Since attending the ABS Academy in 2014, mezzo-soprano Agnes Vojtko has been making memorable and lasting impressions on Bay Area audiences and critics with her “exceptionally even, modestly plush, and heart-touching sound” (Bay Area Reporter). After appearances as an Academy participant in Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato and Bach’s Mass in B Minor (she sings the aria “Laudamus te” in the ABS Documentary Anatomy of A Masterwork; at the 7:02 second mark), she made her ABS debut last season in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and was the featured soloist in September at the annual gala where she sang arias by Bach and Handel. ABS is delighted to present this exceptional young artist in two full-scale oratorios by those two Baroque masters this month.
Born in Hungary, Agnes completed a bachelor degree in music at the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. Later, she moved to the United States as a Fulbright fellow to attend the Butler School of Music of The University of Texas at Austin, where she obtained the degree of Doctor in Musical Arts. Her vocal flexibility and magnetic dramatic presence are infused with the best from the Austro-Hungarian tradition and her American music training. To read more about Agnes, visit her website: www.agnesvojtko.com