Jacob Soulliere (born in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a baritone opera singer.

Jacob Soulliere
Jacob Soulliere in 2018
Soulliere in 2018
Background information
Birth nameRoumen Atanasov Angelov
Born1999 or 2000 (age 23–24)[1]
Sofia, Bulgaria
OriginArizona, United States
Occupation(s)Opera singer
Years active1999-present

Career edit

Soulliere began his early choral singing as a member of the Phoenix Boys Choir. Singing at Arizona's Music Fest Young Musicians Vocal Competition, Soulliere was asked by American composer, conductor, and lecturer, Z. Randall Stroope to sing the written solo in the choral piece and being selected to sing at the White House.[1][2][3][4]

In December 2016 Soulliere was selected to perform with the newly formed Messiah Chorus in the production of Handel's Messiah under the direction of 4-time Grammy winner Vance George, formerly director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.[3][5][6]

Soulliere participates as a choir member and as a soloist at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree, Arizona. He currently studies voice with mezzo-soprano Mary Sue Hyatt, who formerly served as professor of voice at Kent State University.[7]

Awards and recognitions edit

Soulliere was being named "one of Arizona's finest young musicians".[8]

Soulliere was the only vocalist selected to perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in 2016.[9]

In 2017 and 2018, Soulliere placed 1st for two consecutive years in the Cheryl Siebs Memorial Vocal Competition.[2][10]

Soulliere received the $500 scholarship and performed as the featured soloist at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church as a part of the award. Most recently, Soulliere was a finalist for the Herberger Theater “young artist competition” [10][11]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Parsons, Jessica (2018-05-18). "18-year-old baritone commands the stage in Cave Creek". Arizona's Family. Archived from the original on 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. ^ a b SemiColonWeb. "Past Winners". Upscale Singers. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  3. ^ a b Van Kammen, Karah (2018-03-31). "Jacob Soulliere". Arizona Foothills. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ "Young Musicians Vocal Competition". Arizona Musicfest. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ "Jacob Soulliere". Glartent. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  6. ^ "Messiah @ Galion Community Chorus | December 2017". Mapado.com. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  7. ^ "85086 Magazine". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  8. ^ Cortes, Michael (2016-10-20). "Arizonas finest young musicians to perform at MIM". All About Arizona News. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  9. ^ "Arizona's best young musicians headline Musicfest concert at MIM". Scottsdale Independent. 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  10. ^ a b Gadberry, Emily (2018-04-11). "Jacob Soulliere, Arizona's rising opera star". AZ Big Media. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  11. ^ "Curtains Up: Behind the scene look of Herberger's annual Young Artist Competition". Arizona PBS. Retrieved 2018-06-29.

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