The Montclair Orchestra will present soprano Ying Fang as featured soloist for its inaugural concert on October 22nd. Ms. Fang will sing the solo vocal role in the finale of Mahler’s 4th symphony on the program.
Ms. Fang is a rising star in the opera world, having performed with th Metropolitan Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Ravinia Festival in Italy, and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France. She most recently performed the soprano solo in Mahler’s 4th symphony this summer with the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Fang will be joining the Montclair Orchestra between performances at the MET Opera in New York, and National Opera at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
“Ying Fang is an incredibly talented singer, and brings a caliber of performance to Montclair that will set high standards for our organization from the very start” says Montclair Orchestra President Andre Weker. “Combined with the level of talent presented by our professional orchestra members, student fellows, and avocational musicians, the organization is poised to provide an incredible level of artistry in the inaugural concert, as well as throughout the season.”
A native of Ningbo, China, Ms. Fang is the recipient of Martin E. Segal Award, Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, The Rose Bampton Award of The Sullivan Foundation, The Opera Index Award of The 2013 Opera Index Vocal Competition and 1st Prize Award of 2013 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. Ms. Fang holds a Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma in Opera Study from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from The Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She is represented by IMG Artists, and is an alumna of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
Tickets for the inaugural concert on October 22nd at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair are on sale at www.montclairorchestra.org/events. Season tickets and donor discounts are also available online, or by calling The Montclair Orchestra at (973) 435-2906.