“...brought a flexible voice, crystalline diction, and warm presence..."
The New York Times
"Soprano Laura Strickling's lovely diction and warm, clear sound bring attractive immediacy to this cycle."
“Strickling impressed with her powerful and expressive voice across a large range, her variety of timbre and character...”
"Strickling unearthed emotional core in the words...(her) plush, powerful voice resonated..."
L A U R A
A V A I L A B L E N O W
NewMusicShelf Anthology for Soprano, Vol. 1
Curated by Laura Strickling
Twenty songs for soprano and piano
Including works by: John Arrigo-Nelson, Paul Ayres, Clint Borzoni, Mark Buller, Martin Bussey, Emerson Eads, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Jodi Goble, Juliana Hall, Gordon Kerry, Joshua Lindsay, Cecilia Livingston, Ray Lustig, Carrie Magin, James Matheson, James Primosch, Behzad Ranjbaran, William Toutant, and Theodore Wiprud.
F E A T U R E D V I D E O
Mira Que Soy Niña (from Canciones Amatorias)
by Enrique Granados
Liza Stepanova, piano
The Giraffes Go To Hamburg
by André Previn
Liza Stepanova, piano
Martha Cargo, alto flute
U P C O M I N G
N E W S
Laura Strickling is the soprano winner of the 2019 American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award.
Laura and Daniel Schlosberg will perform a recital for WFMT Chicago on May 6, 2019. Repertoire to include James Matheson's Times Alone, André Previn's Three Dickinson Songs, and Benjamin Britten's On This Island.
Laura will be recording her first solo CD of American Art Song with pianist Joy Schreier at Sono Luminous Studios. Works to include Clarice Assad's cycle Confessions, Gilda Lyons' Songs of Lament and Praise, Tom Cipullo's How to Get Heat Without Fire, Michael Djupstrom's Three Teasdale Songs, Amy Beth Kirsten's To See What I See, and Libby Larsen's Righty.
Laura will premiere composer Juliana Hall and librettist Caitlin Vincent's monodrama Sentiment with Calliope's Call in Boston.
Laura will create the role of Fanni in Tom Cipullo's new opera The Parting with Music of Remembrance in Seattle and San Francisco in May 2019. For more information, visit:
On September 6th, Hurricane Irma devastated the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Two weeks later, Hurricane Maria arrived to deliver a second blow to the USVI and ravaged the US territory of Puerto Rico. Soprano Laura Strickling, a resident of St. Thomas, evacuated by boat to Puerto Rico five days after Hurricane Irma and escaped to the US mainland ahead of Hurricane Maria. She brings her friends together to present a song recital at the Opera America Center on October 18th at 7:30 PM in New York City to benefit the recovery efforts, and to help the citizens of America's paradise. Limited tickets are available. This concert also will be broadcast live via Facebook.
Laura has joined the artist roster of Schwalbe & Partners. For further information, visit:
Laura will be recording her first solo CD of American Art Song with pianist Joy Schrier at Sono Luminous Studios. Works to include Clarice Assad's cycle Confessions, Gilda Lyons' cycle Songs of Lament and Praise, Tom Cipullo's How to Get Heat Without Fire, and Michael Djupstrom's Three Teasdale Songs, Libby Larsen's Righty, and Amy Beth Kirsten's To See What I See.
Laura Strickling and Liza Stepanova (piano) are Artists in Residence at the Yellow Barn Music Festival, performing a recital program of traditional and modern Spanish song, from Granados to a world-premiere by McKnight Fellowship Award-winning composer Reinaldo Moya.
Laura and pianist Tom Sauer perform James Matheson's landmark song cycle Times Alone on a recording from Yarlung Records that also features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen, and the Color Field Quartet. Available on CD and 45 rpm vinyl. Order now: http://www.yarlungrecords.com/
Laura Strickling and Liza Stepanova (piano) have completed recording for a CD project of songs and vocal chamber works by Guggenheim Fellowship Award-winning composer Tom Cipullo.
Laura Strickling's recording of Glen Roven's The Vineyard Songs on the Naxos CD New Voices has reached No. 9 on the Billboard Top Classical Recordings sales charts.
Laura Strickling received both First Prize and Audience Favorite awards at the 2015 Classical Idol Competition presented by the Rochester Oratorio Society.
Laura Strickling recorded the world premiere of Momigny's realization of Mozart's String Quartet in D minor, K. 421 for soprano and string trio, to be released with violist/theorist Edward Klorman's book, Mozart’s Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Laura Strickling and pianist Dimitri Dover recorded Jake Heggie's song Edna St. Vincent Millay for a CD of Songfest premieres, to be released in 2016.