Meet Soloist Kindra Scharich
Mezzo Soprano Kindra Scharich has been praised by The San Francisco Chronicle for her “exuberant vitality”, “fearless technical precision”, “deep-rooted pathos” and “irrepressible musical splendor.” As a dedicated recitalist, she has performed over 200 art songs in 12 languages and given solo recitals at the The American Composer’s Forum, La Jolla Athenaeum, The Wagner Society, Lieder Alive and the acclaimed Sala Cecília Meireles in Rio de Janeiro. In 2018 Ms. Scharich sang the U.S. Premiere of new songs of Anno Schreier as a co-collaboration between Deutsche Oper Berlin and Lieder Alive. She also continued her partnership with Brazilian pianist Ricardo Ballestero in performing and recording the non-Portuguese repertoire of the great Brazilian composer Alberto Nepomuceno (Nepomuceno and his muses, release 2020) A great proponent of Lieder, she Jeffrey LaDeur recently recorded To my distant beloved, music of Beethoven and Schumann, also to be released in 2020. She has collaborated extensively with the Alexander String Quartet, and in 2018 In meinem Himmel: The Complete Mahler Song Cycles, a recording of new transcriptions by Zakarias Grafilo, was released on the Foghorn label. In the world of opera, Ms. Scharich has sung over 30 roles ranging from Monteverdi to Philip Glass. In March 2019 she sang the World Premiere of Laura Kaminsky’s Today it Rains, based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe and in August 2019 she sang the role of Dodo in the West Coast premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves. In 2020 she will sing the role of Rosaura in Ermelinda with Arsminerva, and Anne Kronenburg in Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk with Opera Parallèle. Enthusiastic about working with living composers, she is featured in David Conte’s recent release Everyone Sang. See kindrascharich.com for more information and upcoming concerts.
Kindra will be performing with the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra on September 28-29, 2019 in their Poems, Folk Tales, and Legends concert with Paul Schrage, Guest Conductor/Interim Music Director.