Lucy Shelton

30 Nov 2016


Lucy Shelton.

Winner of two Walter W. Naumburg Awards, soprano Lucy Shelton enjoys an international career bringing her dramatic vocalism and interpretive skills to repertoire of all periods. An esteemed exponent of 20th- and 21st-century repertory, she has worked closely with many major composers and premiered over 100 works. In recent seasons, Shelton has premiered works written for her by Shulamit Ran, Dan Visconti, Frank Stemper, Kathleen Ginther, Tamar Muskal, and Fang Man. An avid chamber musician, she has been a guest artist with several musical ensembles and has participated in numerous festivals. In fall 2013, she began a three-year term as a board member of Chamber Music America. Shelton's extensive discography is on the Deutsche Grammophon, Koch International, Nonesuch, NMC, Bridge, Albany, and Innova labels and includes works by Carter, Knussen, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Wuorinen, Del Tredici, Adolphe, Rands, Ginastera, Kim, Le Baron, Baley, Ung, and Schwantner. Shelton joined the resident artist faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center in 1996 and in the fall of 2007, she was appointed to the Manhattan School of Music's Contemporary Performance Faculty. She was a 2014 Center LOI panelist in Performance.