Joelle Harvey, soprano
A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joelle Harvey is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most promising young talents of her generation. She is the recipient of a First Prize Award in 2011 from the Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition, a 2009 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and a 2010 Encouragement Award (in honor of Norma Newton) from the George London Foundation Vocal Competition.
Harvey’s recent engagements include her debut with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in London as Sicle in Cavalli’s Ormindo, further performances with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Serpetta in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with the Glyndebourne Festival Touring Company, as well as appearances on the concert stage with The Handel and Haydn Society (Dalila in Handel’s Samson), New York Philharmonic (Handel’s Messiah), San Francisco Symphony (Beethoven’s Mass in C), Milwaukee Symphony (Schubert’s Mass No. 6) and the Kansas City Symphony (Handel’s Messiah).
Harvey received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in vocal performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She continues to study with CCM Professor Karen Lykes.