March 20th, 2015 by admin
Courtenay Budd has been praised as “a voice for connoisseurs,” earning acclaim at recital debuts at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, Boston’s Gardner Museum, and New York’s 92nd Street Y, prompting Darrell Rosenbluth of New York Concert Review to applaud, “Ms. Budd effortlessly took New York; the East Coast is secured.” A Metropolitan Opera National Finalist who has been called “one of the fastest-rising stars on the American opera stage.” (Wes Bomster, Critic), Ms. Budd has performed with companies including Central City Opera, Opera Omaha, Atlanta Opera, Carnegie Hall, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the National Symphony, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Grand Teton Festival and Bard Music Festival. Courtenay has enjoyed recent performances with Pulitzer-winning composer and pianist David Del Tredici at Brooklyn’s Bargemusic, and appears in further concerts of his music at the Guggenheim Museum next spring. She has collaborated with symphony orchestras across the United States in the Requiems of Brahms and Mozart, and will be presented in recital at the Sarasota Museum of Art accompanied by Charles Wadsworth, as well as in opera concerts with the Symphony of the Americas, and Brahms’ Requiem at Vassar College.