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AMY ELIZABETH WHEELER

BIO

Raised   in   New   York   City,   Amy   Elizabeth   Wheeler   began   her   formal   training   as   a   young   dancer with   the   American   Ballet   Theater.   She   later   shifted   her    focus   to   study   music   and   graduated from   the   Fiorello   LaGuardia   High   School   of   Music   &   Art   and   received   her   bachelor   degree   in voice    from    the    Manhattan    School    of    Music.    Her    career    began    with    the    MGM    film     Fame,   followed   by   a   European   tour   of   the   Broadway   musical   Hair   performing   the   role   of   Crissy.   She made   her   operatic   debut   in   1990   with   the   Warsaw   Chamber   Opera   as   Fauno   in   Mozart’s Ascanio   in   Alba ,   and   toured   with   the   company   throughout   Europe   performing   Mozart   roles such   as   Cherubino   ( Le   Nozze   di   Figaro ),   Blondchen   ( Die   Entführung   aus   dem   Serail ),   and   Ismene ( Mitridate   re   di   Ponto ).   She   was   also   featured   as   Cupid   in   the   WCO’s   premier   of   John   Blow’s Venus   and   Adonis ,   where   she   began   her   collaboration   with   renaissance   lutenist   Jaroslaw   Lipski. They   performed   numerous   concerts   at   early   music   festivals   in   Poland   as   well   as   recording   and producing    their    critically    acclaimed    CD    of    English    lute    songs    titled     What    Thing    Is    Love   (Peregrine   Records).   Last   seen,   the   duo   was   showcased   by   the   Gotham   Early   Music   Scene   at the APAP conference in NYC in 2009. From   1994-2001,   Amy   performed   regularly   with   orchestras   at   international   festivals   such   as the   "Madrid   Mozart   Festival",   the   "49th   International   Chopin   Festival",   "Le   Festival   d’Europe   du Nord",   and   appeared   as   Damon   in   Handel’s   Acis   &   Galetea   broadcast   live   for   Polish   National Television.    In    1998,    she    established    the    Peregrine   Consort   a    consortium    of    artists    and musicians    from    the    Drottningholm    Court    Theater,    Warsaw    Chamber    Opera,    Concerto Copenhagen    and    the    Gothenburg    Symphony    Orchestra.    The    ensemble    debuted    with    a performance   of   Alessandro   Scarlatti's   Stabat   Mater    at   Poland's   National   Philharmonic   and went    on    to    perform    at    the    International    Wratisalvia    Cantans    Festival,    the    Bach    2000 Celebration   at   the   Royal   Castle   in   Warsaw,   and   the   prestigious   100th   anniversary   season   at Poland's   National   Philharmonic.   Highlights   from   concert   programs   researched   and   arranged by   Amy   include   Baldessare   Galuppi’s   motet   Confitebor   tibi,   Domine,    Songs   &   Duets   from   the English   renaissance,   and   semi-staged   versions   of   G.F.   Handel's   Amarilli   Vezzosa    and   Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata A battaglia pensieri . In    Gothenburg,    Sweden,    Amy    works    as    an    artist,    producer,    and    artistic    director.    As artist/producer   she   has   collaborated   with   members   of   the   Gothenburg   Symphony   Orchestra in    performances    of    The    Ugly    Duckling     (in    Swedish    translation),    scored    by    Jon    Deak    for soprano,    double    bass    and    string    quartet.    