Randall Scarlata


Randall Scarlata Photo credit: Christian Steiner

Known for versatility, consummate musicianship, and a winning way with the audience, Randall Scarlata sings repertoire that spans five centuries and 16 languages. A sought-after interpreter of new music, he has given world premieres of works by George Crumb, Paul Moravec, Richard Danielpour, Ned Rorem, Lori Laitman, Thea Musgrave, Samuel Adler, Hilda Paredes, Daron Hagen, Wolfram Wagner, and Christopher Theofanidis. He regularly performs the major German song cycles with pianists such as Gilbert Kalish, Jonathan Biss, Inon Barnatan, Peter Frankl, and Laura Ward. He is a regular guest with important chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and early music groups across the world. Mr. Scarlata’s extensive recording catalog appears on the Chandos, Naxos, CRI, Gasparo, Arabesque, Bridge, Albany, and Sono Luminus labels. His recording of Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Gilbert Kalish was recently honored with a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Vocal Solo. Mr. Scarlata is co-artistic director of the Alpenkammermusik Chamber Music Festival in Carinthia, Austria during the summer, and gives master classes throughout the United States and abroad. This summer he joins the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, and in the fall joins the faculty of the Peabody Institute. He previously served on the faculties of West Chester University and Stony Brook University.