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Soprano Teresa Wakim has member of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus since 2003, and made her Symphony Hall solo debut with H&H at Mozart Coronation in 2012. Wakim has garnered wide acclaim for her performances of opera, oratorio, and chamber music. Praised for her “gorgeous, profoundly expressive instrument” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and possessing a voice of “extraordinary suppleness and beauty” (The New York Times), she enjoys an internationally successful career performing and recording music from the Renaissance to the freshly-composed, and is perhaps best known as “a fine baroque stylist” (The Miami Herald).
Wakim has performed as soloist under many of the world’s renowned early music specialists, including Ton Koopman, Harry Christophers, Nicolas McGegan, Roger Norrington, Laurence Cummings, Martin Pearlman, Alex Weimann, Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, and Jeannette Sorrell.
A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Boston University's College of Fine Arts, she recently won first prize in the Internationaler Solistenwettbewerb für Alte Musik in Austria and was named Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow by Emmanuel Music. Noted engagements include Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St. John Passion with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in the US and Europe, Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer with The Cleveland Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the San Antonio Symphony, Pamina in The Magic Flute with Apollo’s Fire, and a title role in Handel's Acis and Galatea with the Boston Early Music Festival.
Wakim can be heard as a featured soloist on four Grammy-nominated recordings with the Boston Early Music Festival and Seraphic Fire, as well as the Handel and Haydn Society’s Mozart Coronation CD on CORO.