Concerts    were    presented    by    the    Gothenburg Konserthus’s   family   concert   series,   the   Bohus   Opera   Summer   Festival,   and   the   Backa   Theater. Her   production   of   The   Ugly   Duckling    was   first   presented   by   American   Opera   Projects   in   New York City (in collaboration with Julliard alumni) in AOP’s  First Night concert series. Further   projects   with   members   of   the   GSO      include   collaboration   with   Swedish   contemporary composer      Jan   Alm   and    “The   Martinson   Project” ,   an   ensemble   focused   on   performing   Alm’s     Martinson   Songs    set   to   the   poems   of   Harry   Martinson   and   scored   for   voice,   piano,   harp   and string   quartet.   The   ensemble   performed   the   debut   performance   of   the   Martinson   Songs       in   the Gothenburg    Konserthuset’s    Chamber    Music    series    and    later    were    presented    by    Poland's National    Philharmonic    in    a    program    titled    “Scandinaviana”.    The    program    featured    the Martinson   Songs    as   well   as   chamber   music   by   Grieg,   Nielsen,   Sibelius   and   Stenhammar   and was   presented   in   collaboration   with   the   Swedish   Embassy   in   Warsaw   and   sponsored   by   Volvo, SEBanken and the Swedish Institute. Amy   introduced   the   production   idea   of   a   singing   Christmas   tree   to   the   city   of   Gothenburg   in 2004   as   a   part   of   their   annual   event   Julstaden   Göteborg   (Christmas   in   Gothenburg)   and   was hired   as   the   production’s   artistic   director.   Since   then      Den   Sjungande   Julgranen       (the   Singing Christmas   Tree)   has   become   a   mainstay   of   the   city’s   Christmas   festivities.   In   2015,   she   was invited   to   direct   a   similar   production,   the    Det   sjungande   sjömärket    (the   singing   seamark)   at the    Volvo    Ocean    Race    finish-line    which    featured    a    program    of    international    sea    songs performed   Brunnsbo   Musikklasser   (grades   4-6)   and   the   Gothenburg   Boys   Choir   (Göteborgs Gosskör)   .   Amy   has   become   increasingly   active   in   Gothenburg’s   theatrical   choir   scene   assisting with choreography, stage directing, and running workshops. In    1998,    Amy    started     Peregrine    Records,    Productions    &    Managmement     to    provide    an organisation   to   support   her   production   and   recording   projects.   She   collaborates   with   artists and producers to develop stage production ideas, workshops and recording projects. Working   from   her   studio,   Amy   writes,   records   and   produces   vocal   tracks   for   film   and   television placements   as   well   as   for   other   producers.   She   is   signed   with   several   music   publishers   and production   libraries   and   her   recordings   have   been   placed   in   both   TV   documentaries   and feature films. AWARDS: First Prize in the 92nd St. Y's Symphonic Workshop concerto competition for young artists, performing Mozart's "Exultate Jubilate" conducted by Yaccov Bergman at Kaufmann Concert Hall, NYC (1986). The Fund, a Rockefeller/Kennedy Foundation award for her work as a U.S. artist at international festivals (2000). Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation award supporting her research on 18th Century Venetian composer Baldessare Galuppi (2004/5) Most recent:  New Release: Songs of Perfect Propriety, with pianist Kristie Born, poems by Dorothy Parker set to music by Seymour Barab, on the Peregrine Records label. Upcoming: John Cage: Forever and Sunsmell,  with The Rhythm Art Duo, recorded for Marten Records.
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AMY ELIZABETH

