FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Artist Spotlight Session: Fabiana Katz
We had the pleasure of chatting to Vancouver Chamber Choir Alto Fabiana Katz this spring, and are so pleased to share her thoughts with you today.
Each Artist Spotlight Session features one of the 20 wonderful musicians in the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and we have been sharing these interviews on Mondays. We hope you enjoy today’s release and stay tuned for more videos and interviews in the future on Mondays.
Thank you Fabi!
BIOGRAPHY: FABIANA KATZ
Immersed in music in her native Argentina, Fabiana Katz moved to Canada at the age of 14. She earned her B.Mus. at the University of Calgary and her Master of Music in choral conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Whereas critics have used words like “chocolate” and “caramel” to describe the richness and shimmering quality of Fabiana’s voice, she has also acquired a range and an edgy and dramatic vocal timbre that make her performances both intimate and powerful. She has appeared as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver New Music, Erato Ensemble, and many others. She is also a founding member of the a cappella trio Kallisto, which has received accolades around Canada, and the early music octet Stellaria.
As a recitalist, Ms. Katz focuses on repertoire which highlights her varied cultural background: Spanish, Latin American and Sephardic. Her recent opera experience includes the title role in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula, and Cherubino in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
Because of her holistic and organic approach to vocal technique, and her intuitive and empathic nature as a teacher, Ms. Katz is sought after as a voice pedagogue, clinician and adjudicator, and has sat on Festival panels throughout BC, Alberta and the Yukon.