Tony Arnold


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"Soprano Tony Arnold is a luminary in the world of chamber music and art song. Today’s classical composers are inspired by her inherently beautiful voice, consummate musicianship, and embracing spirit” -Huffington Post

Tony Arnold is recognized internationally as a leading proponent of new music in concert and recording, and shares with the audience her “broader gift for conveying the poetry and nuance behind outwardly daunting contemporary scores” (Boston Globe). Her repertoire of vocal chamber music includes major works written for her by Georges Aperghis, Eric Chasalow, Philippe Manoury, Josh Levine, George Crumb, Pamela Madsen, Fredrick Gifford, David Liptak, Brett Dean, Christopher Theofanidis, Jason Eckardt, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Jesse Jones, Nathan Davis, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, John Zorn, and David Gompper. In the summer, she premiered Gabriela Lena Frank's Iberian Songs at the Music from Angel Fire festival, and later this season she will premiere a new work with live electronics by Hans Tutschku in Brazil. She is the soprano of the intrepid International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and a noted guest artist at festivals on four continents, having been featured at the Darmstadt Festival and Witten New Music Days (Germany), Time of Music (Finland), Cervantino (Mexico), Musica Sacra Maastricht (Netherlands), Tongyeong Festival (Korea), and the Perspectives XXI Festival (Armenia). Among her over two-dozen recordings is George Crumb’s iconic Ancient Voices of Children (Bridge), which was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award. Ms. Arnold is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University, and was a fellow of the Aspen Music Festival (as both a conductor and singer). Her teachers include sopranos Carmen Mehta and Carol Webber, conductors Robert Spano and Victor Yampolsky, and composer György Kurtág.