Mezzo-soprano Kate Maroney is active performing early and contemporary music around the world. Kate has sung as soloist with Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, Mark Morris Dance Group, Yale Choral Artists, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Saint Luke in the Fields, New York Choral Society, Berkshire Bach Society, Fairfield County Chorale, Orchestra Sinfonica Milano di Giuseppe Verdi, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Monmouth Civic Chorus and Orchestra and TENET. She has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie, Chicago Orchestra, and Alice Tully Halls, has sung at the Oregon Bach Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, with Trinity Wall Street, and Musica Sacra. Kate recently sang with Ensemble Signal under Brad Lubman in Lincoln Center Festival’s Monkey: Journey to the West, with Trinity Wall Street at BAM’s 21st-Century Liederabend, and is currently a featured soloist with the Philip Glass Ensemble in the world tour of Einstein on the Beach. She works frequently with composers, premiering pieces with American Opera Projects, Brooklyn Art Song Society and championing works by Lisa Bielawa and Harry Stafylakis. She premiered and recorded Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar. (New Amsterdam Records.) Other recordings include James Adler’s Reflections upon a September morn for Albany Records. Eager to share chamber music with truly inspiring colleagues, Kate is thrilled to be part of the genesis of The Polydora Ensemble with this Brahms program and is excited to see where this project will go. Upcoming soloist engagements include Messiahs this season with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Bach Collegium San Diego, and the Danbury Chorale, premieres of pieces with Loadbang and Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, and trips to Paris and Berlin with Einstein. Kate teaches at Nassau Community College holds a D.M.A. from Eastman, as well as degrees from Yale, and SUNY Purchase. For more please visit www.katemaroney.com.