Biography

Renowned for her pure, luminous, rich soprano, persuasive performances and dramatic ability, Arianna Zukerman is an artist in demand internationally for concert and opera performances. Ms. Zukerman is also an avid chamber musician, and regularly collaborates with some of today’s foremost chamber players. The Washington Post says “Arianna Zukerman possesses a remarkable voice that combines the range, warmth and facility of a Rossini mezzo with shimmering, round high notes and exquisite pianissimos that would make any soprano jealous.”


The 2019 – 2020 season includes singing in the concert, Hours of Freedom with the Defiant Requiem Foundation in Atlanta and performances of Annelies by James Whitbourn with the Lincoln Trio and the choirs of Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA.


The 2018- 2019 season included performances with Opera Lafayette at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and the Times Center in New York City in the role of Gran Sacerdote in Cerere Placata by Niccolo Jommelli; at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall with the Defiant Requiem Foundation in the concert, Hours of Freedom; with the Richmond Symphony in their Holiday Festival of Music conducted by Erin Freeman; with the Westminster Choir College at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. singing Annelies by James Whitbourn with the composer conducting; and in Jerusalem, Israel with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with her father, Pinchas Zukerman conducting.


Ms. Zukerman is the featured soloist on the critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated 2013 Naxos recording of James Whitbourn’s oratorio, Annelies: the first major choral setting the Diary of Anne Frank. The Guardian (UK) praised her performance on the CD ̧ stating, “Arianna Zukerman sings with subdued beauty.” She sings the work often including notably, the New York City premiere of the work at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in the Spring of 2014.

Arianna Zukerman was born in New York City into a musical family. Her father is violinist/violist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman, her mother is flutist, writer and arts broadcaster, Eugenia Zukerman, and her sister Natalia Zukerman is an accomplished singer/songwriter and visual artist. In addition to her performance schedule, Arianna Zukerman is the Chair of Voice and Advisor for Vocal Programming at Wintergreen Music in Wintergreen, VA and the Senior Director and a faculty member at the Potomac Vocal Institute in Washington, D.C. She regularly gives master classes around the world.

A past recipient of the Sullivan Foundation Award, Ms. Zukerman was a member of the Bavarian State Opera’s Junges Ensemble. She studied theatre at Brown University and received her Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School. She resides with her family in Greater Washington, DC.

edited September 2019

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