Young Concert Artists Competition-winning soprano Julia Bullock debuts at the Kennedy Center on March 2

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Washington, D.C January 24 (Washington Bangla Radio, USA) - Described by The New York Times as “a striking soprano” acclaimed for her “ravishingly visceral account of Maurice Delage’s seductive Poèmes Hindous," Julia Bullock won First Prize in the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and will make her Kennedy Center debut at the Terrace Theater on March 2.

Said Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle, “Bullock doesn’t just sing to her audience, she connects with it.” Bullock also won Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors for 2012-13 after auditions judged by a distinguished panel that included  soprano Harolyn Blackwell, Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, Carrie-Ann Matheson, and Matthew Horner, Vice President and Artist Manager at IMG Artists.

 Bullock was in residence last July at the Marlboro Music Festival. Also a prize winner of Bard Conservatory's Concerto Competition, Bullock was the first recipient of the Mimi Levitt Scholarship at Bard College’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, where she earned her master’s degree. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and is currently in the graduate diploma program at Julliard where she studies with Edith Bers.

Juilliard where she studies with Edith Bers.  Bullock’s 2013-2014 season includes the title role in Henry Purcell’s The Indian Queen, directed by Peter Sellars at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Perm Opera and Ballet House in Russia; the title role in Jules Massenet's Cendrillon presented by Juilliard Opera; debut recitals in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York at Merkin Hall, and appearances at the Falany Performing Arts Center, Saint Vincent College, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and the Marlboro Music Festival.  She recently made her San Francisco Symphony debut in West Side Story in Concert, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; an album of the concert will be released in 2014.  

Bullock’s busy 2012-13 season included the title role in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, with Juilliard Opera. Said New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini in his review of “this winning production…the captivating soprano Julia Bullock brings a rosy, agile voice and light-footed grace to her performance as the impish Vixen.” Her other opera roles have included Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Monica in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium, and the title role in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.
           
 Bullock’s appearances at premiere concert halls and festivals across North America have  included an acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra, performances at the Ojai Music Festival, SongFest, and the Upshaw/Dennehy - Singer/Composer Workshop. She also toured performing the role of Pamina in Peter Brook’s Award-winning The Magic Flute.
   Bullock has a broad span of musical interests and performed contemporary chamber music at the MUSIC ALIVE! Series, curated by composer/Grammy Award winner Joan Tower and pianist Blair McMillan. She has also been involved with early music ensembles including the Clarion Society and the Helicon Foundation.

Co-presented with Young Concert Artists. This performance is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Irene Roth. Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts.


Who: Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
When:  Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
Where:  Kennedy Center Terrace Theater 
Program: Program to include Italian songs by Berio, Verdi and Rossini; French songs by Pierre Revel and  Messiaen;  and the Washington D.C. premiere of a new work by David Hertzberg, Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence
Tickets, $35, available at www.wpas.org or 202-785-9727.