Cristi Catt

Cristi Catt is a soloist and chamber musician who specializes in mixing contemporary, world, and early vocal music. She has performed in concerts and theatrical productions throughout the U.S. and Europe, including appearances at Tanglewood, Flanders Festival, and the Moscow Conservatory. She is a founding member of the vocal ensemble Tapestry, winners of the Echo Klassik and Chamber Music American’s Recording of the Year.

The Los Angeles Times writes that “stunning solo excursions by Cristi Catt were as radiant and exciting as any singing I’ve heard all season.” Grammophone Magazine writes “high soprano Cristi Catt has captured the spirit of Hildegard von Bingen with extraordinary insight,” while Fanfare Magazine states: “Catt and Tosic sometimes sing in a manner more suggestive of folk, even pop (think Joan Baez or Judy Collins), than classical music. This doesn't seem self-consciously "hip," however, and the ease and spontaneity of their singing can't hide their expert musicianship." Her interest in the meeting points between medieval and world traditions has led to research grants to Portugal and southern France, and performances with Le Bon Vent, HourGlass, and Balmus. Cristi teaches at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge.

Photo by Roger Gordy

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