Kathleen roland-silverstein


Kathleen Roland is a highly regarded concert soloist well known for her interpretation of the music of the 20th and 21st century.  She has been a featured singer with many music festivals, including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Britten-Pears Institute and the Tanglewood Music Festival, and has performed with many prominent conductors, including James Conlon, Kent Nagano, Reinbert de Leeuw, and Oliver Knussen.  She has been a frequent soloist with the Grammy award-winning Southwest Chamber Music Society of Los Angeles, with whom she has garnered critical acclaim for her performances. In the last year, the soprano has performed in New York City, San Diego, and Australia, and international performances include concerts in Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia and Germany. Recordings include a CD created with American composer Libby Larsen of her song cycle, Songs from Letters, from Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, and Aura, for orchestra and soloists, by Cambodian composer Chinary Ung. Dr. Roland is a Fulbright senior scholar, and an American Scandinavian Foundation grantee (2003 and 2016). She is a member of the faculty of the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, and is the author of Romanser: 25 Swedish Art Song with Guide to Lyric Diction. Roland is a frequent master clinician for some of the country’s premiere young artist programs and universities, including Songfest, Tanglewood, University of Southern California and Manhattan School of Music. She is the current music reviewer for the Journal of Singing.