About the Artist
Mezzo Soprano Kindra Scharich has been praised by The San Francisco Chronicle for her "exuberant vitality", "fearless technical precision", "deep-rooted pathos" and "irrepressible musical splendor." As a dedicated recitalist, she has performed over 150 art songs in 10 languages and given solo recitals the The American Composer's Forum, La Jolla Athenaeum, The Wagner Society, Lieder Alive and the acclaimed Sala Cecília Meireles in Rio de Janeiro. In 2018, Ms. Scharich will continue her partnership with Brazilian pianist Ricardo Ballestero, performing all of the non-Portuguese repertoire of the great Brazilian composer Alberto Nepomuceno. A great proponent of Lieder, she and the Alexander String Quartet have premiered Zakarias Grafilo’s transcriptions of the Mahler’s great orchestral Mahler (Rückert, Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) and will be recording them in May for release later this year. Symphonic works performed include Les nuits d’été, Rückert Lieder, Pulcinella, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and the great choral works of J.S. Bach and Handel. In the world of opera, Ms. Scharich has sung over 30 roles in the lyric mezzo repertoire, most recently and to much acclaim as Minerva in West Edge Opera's production of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and The Fox in The Little Prince with Opera Parallele. Enthusiastic about working with living composers, she is featured in David Conte’s recent recording Everyone Sang, to be released by Arsis Summer 2018 and has premiered works by Kurt Erickson, Janis Mattox and Anno Schreier (July 2018).