MISCHA BOUVIER (baritone) has been noted by the New York Times for his “rich timbre” and “fine sense of line,” and his performances have been called a “delight to encounter for the first time” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He continues to impress audiences with his keen musicality and remarkable communicative ability. Mr Bouvier is an alumnus of the inaugural class of the American Bach Soloists Academy, at which he performed the role of Lucifer in Handel’s dramatic oratorio, La Resurrezione. He has performed with a wide array of ensembles including Anonymous 4, the Mark Morris Dance Group, Boston Symphony Orchestra, American Handel Society, the Bach and the Baroque Ensemble of Pittsburgh, Bronx Opera, the Five Boroughs Music Festival, the Folger Consort, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, and Christopher Williams Dance. An avid proponent of art song, he has presented recitals at the Baldwin-Wallace Art Song Festival, the Trinity Church Concerts at One Series, Internationale Meisterkurse für Musik Zürich, the Cincinnati Grandin Festival, and the Music Room at the Lindberg Farm series. He has offered regional premiers of Lori Laitman’s Men With Small Heads and Paul Moravec’s Songs of Love and War, and a world premiere of Charles Fussell’s cycle Venture during the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood. A singer of tremendous versatility, Mr. Bouvier made his professional musical theater debut under the baton of Keith Lockhart in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel with the Boston Pops. Other notable non-traditional performances have included Gilbert and Sullivan’s TrialByJury and ThePiratesofPenzance; Jerry Bock’s SheLovesMe for Lyric Opera Cleveland, and collaborations with Sting on Songs from the Labyrinth at Disney Hall. Mr. Bouvier holds performance degrees from Boston University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and has participated in programs at Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Internationale Meisterkurse für Musik Zürich, the Carmel Bach Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Festival. Recognition awards have included the American Bach Soloists Henry I. Goldberg Young Artist Award, the Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition’s Docia Goodwin Franklin and Richard Westenberg Awards, the Louisville Bach Society Gerhard Herz Young Artist Competition, the American Prize’s Vocal Competition, and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.