Erika Baikoff

Soprano

Erika Baikoff

American soprano Erika Baikoff is a Young Artist in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She was featured in the roles of Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov conducted by Sebastian Weigle and Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro under the musical direction of Daniele Rustioni. Her 2021-22 season highlights include Woglinde in Das Rheingold with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She is a 2022 George London Foundation Encouragement Prize winner and the recipient of a Career Development Grant from the Sullivan Foundation. She was a finalist in the 2021 Queen Sonja International Music Competition. In 2019, she was awarded the first prize at the Helmut Deutsch International Lied Competition and the grand prix at the 10th Concours Nadia et Lili Boulanger with her duo partner, Gary Beecher. She is also the recipient of the Founders Prize in Voice from the Mondavi Young Artists Competition and a Career Bridges Grant. This season, she makes her Alice Tully Hall debut, joins BBC New Generation Artist Kunal Lahiry for a Liederabend at Schubertíade Cantabria, and performs Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Maestro Kent Nagano at the Taipei Music Academy and Festival. This summer, she joins the Académie at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from Princeton University and a Master of Music from Guildhall School of Music under the tutelage of Rudolf Piernay. Baikoff appears by kind permission of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.