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