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Soprano SHEREZADE PANTHAKI’S (Norfolk ‘10) international success
has been fueled by superbly honed musicianship; a “radiant” voice (The Washington Post); and vividly passionate interpretations, “mining deep emotion from the subtle shaping of the lines” (The New York Times). An acknowledged star in the early-music field, Panthaki has ongoing collaborations with leading early music interpreters including Nicholas McGegan, Simon Carrington, Matthew Halls, and Masaaki Suzuki, with whom  she made her New York Philharmonic debut. Panthaki’s recent performance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan was named one of the “Top 10 Classical Music Events of 2015” and described as “a breathtaking combination  of expressive ardor, tonal clarity, technical mastery and dramatic vividness” by The San Francisco Chronicle. Panthaki’s 2017-18 season features performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the St. Louis Symphony (Nicholas McGegan conducting), the Milwaukee Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, her return to Ars Lyrica, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, and a United States Christmas Oratorio tour with Bach Collegium Japan. Her repertoire extends well beyond the music of the Renaissance and Baroque to works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Houston Symphony, John Tavener’s The Last Discourse with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with American Classical Orchestra, and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Strauss lieder at the Bari International Music Festival. Panthaki holds an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.