Soprano Sarah Hawkey believes that to sing is to breathe love into the world and that by co-creating art in which each person's unique creative gifts are celebrated, music becomes a model for greater world peace.
Sarah is blazing the trail for contemporary interpretations of baroque monody. Her singing has been praised for its “clarity, precision, and power” and her interpretations lauded as “transformational.”
Since the launch of her solo career in 2016, Sarah’s concert engagements have included the modern-day premiere of Freschi’s Giuditta, numerous cantatas by J. S. Bach, as well as Bach's Johannes Passion, B Minor Mass, Magnificat, and Missa Brevis; Vivaldi’s In furore iustissimae irae and Dixit Dominus; Scarlatti’s Lidio e Clori; Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus; Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem; and Haydn's Mariazeller Messe and Creation Mass.
Sarah is a champion of new music. This season, a dream collaboration came true when she debuted with LA Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, and the Prototype Festival in a world premiere opera entitled p r i s m by an all-female writing team with all-female producers. Her other world premieres include Child in the opera Upon This Handful of Earth by Gisle Kverndokk; Surprisingly Poetic Moments from an Otherwise Typical Hiking Guidebook, a song cycle by Abraham Z. Morrison; I will not go, an extended work for violin and voice by Pamela Stein-Lynde; and Drawing Down the Moon, an opera by Hunter Long.
Sarah Hawkey, Soprano
Niccolo Seligmann, Viola da gamba
duoSeraphim, Sarah's collaborationg with gambist Niccolo Seligmann is blazing the trail for contemporary interpretations of very old and very new music. Duo is opening a dialogue between present and past through their vibrant interpretations of chamber music. This season, they are touring a program which dives deep into the rich oevre of one of Venice’s greatest female composers, Barbara Strozzi.
To learn more about this collaboration, please visit duoSeraphim.org.