WHEELER

BIO

Raised    in    New    York    City,    Amy    Elizabeth    Wheeler began   her   formal   training   as   a   young   dancer   with the   American   Ballet   Theater.   She   later   shifted   her   focus    to    studying    music    and    graduated    from    the Fiorello   LaGuardia   High   School   of   Music   &   Art   and received    her    bachelor    degree    in    voice    from    the Manhattan   School   of   Music.   Her   career   began   with the   MGM   film   "Fame",   followed   by   a   European   tour of   the   Broadway   musical   “Hair”   performing   the   role of   Crissy.   She   made   her   operatic   debut   in   1990   with the   Warsaw   Chamber   Opera   as   Fauno   in   Mozart’s Ascanio    in    Alba ,    and    toured    with    the    company throughout   Europe   performing   Mozart   roles   such   as Cherubino     ( Le     Nozze     di     Figaro ),     Blondchen     ( Die Entführung   aus   dem   Serail ),   and   Ismene   ( Mitridate   re di    Ponto ).    She    was    also    featured    as    Cupid    in    the WCO’s    premier    of    John    Blow’s    Venus    and    Adonis , where   she   began   her   collaboration   with   renaissance lutenist    Jaroslaw    Lipski        performing    concerts    in Poland’s   early   music   festivals   as   well   as   recording and     producing     their     critically     acclaimed     CD     of English lute songs titled   What   Thing   Is   Love    (Peregrine   Records).   Last   seen, the   duo   was   showcased   by   the   Gotham   Early   Music Scene at the APAP conference in NYC in 2009.    From   1994-2001,   Ms.   Wheeler   performed   regularly with   orchestras   at   international   festivals   such   as   the "Madrid    Mozart    Festival",    the    "49th    International Chopin   Festival",   "Le   Festival   d’Europe   du   Nord",   and appeared    as    Damon    in    Handel’s    Acis    &    Galetea broadcast   live   for   Polish   National   Television.   In   1998, she   established   the   Peregrine   Consort    comprised of    artists    and    musicians    from    the    Drottningholm Court    Theater,    Warsaw    Chamber    Opera,    Concerto Copenhagen      and      the      Gothenburg      Symphony Orchestra.       The       ensemble       debuted       with       a performance   of   Alessandro   Scarlatti's   Stabat   Mater   at   Poland's   National   Philharmonic   and   went   on   to perform    at    the    International    Wratisalvia    Cantans Festival,    the    Bach    2000    Celebration    at    the    Royal Castle     in     Warsaw,     and     the     prestigious     100th anniversary        season        at        Poland's        National Philharmonic.     Highlights     from     concert     programs arranged       by       Ms.Wheeler       include       Baldessare Galuppi’s    motet    Confitebor    tibi,    Domine,     Songs    & Duets   from   the   English   renaissance,   as   well   as   semi- staged   versions   of   G.F.   Handel's   Amarilli   Vezzosa    and Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata A battaglia pensieri . In    Gothenburg,    Sweden,    Amy    works    as    an    artist, producer,    and    artistic    director.    As    artist/producer she      has      collaborated      with      members      of      the Gothenburg   Symphony   Orchestra   in   performances of   The   Ugly   Duckling    (in   Swedish   translation),   scored by    Jon    Deak    for    soprano,    double    bass    and    string quartet.       Concerts       were       presented       by       the Gothenburg   Konserthus’s   family   concert   series,   the Bohus     Opera     Summer     Festival,     and     the     Backa Theater.    Her    production    of    The    Ugly    Duckling     was first   presented   by   American   Opera   Projects   in   New York    City    (in    collaboration    with    Julliard    alumni)    in AOP’s  First Night concert series. Further   projects   with   members   of   the   GSO      include collaboration   with   Swedish   contemporary   composer     Jan   Alm   and    “The   Martinson   Project” ,   an   ensemble focused   on   performing   Alm’s      Martinson   Songs    set   to the   poems   of   Harry   Martinson   and   scored   for   voice, piano,     harp     and     string     quartet.     The     ensemble performed   the   debut   performance   of   the   Martinson Songs       in   the   Gothenburg   Konserthuset’s   Chamber Music   series   and   later   were   presented   by   Poland's National       Philharmonic       in       a       program       titled “Scandinaviana”.       The       program       featured       the Martinson   Songs    as   well   as   chamber   music   by   Grieg, Nielsen,      Sibelius      and      Stenhammar      and      was presented      in      collaboration      with      the      Swedish Embassy     in     Warsaw     and     sponsored     by     Volvo, SEBanken and the Swedish Institute. Amy    introduced    the    production    idea    of    a    singing Christmas   tree   to   the   city   of   Gothenburg   in   2004   as a    part    of    their    annual    event    Julstaden    Göteborg (Christmas    in    Gothenburg)    and    was    hired    as    the production’s     artistic     director.     Since     then          Den Sjungande   Julgranen       (the   Singing   Christmas   Tree) has    become    a    mainstay    of    the    city’s    Christmas festivities.   In   2015,   she   was   invited   to   direct   a   similar production,     the      Det     sjungande     sjömärket      (the singing   seamark)   at   the   Volvo   Ocean   Race   finish-line which   featured   a   program   of   international   sea   songs performed   Brunnsbo   Musikklasser   (grades   4-6)   and the     Gothenburg     Boys     Choir.     Amy     has     become increasingly   active   in   Gothenburg’s   theatrical   choir scene   assisting   with   choreography,   stage   directing and running workshops. In       1998,       Amy       started        Peregrine       Records, Productions     &     Managmement      to     provide     an orginization      to      support      her      production      and recording   projects.   She   collaborates   with   artists   and producers     to     develop     stage     production     ideas, workshops and recording projects. Working   from   her   studio,   Amy   writes,   records   and produces     vocal     tracks     for     film     and     television placements   as   well   as   for   other   producers.   She   is signed   with   several   music   publishers   and   production libraries    and    her    recordings    have    been    placed    in both TV documentaries and feature films. AWARDS: First Prize in the 92nd St. Y's Symphonic Workshop concerto competition for young artists, performing Mozart's "Exultate Jubilate" conducted by Yaccov Bergman at Kaufmann Concert Hall  (1986). The Fund, a Rockefeller/Kennedy Foundation award for her work as a U.S. artist at international festivals (2000). Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation award supporting her research on 18th Century Venetian composer Baldessare Galuppi (2004/5) Most recent:  New Release: Songs of Perfect Propriety, with pianist Kristie Born, poems by Dorothy Parker set to music by Seymour Barab, on the Peregrine Records label. Upcoming: John Cage: Forever and Sunsmell,  with The Rhythm Art Duo, recorded for Marten Records
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