Institute at Longy in Boston, Massachusetts; Baroque Opera Workshop in New York City; Accademia d’Amore in Seattle, Washington; Early Music Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada; American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, California; Boston Early Music Festival; Berkeley Early Music Festival in Berkeley, California; Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, Canada; and the Baroque Performance Institute in Oberlin, Ohio.
Ms. Emanski is the co-founder and former artistic director of the Seattle-based performing arts company Queen City Musicians. She maintains Sing Academy, a private voice studio in the classical Bel Canto and Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) singing techniques. Ms. Emanski received a Bachelors in Music Education from Temple University, Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas, and an Artist Diploma in Early Music from Cornish College of the Arts. Ms Emanski is currently attending the University of North Texas for the Doctor in Musical Arts in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, studying voice with Stephen Morscheck.